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Thursday, June 25, 2015

An Adventure

IMG_2333All loaded up and ready to roll before 8am this morning—we were heading to Blue Lake with Sarge and Sarah.  Most years we can’t even get close to Blue Lake this early in the season—snowdrifts.  The locals (such as the cowboy) say you usually can’t get to Blue Lake until after July 4.

P6270076This photo was taken June 27, 2011 when our friends Gina and Rollie were here—we tried to go to Blue Lake but were stopped by this snowdrift about nine miles shy of the lake.  Today—no snow on the road, lots of snow melt water running everywhere and lots of puddles.  Plus it was even dusty in places—not good this early in the summer! 

It was a glorious day spent with good friends!  Sunny skies with a few clouds now and then plus enough breeze at the lake to keep the mosquitoes away. 

IMG_2341Callie runs for a while then rides for a while—Emmi just rides and yips at Callie!


The ride to Blue Lake from where we unloaded the ATVs was 43 miles round trip—bone jarring rocks and mud puddles, up and up we went—the scenery makes up for the roughness!  Soaring mountains, wildflowers, green, green grass, and the smell of evergreens in the air—gorgeous!

IMG_2356Pilot and Index Peaks located in Wyoming but still in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness area.  IMG_2389

Blue Lake is located in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness area.  After miles and miles of unbelievable rough riding you arrive at the end of the road—there is a foot/horse path down to the lake.  The lake is as the crow flies less than 12 miles from the northern border of Yellowstone Park—you are out in the middle of nowhere—literally.  Can you imagine our surprise to arrive at the trailhead to find not only a Toyota FJ Cruiser but a PORSCHE!!!  As in Porsche SUV but still—who in their right mind would bring that kind of a vehicle up that road??  These people were from Minnesota and Tennessee—they had tents and gear everywhere and were enjoying themselves immensely! 

IMG_2364Still a little ice on the late and lots of snow drifts.  IMG_2372


Callie enjoying the snow!



We are indeed fortunate to live in such a place aren’t we!  Tomorrow I am heading to Nashville, TN leaving the cowboy and Emmi at home holding down the fort.  Just a short trip, I will be back home Sunday—attending a training session for the company which hired me back in October, 2014. 


  1. I don't think you want to come this in sick!! It is soooo very hot and humid. The temps are suppose to break with a front tomorrow night which will drop the temps into the 80's. But compared to what you are having back will sweat to death. I can't believe you have long sleeves and vests on. Oh, it looks so nice and cold!! Bring some with you:) What a fun day out on the trail! Callie was so funny rolling in the snow:)

  2. Sure like the looks of that back country. I'm thinking jostling along over those rough roads on a bouncing ATV would be a good way to keep one's weight under control. Might be a good idea for me to look into that.

  3. OMGosh...STUNNING photos!! Incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Fantastic views... and you sure captured a lot! It would be interesting to wear a pedometer when you're riding that ATV... I wear one when I use the riding mower... that thing bounces me around like a bucking bronco... the pedometer usually registers around 20,000 steps by the time I get done mowing. Now.. back to the photos... the scenery is gorgeous, but how cold is it?

  5. What a great Adventure and such Beautiful scenery!
    Thanks as always for sharing as we love your pictures and posts.
    Have a enjoyable trip!

  6. What a beautiful spot. Hate seeing that the snow is gone early though. The lake shots are especially pretty. You'll appreciate it even more after your weekend in the heat :-)

  7. what an absolutely gorgeous ride with spectacular scenery!!! we are kind of hot and humid here in Wisconsin, and definitely no snow.

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard


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