Postcard: Greetings from Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

Kawasaki ZX6R Triumph Speed Triple Chief Joseph Highway Wyoming

May 2005

Hi Everyone-

We spent the night at the Cody Motor Lodge in Cody, Wyoming where we saw on the news that the Beartooth Pass from Red Lodge, Montana had been closed because of mudslides. Unfortunately that was the way we were going to head in to Yellowstone. We took an alternate route going up and over the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. That’s where we snapped this picture.

While we were stopped, a lady pulled over and told us that the road ahead was covered in snow and ice. We decided that we could turn around if we needed to and kept going forward. I’m glad we did. It was only a snowy winter wonderland for a few miles. We emerged on the back side of the pass unscathed and pretty excited about what we’d just seen.

This was a day I’ll never forget.

This photo was taken in May of 2005 when Kenny and I rode from Long Island to Yellowstone National Park. It still stands as one of the most memorable trips of my life.

Do you have motorcycle trip “postcards” to share? Leave a link in the comments!


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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8 Responses

  1. Judy LaParne says:

    I love this photo! “THIS” is the reason I have been working so hard for 5yrs to put together my website and why I re-did it to make it perfect. Its the ROAD TRIP and communicating the thrill of our beautiful USA with everyone who isn’t riding with us!! Especially if you prefer to ride alone.
    That will be a great day for me when I can load up the bike and take off……man I envy you.
    Great reading on your blog, girl!

  2. Ben says:

    You rode from Long Island to Yellowstone? Wow! You look like you packed really light for the trip too.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Yea, we did, GL. It was a great trip.

      If it looks like we packed light then, you’d be surprised how much better we can pack now. In hindsight we overpacked on that trip 🙂

  3. George F says:

    Beautiful picture. I rode through the Beartooth pass this past July, the trip is in my blog. We did see a little of snow but only at the top and not on the road but it was cold towards the top 🙂
    Which one is your bike?

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Thanks, George – I’m gonna head over to your blog and take a read. The red ZX6R was my bike at the time.

      Thanks to you as well, Kari!

      @Ralph – I am really looking forward to you opening up those archives. I’m sure you have some beauties to share 🙂

  4. Kari says:

    Beautiful scenery and photo. What a great memory to cherish and revisit! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Shybiker says:

    What a superb picture and remembrance of fun times. And, on a meta-level, I like the very idea of bringing the past into the present. You’ve inspired me to dig through my boxes of old trip-photos.

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