"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cooke City, Silver Gate & Spring 2009 Snow Removal Pics

The following are pictures that I took this morning at the request of Rick in Atlanta. If you have ever been to Cooke City in the summer you know that the place is packed. This time of year when the snow levels are still low it is a much quieter place. Once more snow comes it will be bustling with snowmobilers. It is a very picturesque town surrounded by mountains and a great place to stop for a refreshment after a trip over Beartooth Pass.

Cooke City Looking West

Cooke City Looking East

While in the area I thought I would snap a picture of Silver Gate. I have only driven through the town but I think this would be an interesting place to stop at during the summer when everything is open.

Silver Gate Looking West

A friend of mine does snow removal in the spring and gave me some pictures that show some of that process. These pictures were taken this past spring. The first picture shows how much snow accumulates by the buildings in Canyon Village.