Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cooke City, Montana Cowboys on Their Metal Motor Horses Living in the Deep Snow


Cooke City Montana:
 I hope you like this over view shot as I wrenched my
knee falling through deep snow on the side of this mountain to get the shot.
End of the road folks!

This is the Eastern entrance to Cooke City which is actually closed after a couple miles and only open
to people on snowmobiles all the way to Red Lodge, Montana some 75 miles. So
in the winter there is only one way in and out of the town.

This is the Western entrance to the town coming through Yellowstone National Parks North East entrance.

As you can see the snow is deep and constant a perfect place for man and machine.
Not to many women to be found in this little haven of the modern day cowboy with his
metal horse. 
Cowboys removing their toys.

The photo here was published in Montana Magazine and the reason I made a couple trips to
the end of the world i.e. Cooke City.
Lots of inexpensive rooms to be had in Cooke City mid winter, but like I wrote
not to many women to be found so forget about the big nightlife. It is all dudes!

Most of the small businesses are closed in winter and the snow is very deep...
...burying everything very deep. These photos were taken in January with several months of snow to come yet!

This venue was open and had good lunches

I guess you could rent these out but bring a shovel

It has been a long cold wet winter in Cooke City and people tell me it is
every year here on the edge of the Yellowstone

Cool totem pole in a blizzard

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