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High point

High point

From a high point in the South Hills, Mike Penfold scans the country for a possible route that emigrants took while traveling along the Bozeman Trail. 

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Tracking the pioneers

Tracking the pioneers

Mike Penfold checks his GPS as he walks a possible route that emigrants took during the Bozeman Trail's early days, 150 years ago.

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Reaching the Yellowstone

Reaching the Yellowstone

Bozeman Trail emigrants who passed through the South Hills dropped down to the Yellowstone River along this bottomland near the Billings Motorcycle Club's property.

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All down from here

All down from here

Mike Penfold reads copied diary entries from Bozeman Trail emigrants as he has lunch atop a hill along the possible route between Pryor Creek and Billings in the South Hills on land leased by the Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Blocked downstream

Blocked downstream

One Bozeman Trail wagon train followed Bitter Creek down to the Yellowstone River and had to backtrack because of the steep cliffs to the northeast and southwest. The steep cliffs to the northeast are what we now call the Four Dances Natural Area, which are managed by the BLM.

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Looking back

Looking back

From the Rims looking south across the Yellowstone River it's easy to see how rugged the South Hills were for emigrants on the Bozeman Trail to cross. The pioneers would have dropped to the river near the middle of the photo. In the background are the Pryor Mountains.

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YelCo 52: Historic Bozeman Trail briefly cut across county’s ‘wildest looking hills’

YelCo 52: Historic Bozeman Trail briefly cut across county’s ‘wildest looking hills’

One of the toughest sections along the historic Bozeman Trail existed in a portion of the 10 to 12 miles between Pryor Creek and the present-day Billings Motorcycle Club on the banks of the Yellowstone River.

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Cardwell is king of Nightmare Hill Climb

Billings motorcycle racer Sean Cardwell conquered his dreams at the Night Time Nightmare Motorcycle Hill Climb Saturday and Sunday in the South Hills.

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AMA flat track series returns to Billings

The Warm Up and the American Motorcyclist Association's All-Star National Flat Track race series is returning to Billings.

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Teyler claims second straight Great American title

Teyler claims second straight Great American title

Austin Teyler remembers going on a short motorcycle ride with his father Todd when he was a young lad.

July 27, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Sunday: Great American Hill Climb

Sunday: Great American Hill Climb

Scenes from the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Sunday Hill Climb

Sunday Hill Climb

Robert Bergner of Winnipeg, Canada, competes in the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Arnie Jelinek of Hawley, MN

Arnie Jelinek of Hawley, MN

Arnie Jelinek of Hawley, MN, competes in the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Tyler Cardwell competes

Tyler Cardwell competes

Tyler Cardwell of Billings competes in the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Uprighting a crashed bike

Uprighting a crashed bike

Alex Waldron of Morgan, UT, attempts to get his crashed bike upright as "catchers" wait below during the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Luke Bonner rides up the hill

Luke Bonner rides up the hill

Luke Bonner of Billings competes in the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Logan Moffitt of Utah

Logan Moffitt of Utah

Rider Logan Moffitt of Brigham, UT, competes in the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Petey Krunich flies over the finish line

Petey Krunich flies over the finish line

Petey Krunich of Castro Valley, CA, flies over the finish line of the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Sean Cardwell pops a wheelie

Sean Cardwell pops a wheelie

Sean Cardwell of Billings pops a wheelie on the main ledge of the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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Mike Hernandez loses control

Mike Hernandez loses control

Rider Mike Hernandez of Green River, WY, loses control of his bike during the 701-Open Exhibition of the Great American Hill Climb on Sunday at Billings Motorcycle Club.

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