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Yellowstone trip pics

Took a little trip to Yellowstone National Park on our 2014 Yamaha VStar1300.

The weather was nice. It stormed here and there, but we magically missed most of it. There was road construction in the park. Some gravel (sorta), some dirt, and some VERY fresh and slippery oil. They had big tanker trucks to "water" the dirt, in order to keep down the dust. That was fun.

These little guys were at many of the overlooks. Begging snacks. One climbed right up the wife's boots.

Day one was a ride from Cody 52 miles to the park entrance and a left turn down around Yellowstone Lake enroute to Old Faithful - arriving three minutes before it erupted.

Continued around "Geyser Basin" and completed the "loop" and headed back to Cody.

Day two was a ride up Chief Joseph Highway from Cody to the Yellowstone Northeast entrance and a ride around the upper loop.

1st stop was Mammoth Springs. There wasn't much "springs" that day.

I think these Elk were looking for snacks

This one must have been in the landscape business - a tree trimmer, I think.

Tower Falls

Firehole Falls

There were a LOT of bison

THIS ONE seemed particularly interested in us

Some elk

This one was guarding the restroom

Day 3 was a ride from Cody to Red Lodge, Montana - up over Beartooth Pass and return via Chief Joseph Highway.

The day started at 60 degrees and clear skies. It was 34 degrees and 50 mph wind gusts on top - and then the storm clouds moved in.

It was an interesting ride, and would you believe that we managed to miss all of the more wicked weather ? Just some light rain, here and there.

Next day was a ride along the Big Horn Mountain Scenic Byway (highly recommend this) and then a visit to Devil's Tower and then straight east to Wall, SD for lodging.

An early rise the next day and a loop thru the Badlands, then west to Sturgis and lunch.

After that, we rode Iron Mountain road to Custer State Park, looping around and up on Needles Highway and then back to the hotel in Wall, South Dakota.

I must say that we had good service and good food in all of the restaurants.

We don't normally vacation during this peak vacation time and were surprised to discover that traffic was decent and most everyone was courteous and friendly. We rose very early and took much patience with us.

Riding a motorcycle thru Yellowstone worked out well for us - with but a single incident where a lone bison bull took an "interest" in us.
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Great sister and her husband live in Cheyenne...Ive been but sadly not on the bike...should be on every bodies bucket list...
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Thanks for sharing your trip photo's.

I love the left side mountains....

the only time I was out there... snow ball fights in August in a "T" shirt...
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OK - just so you know - the Wife took most of these photo's from the back of the bike.
The video are from a Pixel 2 cell phone (mine)
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Thanks for sharing, Poser. Fantastic pics. Good inspiration for trips of my own once I retire.
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Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
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As usual there was a waiting line for the ladies room.


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Great pictures! We rode through that area and stayed in Yellowstone two years ago. Those bison can be intimidating. As you ride through the park and they start to walk on the highway every one stops. And when you are on the bike you don’t have a lot of options if they chose to get too close.

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Beautiful picture's, thanks for sarring.
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Thanks for sharing. I did basically that same trip but backwards a couple of years ago. Beartooth Hwy was one of the highlights for me. 12 days 5300 miles. Trip of a lifetime for sure
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