Thursday, July 26, 2018

Beartooth Pass or Bust!

8:43 am:
The Scampy Team was up doing stuff this morning at 6am!

First thing up was re-installing Mr. Wave3, our catalytic heater. The temperature got down to 54℉. Too cold and uncomfortable!

Towards the end of each month before paying off our credit cards, we compare purchase receipts with our Quicken records. Doing this makes sure that we are being charged the correct amounts. Also, sometimes the purchase categories are wrong. Doing this accounting catches incorrect categories.

Now that the stuff above is done, we are heading toward Beartooth Pass. The big question of the morning is, at an elevation of 10,947 feet, will Señor Tránsito's 2.0 Liter 4-cylinder engine make it?




9:17 am:
Red Lodge Story
Yesterday when The Team was on the way up the mountain, we were heading toward Red Lodge.

We figured that Red Lodge was a hotel, and contemplated perhaps staying there. We were sooooo surprised to find, on arrival, that Red Lodge is a small city. Kinda touristy place.

Later that evening, we were just driving around exploring. We came upon the sign below which told the Red Lodge story!


Red Lodge Montana
11:59 am:
Nite Camp Site
This video tells about The Scampy Team trying to find a Nite Camp Site that looked down on the Town or Red Lodge.



8:50 pm:
Gardiner Montana
The Scampy Team traveled soooooooooo far today. Way over 200 miles!

And Baby Boid stated firmly, "Tweet, Tweeeet, Tweety, Tweet, Tweet." Which in bird translates to:
"George! Don't do this long distance stuff EVER again!"

We were not in contact with the net ever since we went thru Beartooth Pass in the middle of the day. We kept track of our location and destination using the "Maps.Me" program!

We have videos, pics and Blogging to share with you. So we definitely wanted to get on the net when we stopped traveling. Finally, on entering Gardiner Montana, our AT&T MiFi sprang to life. 😎😍

9:20 pm:
Yellowstone Pizza
Hunger drove us to this pizza joint. I wanted to do Blogging while I ate 4-big meatballs and pasta.

On the way here, we drove for hours and hours thru Yellowstone Park. Something extraordinary happened just as we encountered a herd of buffalo. There waving at us were none other than our "Geeks On Tour" friends, Chris and Jim Guld!!


Wow! Can you figure the odds of that happening!?






11:00 pm:
Screwed By AT&T
I bought a 1Gb data add-on from AT&T, and got a notice from them that I had used up that 1-Gb data in only 15-minutes!!

When I read that notice, I opened Scampy’s door and tossed AT&T’s MiFi device into a vacant lot. I do not want to be tempted to pay to use them again!

From now on, I will stick with T-Mobile as my carrier to publish my Blog and do other web related tasks. Also, I will use free WiFi when available.






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 5,314 feet

15 comments:

  1. I believe Red Lodge is a ski resort kind of place. Good luck climbing that mountain pass...

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Señor Tránsito had no problems with Beartooth Pass!

      Everybody on The Team is sooooo proud of Señor Tránsito!!

      George

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  2. Looking good in your video yesterday George!

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    1. Hi Jules,

      Thank you!

      I found out, however, that making a video inside iMovie is a whole lot easier than capturing the video with an iPhone and then importing in to iMovie.

      I'll get the hang of it soon!

      George

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  3. Hi, George!

    Palisades Campground (Nat. Forest Service) a few miles outside Red Lodge!

    A pretty creek, shady, and free!

    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Good suggestion.

      You may understand, however, from reading my Blog that I hardly ever stay in a campground.

      George

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  4. Years ago (and maybe today) there was a restaurant in Red Lodge that served every kind of meat you could imagine. I had bear and my friends had rattle snake, elk, wild boar and I forget what else. Of course this was in 1954 when we had summer jobs in Yellowstone.
    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      That was back in the "Good Old Days!"

      George

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  5. Oh, I see now you've left Red Lodge....

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Yes I did. Yesterday.

      You may have missed reading when I mentioned "....heading toward Beartooth Pass..." In yesterday's Blog post.

      George

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  6. That is an awesome drive. Did you notice a BLM (I think) campground near the top of the mountain?

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      No, I did not notice a campground.

      However, I am going to place a Google Map link on my Blog post of today for Beartooth Pass. You will be able to find that campground yourself!

      George

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  7. I lived in Red Lodge in the early 50's, it was a wide open old western town. swinging door salon that served any one who was taller then the bar. they always set up a bar in a snow bank at the top of the pass when the pass was plowed, and opened for travel. on the 4th of July they had a parade and rodeo, the street curb would be littered with beer cans, and bottles. they had wide open gambling. A great place for a young boy in 20's, and I loved it.

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    1. Hi Wayne,

      Your comment/story is an insightful Red Lodge history.
      Thank you for sharing! 😎

      George

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  8. You probably used up your 1GB George. Maybe you should figure out what your devices are actually using before you end up throwing them all out.

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