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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!

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.

Yellowstone National Park – 28 Photos

Posted in Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycle Trailer, Mountains, National Parks, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park with tags , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by DRF

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4Fotor0103105344Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

On my ride through Yellowstone I took a lot of photos.  Instead of posting 28 large photos here, I just created the 4 sets of photos shown above.   It gives you a small sample of what to expect if you go to the park.

Geologic Crossroads – Montana

Posted in Montana, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, National Parks, Scenic View with tags , , , on October 31, 2013 by DRF

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Geologic Crossroads.  Located South the Grand Tetons and North of the Absaroka Range in Montana.  On my way to Yellowstone National Park.

Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming

Posted in Glacier, Grand Tetons, Hiking, Motorcycle Rides, Mountains, National Parks, Scenic View, Wyoming with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by DRF

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iIMG_5109As I rode North into Grand Teton National Park, I couldn’t believe the views.  Absolutely beautiful.  I couldn’t decide which of these photos to post here, so I posted all of them.  I would have liked to hike up to the Teton Glacier, but I just didn’t have enough time.  I did see a few people headed on foot that way though.  There’s also a lot of people riding bicycles in the park taking in the views.

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.

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