MountainGator wrote:Red Lodge is70 miles (or so) from the NE Entrance to Yellowstone (YNP or "THE" Park as some of the locals call it), however that road is closed in the winter (goes over two 11,000 ft passes) so the trip to Cooke City, MT is 230 miles one way.
On the road about 6:30 a.m., and we hit the North entrance @ Gardner, MT about 10:00. Had the Winchester hanging in the back window gun rack in the PU. Handed the Ranger my DL, Senior Pass and my MT CWP along with a big smile. Drove to the Park HQ @ Manmoth, then to Tower Junction, then up the Lamar Valley exiting the park at the NE Entrance @ Silvergate, and on to an early lunch in Cooke City. After lunch, back in @ Silvergate (same DL, Senior Pass and MT CWP) along with the smile. We stopped and Snowshoed at one of the trails on Soda Creek, and when we did, I strapped on the Blackhawk (loaded w/ BoffaloBore Heavy). About 3 miles out & back in one of the most beautiful places on the planet... all while exercising my first freedom... Our RKBA!
No encounters (other than the rangers @ the entrances) and oh yes, the No Weapons signs were gone.
Open Carry Advocate Using Any Type Of Firearm