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The Beartooth Highway has been on my travel destination list for many years and we finally made it. The voyage did not disappoint. What marvelous scenery. At almost 11,000 feet the views were spectacular and ever so varied. There were extensive plateaus, snow-covered peaks, glacial lakes, deep valleys….
Today was a leisurely 318-mile drive from Dickinson, ND to Billings, MT. We arrived early enough to stop by Zoo Montana which turned out to be a disappointment. There were few animals although the two bears were entertaining.
We spent all morning and part of the afternoon in the South section of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The terrain was a bit more interesting than the North section and we say countless bison –some very up-close–, wild horses, and prairie dogs.
We spend the morning visiting the North unit of TRNP. It was OK, but not as interesting or as colorful as the South Dakota Badlands. And we saw very few animals.
We arrived in Medora in early afternoon, with enough time for a short visit stop the Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit Visitor Center to get our bearings. In addition to countless prairie dogs, we also saw some lovely wild horses.
First day of our adventure to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Today’s segment took us 543 miles to Butte, Montana. We had dinner at Casagranda’s Restaurant, the same place we ate on our 2013 trip to the South Dakota Badlands. The meal was superb, again.