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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Buffalo, Wy to Cody, Wy

Hello from Cody, Wyoming!  We arrived here yesterday and are staying at Absaroka Bay RV Park until Friday. We left Custer, SD on Sunday and traveled to Buffalo, Wy on Highway 16 which had several miles of road construction where all the asphalt had been removed and had to drive on dirt which wasn't too much fun, particularly pulling 15,000 pounds behind us. What made it worse, the road construction was in a mountainous section.  After passing the construction, the road was fine. We overnighted at Deer Park Camp Ground in Buffalo. While there, we drove through a section of the Big Horn National Forest on the Crazy Woman Canyon road, which was very scenic with some nice wildlife and do have several pictures to share with you.  Monday morning we hit the highway headed for Cody on Highway 16, with this stretch of highway designated as The Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway. This section of highway is drop dead gorgeous but does have some some fairly steep 7% grades going both up and down for quite a few miles. Thank goodness for exhaust brakes! After we crossed the mountain section of the highway, we started getting into rolling hills that gradually changed into flat plains. It was in this section of highway, that I was awestruck by the vastness, majesty and openness of this beautiful land. It's difficult for me to put in words, but the beauty and uniqueness is like no other place I've seen. Wyoming is indeed a diverse, beautiful state. Tomorrow, we're traveling up the Chief Joseph Highway to Bear Tooth Pass and on to to Red Lodge, Mt. This is supposed to be one of the most scenic drives in this part of the country, and we hope to have many pictures to share with you. 

In Bighorn National Forest.

Mountain Stream In Bighorn

A lot of this area is very rugged

Lower side of Bighorn looking East near sunset


Pretty Large Pronghorn or Antelope

Very Pretty sunset over Bighorn Mountains

Large Mule Deer that was wanting his picture taken, so I obliged him!

Our First View of Snow Capped Rocky Mountains

I can't pass up a scenic shot!

Atop Powder River Pass on Highway 16.

Our Trusty Steed and our home on wheels. By the way, the truck is doing great, thanks to Rapid Chevrolet in Rapid City, SD.

Snow Guards to keep snow from drifting on highways. They are fairly common on higher elevations of the highway.

Wide Open Spaces


  1. Great picture's keep them coming

  2. I'm loving "traveling" with ya'll. We went from Cody to Buffalo, but because of the weather went north into Montana & saw Little Bighorn battlefield on a cold, nasty, rainy day. Then went south to Buffalo so Gene could see a doc there. He was already having trouble breathing in the high elevations. Good thing we went around those mountains. It was snowing in there! We could see it when we got to Buffalo.
    We LOVE Cody; been there twice. LOVE the Buffalo Bill Museum. It takes 2 days to really enjoy it. Took a good trolley tour of the town; went to a western music show one night; also the rodeo. Took a wild horse tour, which we really enjoyed. Beartooth Highway is awesome!!!! Also Chief Joseph Hwy. In 06 when we tried driving it from Cody, it started snowing near the top; turned back at Top of the World Store. We've been to Red Lodge & Cooke City. There's a place in one of those places that specializes in pies.
    I know ya'll are having a wonderful time!!!! It's a beautiful country we live in!