Plowing Videos Available On-line!

Two great websites are offering on-line video of Beartooth Highway spring plowing progress, and Yellowstone National Park road plowing updates.  Visit them for daily progress reports as you plan your 2013 Beartooth Highway adventure!

Montana Department of Transportation Updates – Beartooth Highway Plowing Videos

Published on Apr 29, 2013

Halfway between Vista Point and Mae West. Crews came in early this morning while the snow is still cold. The snow gets “sticky” in the afternoon sun.

Yellowstone National Park Makes Plowing Progress

Plowing park roads is a monumental challenge each year. Unpredictable spring snow storms or other events can slow plowing progress. It is not uncommon for plowing crews to re-plow sections of park roads when weather events happen. Each spring, park road crews clear snow and ice from 198 miles of main road, 124 miles of secondary roads and 125 acres of parking lots inside the park as well as 31 miles of the Beartooth Highway outside the park’s Northeast Entrance to prepare for the summer season.

Visit the Yellowstone National Park website for additional plowing information

Visit the Yellowstone National Park Flickr site to view plowing videos

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Did You Know?

 

Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road

Friends of the Beartooth All-American Road is a non-profit organization established to interpret, showcase & preserve the Beartooth All- American Road as the nation’s premier rooftop scenic experience through the partnerships among gateway communities and agencies. Much of FBAAR’s work is guided by the Corridor Management Plan that was written to secure the All-American Road designation with the National Scenic Byways Program.  Contributions to the organization ensure on-going support of the beartoothhighway.com website and distribution of the Beartooth Highway RoadReport e-newsletter.

 





 

 

Beartooth Highway Wyoming & Montana

Whirlpools often form when water rushes through a rough channel.  Water glancing off rocks starts spinning as it is hit by other water rushing by.  Any material caught up in the whirlpool will spin with the water.  In time, spinning sand, pebbles and grave may carve potholes, like the ones seen in the rocks above the bridge.  During the construction of Lake Creek bridge, boulders were removed from the creek’s bed the water channel was changed exposing the potholes.  Watch for them when you visit Lake Creek Falls.