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Goldfield Ghost Town

Posted in Apache Junction AZ, Arizona, Ghost Town, Gold Field Ghost Town AZ, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Phoenix, Superstition Mountains AZ with tags , , , , on April 17, 2016 by DRF

Goldfield Ghost Town.  Location: 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.

Located East of Phoenix, AZ.  A nice relaxing place to walk around and take in the sights of the old Ghost Town.  After my walk around town, I sat on the patio with a nice cold drink and enjoyed a fantastic view of the Superstition Mountains.  I’ve been here several times and will definitely go back.

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Superstition Mountain Museum

Posted in Apache Junction AZ, Arizona, Motorcycles, Mountains, Old Buildings, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ, Scenic View, Wagon with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2016 by DRF

I took a ride over to the Superstition Mountain Museum.  They’re located to the east of Phoenix, AZ in the east valley, close to Apache Junction.  A nice place with a great view of the Superstition Mountains.

I won’t go into detail about this place, if you’re interested, just click on the link in the fist paragraph to see their website.

Here’s a few photos:

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Desert View Tower along I-8 in CA

Posted in Arizona, FLHTCUTG, Harley-Davidson, Historic Sites, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Scenic View, Tri-Glide with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by DRF

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A California Historical Monument, Desert View Tower in Jacumba Hot Springs, CA.  I’ve ridden past this tower countless times over the years.  I never knew what it was until now.  I didn’t take the time to go inside (only a $3 fee).  I was running late an needed to get back home.  Maybe next time.

Red Mountain, The Salt River and a House with a Nice Thanksgiving Theme

Posted in Arizona, Clouds, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Red Mountain, River, Salt River, Water with tags on November 12, 2013 by DRF

Todays motorcycle ride took me to a few different places.

My intent was to just go out and find some “colorful” locations for a few photos.

IMG_5717A small park with nice green grass.

IMG_5723A house I passed on my way out of town.  Very nice!

IMG_5734Red Mountain along the Salt River east of Phoenix, Arizona.

IMG_5736A view of The “Salt River” from the “Granite Reef Recreation Site”.

IMG_5761The “Salt River” in the “Tonto Recreation Area, Lower Salt River”.

I was experimenting with the custom color settings in my camera.  I set my camera to “Landscape” mode, and increased the “sharpness”, “saturation” and the “color tone” up by one notch.

The Historic Navajo Bridge – Across the Colorado River

Posted in Arizona, Bridge, Bridges, Colorado River, Historic Sites, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, River, Water on November 10, 2013 by DRF

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Another stop on my motorcycle trip, The historic Navajo Bridge.  It’s located on Highway 89A near Lee’s Ferry, between Bitter Springs and Jacob lake, AZ.  It was built in 1929 and was replaced by a new bridge in 1993 for safety reasons.  There’s a parking area next to the old bridge where Navajo people were selling jewelry and other items.  I walked out on the bridge and was able to see a few people on rafts drifting down the Colorado River.

http://www.nps.gov/glca/historyculture/navajobridge.htm

Vermilion Cliffs – A View From AZ Hwy 89

Posted in Arizona, Mountains, National Parks, Scenic View with tags , , , on November 9, 2013 by DRF

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Vermilion Cliffs.

A view from Arizona Highway 89.

Southeast of Zion National Park and North of the Grand Canyon in AZ.

Welcome to Montana – Along the Beartooth Highway

Posted in Beartooth Highway, Montana, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Mountains, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park with tags , , , , on November 4, 2013 by DRF

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Here’s some more photos along the Beartooth Highway.

I exited Yellowstone National Park’s northeast exit and rode along the Beartooth Highway.  The ride took me to 10,947 feet before decending down the mountain into Montana.  A windy road with lots of zigzags and switchbacks.  As I crossed over the top it was quite windy as I rode through some snow flurries.

10,947 ft (3,337 m) high Beartooth Pass

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