I know for sure---- Bev's Blog
May 10, 2013. Well the road is plowed and open! The weather has been great and snow melting fast!
April 15, 2013.. Helloooo, yes I am still here! Sorry that is has been so long since I posted but I have been somewhere other than Cooke City for the winter and I only had a few photos of the webcam or news! I did slip in a girls ski trip in Cooke the first of March.. fun fun time!!
January 31, 2013.. Snowing like crazy for the past 24 hours. Snotel is up to almost 80 inches. MT State Snowmobile Association will be in town this weekend, so a perfect time to show off the "snow belt" we live in!
January 30, 2013. We have some great snow up in the back country! Chelsie and friends headed up to snowboard!
We also have a new addition to the Flug family.. welcome Vivian Flug to Cooke City! Brother Cameron is the star of several of my winter photos I posted last winter but the Flugs moved into town and no longer live on the Pass! Jason, Nancy, brother Cameron, baby sister Vivian Lynn!
January 23, 2013 Winter has been very light..not much new snow to report lately! I am excited to share with you the Cooke City Community Council Web site.. check it out.. www.cookecityareacouncil.org
January 12, 2013 Happy New Year! This is 2011 winter photo..it still blows my mind that the snow can get that deep.. someone asked me once if you get clostrophobia living in a cabin that is like being in a tunnel? Rigs trying to come down to the porch under the eve of the roof ..This is one of my favorites of neighbor Addy 2010 arriving from the parking lot on the snowmobile.. too cute!
Dec 28, 2012 I hope everyone had a great Xmas! Cooke City has gotten great snow! The snow pole doesn't
show the real snow depth in the back country, it is amazing from what I hear! Stella and Silas playing in the snow! Jax (Chelsie's dog) and playmate Mia.
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 9, 2012
Where has the last couple of months gone? It looks like another great Santa breakfast for the kids! Thanks Nancy Flug for the photos.. Merry Christmas to all and let it continue to snow!!
October 23, 2012
Snow is here.. having some fun with time off!
October 3, 2012 The sun is shinning after we got Not really Any snow! Still thinking about the wonderful trip to Lake Plateau..oh what fun!
Sept. 27, 2012
Fall is here. The colors are beautiful! Good thing the bird dog stays off the furniture! It seems while I am out cleaning Todds dog gets on the furniture,,hmm
September 4, 2012 A wonderful trip in the back country! Great weather, good food, good friends, great outdoors
Congrats to Florence Zundel 2012 Citizen of the Year! Also Congrats to the other nominees; Dale Dempsey,
Marsha White, Jeff Menuey, Barbara Varnes!
August 13, 2012. Gettting ready for another 5 day girls back packing trip to the backcountry, just checking to see if the box wine will fit, looks like it! Rigs & Sam love their trip to swim in the Broadwater!
August 6, 2012 What a fun time this Saturday.. a great fundraiser for the Museum. It was the 1920's theme and the costumes were great! Know any of these women or Men should I say??
July 7, 2012 Buffalo at the Big Moose! Kids having fun at the school park!
June 28, 2012 High winds caused a tree to fall on a power line just over the State Line 3 miles East of us.. the winds have settled this morning and hopefully it will help stop the fire from progressing. The Highway is not closed and traffic is allowed to pass through both directions. And check out these "little Robsion's"
June 16, 2012 Cyclists Friends from Colorado, rode here from Red Lodge over the Beartooths, got to admire them! Notice how youthful and happy they look!
Also, a great family from Illinois!
June 10, 2012 It has been nearly two weeks of daily snow or rain.....spring is coming soon.. The Beartooth Highway Economic Impact Study has begun..Norma & Molly!
May 25, 2012 Happy Memorial Weekend.. never put away the snow plow or snow shovel until maybe the 4th of July..and never bring flower baskets to Cooke until July 4th.
May 22, 2012.. The snow has been melting but a fresh white blanket laced the mountains overnight. It looks like we
are going to get some rain or snow over the long weekend.. so get warm and cozy in a cabin!!
May 2, 2012 Cameron has 2 photo shoots here..one is mowing snow a few days ago but now he is sitting in the big snow as the road is plowed open.. enjoy..
April 17 2012. The big snow on Easter has disappeared as spring has sprung and it is melting! Little Cameron Flug out walking the neighborhood!
March 29, 2012. The roof has slid and no shoveling required! Yeah!
March 9 2012 Another beautiful day in the neighborhood.!!!
March 1, 2012 THANKS to Nancy & Cameron Flug I have some new photos of the Pass. The bonus photo of Cameron being a Ham was at no cost! He will be 2 in June.. and I lied on his other photo, he isn't on a motorized snowmobile racer, he has to be pulled!!
February 8, 2012 Here is Cameron Flug cruisin on his motorized snowmobile out on Cooke Pass!
January 21, 2012 The Snow Gods answered.. lots of snow now! Almost 5 feet!
January 12, 2012.. Welcome to a new year and a fabulous 2011! We have not shoveled our roof which
is totally unusal, by now we have shoveled several feet of snow.. maybe we will get most of it later
December 28, 2011 Hoping everyone had a Merry Xmas and is ready for 2012! We have had a light start
of snow this year but we do have winter enthusiasts out for the week and enjoying!
December 19,2011 6 days until Xmas! Got a great Xmas flower arrangement today (Fresh I may add and delivered to the door!) I hope you are all ready for Xmas and have a great Holiday! Just a little town sitting in the valley of spectacular mountains.. Let it snow.. everyone needs snow for Xmas, right!
December 7, 2011 I have been busy making Xmas candy to get mailed off to family & friends.. I am so ahead of myself this year.. it feels wonderful! Here is a photo to make you drool of my "pecan roca" Grandma Maxine's recipe, "pecan brittle"! A photo of my kid with her hair cut and looking so good! I made her help with all the "hours of stirring that candy" and she has to learn the tradition and make it for her old mother (some day).. and enjoy the desert sunset!
November 28, 2011 We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.. Cooke was busy with anxious snow enthusiasts waiting for that first ski or first time out on the sled... old man winter came through as always and provide great snow to kick off the winter season! The Visitor Center Musuem is at its beginning of walls and fabrication, here are a few photos of Mary Dye volunteering to varnish wood under the direction of Jeff Menuey! Also, if you want to check out the latest news on the Community Council happenings go to this link for the latest letter/update. http://www.cookecitychamber.org/donate.html
November 17, 2011 Here are happy dogs in two different settings.. our Riggs on the boat in 75 degree weather on Lake Havasu, AZ and Lucas Jack with his dogs playing in the snow at the Big Moose on the same day in MT.
November 7, 2011..
Silas was wondering why they didn't have a recliner.. he thought it was an awesome chair to read "I spy"in..
Nov. 1, 2011..
October 26, 2011.. Beautiful morning.. 8 degrees, blue sky and crisp white snow
Oct., 9, 2011 This was such a cool picture with the black & white... Little Maggie Mae, 2 months old, so special to have 3 little ones across the street! Great neighbors.. this is what neighbors are about, helpin each other, too bad Little Pete wasn't here that day to be in the equipment, he would of loved it! Thanks for my wonderful neighbors the Robison Family, Love them!!!!! Now the dog is caught layin on the hot tub cover..no wonder it has caved in!
Oct 1, 2011 Several buffalo on Cooke Pass
Sept. 28, 2011 Absolutely beautiful week of weather and family visiting from Vegas!
The fall colors are outstanding! Pictures say it all!
Sept 19, 2011 Beautiful drive over the Beartooths with a layer of clouds covering Red Lodge, what a view!
Fishermen are here! Last years snow will still be in place as this years snow has fallen on the Beartooths two days ago!
More Dog.. Rigs turned 1 years old a couple of weeks ago..he thinks he should have 2 servings and requests 2nds.
The Carella group is here for a week, it feels pretty special when "veteran guests" know your animals by name and wonder where "Buster the kitty is?" Rigs loves his new ride, carpet and all!
Sept. 2, 2011 It was about 7 :30 am and I was refilling my coffee in the kitchen and out of the corner of my eye I saw a black object on the road. My first thought was the dog had decided to go past his wireless fence boundray and head to the neighbors to visit their dog. Oh no it was a grizzly bear, he wandered into the neighbors driveway. By the time I was trying to make sure the dogs weren't barking it away and got the camera it was a little distant. But if you look close by the neighbors truck it wasn't a small bear....
August 29, 2011 What fun couples we have had here this week.. and yes they were not young couples which goes to show even us old couples can have fun...happy couples for sure! One of the couples from AZ got in the hot tub at 3:30 am because they couldn't sleep, they weren't going to let the bears scare them, so with their little flashlight away they went. They also brought me a gift after there dinner.. RUM poppy seed cake from the Beartooth Cafe, what great guests!!!!! This bull moose & cow were eating willows on the little creek next to our place, it was early in the morning & foggy so I couldn't get a real good photo. The only way I knew there was wildlife was "the dog started barking", so thanks to them here is a photo! Sorry, no photo of the couple sneaking in the hot tub at 3:30...ha ha
August 28, 2011.. Where did August go? I can't believe we are starting into Sept. this week. Great Guests all summer, they have throughly enjoyed there vacation in Montana, nothing like Montana Summer (when it finally gets here)..Love it! And for those of you who have been watching Rigs grow, he just had his 1st Birthday!
August 13, 2011 Great weather! Lots of visitors out and about! The mornings are cooling off with the feel of fall!
Kids having fun!!!!!!!!!
August 1, 2011 The buffalo are coming this way!
July 21, 2011 Another beautiful week of weather! The CCCC has had a couple of our new event at the Visitor Center, Joe's Campfires! Joe Israel was known for the campfire and tales he told when he was a FS employee here at Cooke years ago, Dee Smith has been working on "bringing back" this gathering for visitors and communities! She was able to pull it all together when we finished the landscaping and exterior historical mining in the VIC back yard! It is awesome..we are doing the campfire weekly and have 3 left! We have guest speakers and musicans! Yes, that is Calamity Jane who came to visit, we also had Smokey the Bear!
July 12, 2011 Green everwhere! Flower baskets too, it must be summer! Wildflowers are out on lower elevations!
This is the new Forest Service Employee House across from the Lulu Pass Road, the lake (on both sides of the road) is the 2nd time in 10 years that it was this BIG! Unforunately the well, septic, fencing, shed, etc. are all under water and no one can use the building, not such a good design with the water & sewer placement??
June 29, 2011. Lots of great reports on wildlife! Check out the "motorcyclists" no more snow!
June 24,2011, One of the local fox's, she had 4 kits and has moved off to the Pass to another location.In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Beartooth All American Road the Cooke City Community Council
hosted a Gold Panning event for 2 days at the Visitor Center.. That weekend we had blustering cold, rain, snow,etc but the Gold Panning Demonstrators out of Belgrade and a few locals, visitors came out for the event. The Post Mistress was present for a commorative 75th Postage!
June 4, 2011 2 sunny days in a row! The moose & her calf were on Hwy 296 just past the 212 Jct. Also, a ride thru YNP yesterday was so beautiful! Guests are reporting fabulous wildlife in Lamar Valley!
May 25, 2011. Well we got some snow removed to make paths and drives to the cabins. It is amazing how much it does shrink everyday.. we are down below 6 feet on the snow pole..
May 11, 2011.. Yes, I have been out of town for a month or longer and have not been getting any blog to you all, sorry! They started plowing the road open from Cooke east to Pilot Creek.. hopefully able to drive by vehicle by the weekend. So, I am sharing 2 signs of spring, plows and sage brush blooming! I hope to get a snowpole photo posted tomorrow...
April 12, 2011- snowing today. snowpole at 10 1/2 feet. Pictures are better than words.
April 4, 2011 - Hey gang - Just received instruction from Bev - who is haning out in AZ in 80 degree weather - to post these new pictures of Big Moose. Yes, that's the Big Moose Resort roof in the background. Amazing! I asked her how she keeps the water from running into the house when all that snow melts. Hmmmm....wonder what the answer will be?? Sincerely, Bev's Friends KHC
Look at the snowmobiles parked ABOVE the roof line. Now that's a lot of snow!
March 16, 2011.. Still snowing. check out these great pics of the snow around this place! How many snow steps do you have to get out of your house, I bet I have you beat?? Riggs (black lab pup 7 months old) absolutely loves the snow!
March 2, 2011 We have had a few warm days but snowing tonight.. Yup, Check out the business at the Big Moose.. yes biler's are here!
February 20, 2011 We are getting more snow after a busy weekend! There was a Snowhawk Festival in town and it was a great success with a special bonfire from hosted by our snowmobile Club.
February 6, 2011.. Well we got more snow on Friday night, woke up to nearly 3 feet of deep powder here at the Big Moose. OH THAT HOT TUB FEELS GOOD AFTER SHOVELING! I had alot of snow to squash before I could use the drag behind the snowmobile to even try to make a firm surface to walk on...Good thing we have something to do like shovel because there is no business!
February 3, 2011 We finally got a break from shoveling... we did get some really cold weather at 40 below on Tues. morning. cool steps out of the porch! The gas pump is buried in front of the propane tank, you can barely see it, we stand on top of the gas pump to put gas into the snowmobile! Yup 6 1/2 ft of snow! Look at the snow pole on the webcam page!
January 21, 2011 We just got hammered with snow! The snow pole is 8 1/2 feet! Shovel, shovel, shovel! Rigs Puppy loves riding on the snowmobile and won't let Todd out the door without going with!
January 14, 2011. Snow continues. No blue sky for days now! The webcam is still not back from the repair shop! but here is todays photo.. not much changed but just snow at about 6 feet
January 2, 2011 We have got great snow! It is just a little on the cold side to go out and enjoy it... this far weather novice cross country skiier needs at least 20 degrees above zero to break out my skis (now if my neighbor Mary was here she would of convinced me to go out no matter what the temp. cause she loves it!, darn I miss her!)
Here is Rigs playing retriever, he loves the snow!
Dec 28, 2010. Snowing today...lots of powder & beautiful white flakes. This is the newest addition to the family..our black lab, Riggs Yes, he loves pheasant hunting!
Dec. 27, 2010 We hope everyone had a great White Xmas.. We are ready for winter. The webcam is broke but you can get a still photo if you click on the link. Happy 2011 to everyone!
Dec. 12, 2010. Old Man Winter is doing what he always does in Cooke..SNOW SNOW SNOW.. It is looking like a fabulous winter for playing in the SNOW! Hopefully we can have the webcam resolved by next weekend so hang in there, trust me there is SNOW! Happy Holidays!
November 18, 2010.. What a slacker... have I been on a long, long vacation or what? So sorry for the lack of blog!! Also, sorry that the webcam isn't working, we had a technical issue that hasn't gotten resolved and we will keep working on it! I guess after all the work on the Community Center building I really did run off and play! I am in Arizona enjoying the 80 degree weather before headin back to the winter on the Mountain! All is good!! The Visitor Center had 15,000 plus visitors, isn't that amazing! Thanks for all of the great support! I will add more new photos as the Museum progress's. Enjoy Thanksgiving! The Chatelain's
August 18, 2010. We celebrated with champagne & great food, great music at the dedication of the new Community Center building on Sat. It is awesome and over 7,000 visitors have come through and signed since Memorial Day! Hoorah.. a great asset to this community!
July 28, 2010 We were invaded by buffalo last week and had about 150 Buffalo come through the place.. It was amazing to see Buffalo looking in your windows! They have come back through about 30 or 40 at a time headed back to Yellowstone.. A once in a lifetime experience at the Big Moose!
July 14, 2010 Happy Birthday to my neice Emma who is 2 today! We have had a lot of wind causing several power outages!
Here is a fun photo of the Clarks Fork with Pilot Peak & Index. Chelsie and Sam!
June 24, 2010 Summer is finally here, the sun has been shinning for a few days and temperatures in the 60's! Picked up my flower baskets and hopefully we won't have a freezing spell at night! Reports of lots of wildlife in the park... One family saw 11 bears in one day and on their 3 day stay they saw every animal they wanted to see! Next weekend is the 4th of July, holy cow where did the time go?? This fine looking couple was enjoying a hike to Trout Lake!
May 07, 2010.. I know.. I missed a lot of days in between my" what I know" but, I didn't have any news! Good news is the road is open!
March 24, 2010 Well have we had it easy, no snow, no shoveling, no business! This is a moose walking down the groomed highway in front of our place. I just happened to be looking out the kitchen window and there was this moose looking at us! I didn't have many chances to get a good photo because Sam, our dog, started barking and the moose ran off quickly.
February 21, 2010
Well not much for snow news so I will have to brag on the new addition to my neighbors family! Little Pete 'O and Addy!
January 23, 2010 We are under a winter storm watch and are expecting great snow! Here is a picture of the Community Building progress, the roof is on, well almost all of it.
January 14, 2010...oops got the year wrong the 1st time
WOW what happened towinter??? I am dreamin of the winter wonderland like this...
December 07, 2009 Winter is here with a 27 below today.. chilli and no new snow!
November 14, 2009 It has been a very quiet few weeks as we are in between driving and snowmobiling. We are getting snow in the mountains and folks are calling about snowmobiling conditions. We have been busy with building the Community Center Building. We hope to get the tin on the roof next week, it is coming along! I can't believe it is finally under construction, it has been hard years getting in all in place and underway.
October 12, 2009 I do know it is winter. Several days of cold, cold weather and snow! I am having webcam issues.. working on them, so hang in there.. I know you are all excited to see if we have snow!
Sept 20, 2009 I finally got my computer back up and running after another crash & loss of my website edit program. It has been a great few weeks with abundant sunshine! Fishing has been great as well as just being outdoors. Here is a photo of Clint's group who visited us this summer with their fun cars...
August 18, 2009 It has been a busy summer.
Lots of folks out enjoying the Mountains. A great hike
on Thunderer and we didn't get rained on. I will add photos
We have had a green spring and a few days of summer.
The wildflowers are spectacular! Summer has been very busy!
Here is a great photo of a guest (grandfather) who took his
grandkids on vacation! They were standing by the snow
pole and I couldn't resist the photo!
23, 2009 The weather has been awesome! I have
been out playing in the mountains now that we have some great
weather! We have officially lost the last snow bank
on July 19th!!
June 23, 2009 Yeah!
Sunshine and blue sky! Folks are reporting great wildlife
viewing and the fishermen are lake fishing waiting for the
water to slow down! Here are the Stuart children from South
Carolina on top of the last snow bank at the Big Moose..
June 2, 2009. I apologize for the long
break on new blog but my computer crashed and I just got it
fixed and new software. One of my friends in No. Carolina
said "I really like the Easter Bunny photo but my word"..
Here is a great fishing trip with Storekeep Jr., Tessa catching
fish. The snow has been melting. The Beartooth Highway
is open. Folks are out viewing the wildlife!
05, 2009 The Easter Bunny made a early trip to the kids
at Cooke City. He stopped at the Big Moose first and
caught Addy in her p.j.'s... We still have nearly 7 feet of
snow on the snowpole and there is no where for the snow from
the roof to slide..
March 05, 2009
Here are a couple pictures that tell it all.... IT HASN'T
STOPPED SNOWING for days!!! Happy BD Suzy!
11, 2009. We have had snow on off over the last couple
of weeks but we also had blue sky! The old cat is still hanging
out, however he had a visitor, Buster.
January 13, 2009
We finally got a day of clear sky..many riders out squashing
the new snow..and they repeat "I have never experienced
such spectacular, deep powder in my life!" I love it
when someone hits it at the right time...all snowmobilers
deserve to have the ultimate day of riding that we who live
here experience! This picture of our cabins shows how
spread out the buildings are on our property, lots of room,
no crowds here, drive up just like you had "your own
cabin in the mountain".. Check out this privacy compared
to a hotel or all bunched up in town! Yes, I am bragging
again..once you come out here and stay you'll be hooked but
if you like the crowds, and choose walking to the bar or restaurants
there are some great places to stay in town! I don't
cook here at the Moose but we have a great kitchentte 2 room
cabin that is awesome, hardwood floors, pine paneling, check
it out!!click here cabins
January 9, 2009
my, I am sick of shoveling snow.. I had to share this picture
of the big cabin and how deep the banks are getting from
the shovelin (Scott and Brad where are you, my best shovelers
ever? oh but we better not forget Terry, Denny, Chad, Mike
& the gang, they are awesome shovelers too)! Now at the
Big Moose it is just a given
to shovel your own cabin entrance or porch,especially before
you walk in it, the stuff gets deep, different than
town!! Well, I had some new Canadians
who didn't catch on! After 3 days of them packing the
snow down before it got shoveled, I actually hung the shovel
on the door knob, good hint hey?? Their first time to
Cooke and they loved it!! Oh and we had Blue sky today and
NO SNOW!! YEAH! We have had a father and son (Paul
& Rob)stay with us for years, this year they hit it big!
They were here for 8 nights, snow every single day! The deepest
champagne powder they have ever been in!
snow pole today is at 5 feet..Thanks to all our great repeat
customers and their referrals to friends. Our cabins
change every year, we just make them better and better.
They are HUGE rooms and top of the line. We do things
for the snowmobilers, such as putting a clothesline in the
room for you to hang your gear up and get it dry! Oh
and did I say a MASSAGE right here at the MOOSE! We are small
business and you have so few other guests to compete with
for the hot tub and/or hospitality... oh and we advertise
for a hot tub and it really works, not" out of order,
for months or years."...hmmmmm... Come to the Moose and
you'll be hooked to stay out on the Pass.. nothing like the
townie life... Yikes, have I rambled enough?
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