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Sturgis 2014 – Planning for Another Ride

Posted in Arches National Park, Arizona, Camping, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, National Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Scenic View, South Dakota, Sturgis SD, Utah with tags , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by DRF

I plan on going to Sturgis again this year.  This will be my 2nd time.  Tent camping along the way, I plan on staying at Fort Tuthill campground in Flagstaff, AZ,  Arches National Park in Utah, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  If I have time I’d also like to ride through Aspen, CO to take in the scenic views.  Each time I take a trip I try to take routes I haven’t been on before (unless I feel it was so nice I’d like to see it again).  I plan on going through Arches National Park which I rode through last year, simply because I enjoyed it so much.  If you plan on camping in any of the national parks, be sure to make your reservations well in advance.  They fill up quickly especially in the summer months.

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My trip back to AZ will probably have to be along the Interstate Highways since it will be the quickest.  I would prefer to take the back roads through the little towns, scenic views, more relaxing atmosphere, etc…  But I could only get so much time off from work!

Arches National Park – Delicate Arch Trail to Delicate Arch

Posted in Arches National Park, Motorcycles, Mountains, National Parks, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by DRF

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IMG_5074My last stop in Arches National Park was “Delicate Arch”.  It was a 2 1/2 mile hike (5 miles round trip) and well worth it.  I arrived a little before sunset and stayed until sunset.  It was very cloudy to the west so I wasn’t able to get the sun setting on the arch.  I’ve heard you can get some amazing photos if the lighting is just right.  I’m still glad I was able to make the hike and take in the views.  It was nice and peaceful up on the mountain.

If you’ve been following my posts for the last couple of weeks, you know I’ve entered a lot from Arches National Park.  I don’t usually do this but I found it to be a very scenic place.  I hope I didn’t post to much.  Anyway, tomorrows post will some photos of my ride along the Colorado River along the Colorado River Recreation Area after I departed Moab, UT.

Arches National Park – Salt Valley

Posted in Arches National Park, Motorcycles, National Parks, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , on October 20, 2013 by DRF

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IMG_4982A view of “Salt Valley” in Arches National Park in Utah.

Arches National Park – Balanced Rock

Posted in Arches National Park, Motorcycles, Mountains, National Parks, Rocks, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by DRF

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Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.  If I’m not mistaken, this rock was a backdrop in one of the Indiana Jones Movies.

Arches National Park – Ancient Sand Dunes

Posted in Arches National Park, Motorcycles, National Parks, Sand Dunes, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , , , on October 18, 2013 by DRF

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IMG_4961The “Ancient Sand Dunes” in Arches National Park, UT.

Arches National Park – The Rise and Fall of an Arch

Posted in Arches National Park, Hiking, Motorcycles, Mountains, National Parks, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2013 by DRF

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Here’s a look at “The Rise and Fall of an Arch” in Arches National Park, UT.

Arches National Park – Landmarks on the Landscape

Posted in Arches National Park, Hiking, Motorcycles, Mountains, National Parks, Rocks, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , on October 16, 2013 by DRF

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IMG_4945A view towards Landmarks on the Landscape in Arches National Park, Utah.

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