- Category: President's Corner
Fall in the mountains came early this year. Returning to Billings from Cooke City on August 24th we decided to go over the Beartooth Pass. At 2PM the weather in Cooke City was partly cloudy and the traffic was relatively light for that time of the year. By the time we went past Long Lake and started up the switchbacks we encountered heavy rain, fog and snow. We decided it was prudent to turn around and take the Chief Joseph Highway back to Billings. Beartooth Pass was closed a couple of hours after we turned around. Unfortunately, we ran into fog, snow and hail going east on Chief Joseph. Stopping at Painters Outpost for coffee and M&Ms allowed for some of the weather to pass. No damage to vehicles or trailers.