Though Yellowstone is our backyard, it's not the only wilderness we have here. The beauty of living where we live is that, in addition to the park, we are also surrounded by national forest land. My goal this summer was to explore the Beartooths more, and so far we've made it out there twice already this summer.
We drove up above Cooke City and started the hike at Daisy Pass.
There was still a fair bit of snow on the pass, and on the trail.
The hike begins with a steep downhill as you drop into the bowl,
and start hiking along the base of the mountains.
There were a ton of wildflowers along the trail.
And the scenery was pretty hard to beat.
And then, as it often does around here in the afternoon, a storm blew in. Suddenly there were dark clouds rolling in over the mountains.
And that nice drop into the bowl, to start the hike? It seemed even steeper climbing out in the rain!