Archive for the River Category

Tonto National Forest Recreation Area and Salt River Recreation

Posted in Arizona, River, Salt River, Water with tags , , , on June 8, 2014 by DRF

I haven’t been able to ride much this year because we’ve been on mandatory 6 day work weeks since January!  Other than riding to work, I haven’t been able to venture very far from home yet.  I did take a short ride this afternoon and here’s a few photos I came up with.

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Headed North towards the Tonto National Forest Recreation Area along the Lower Salt River.  Just East of Phoenix, AZ.

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This photo doesn’t reflect it, but this road was quite busy with weekend travelers.

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At the intersection of the Bush Highway and North Ellsworth Rd, is the Salt River Recreation area.

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Here you can rent a tube and get a bus pass to float down the Salt River.

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All day rates for a tube rental and bus rides is $17 per person for the entire day.

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I saw quite a few busses coming and going today.  The bus ride will take you up river and you’ll float back down to when the busses picked you up.

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I stopped a one of the parking lots along the river for a few photos.

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Several people enjoying the nice warm day.

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Groups of people had set up sun shades and were enjoying the afternoon.

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A nice sunny day here in Arizona.

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Several people enjoying the nice cool river.

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

Twin Falls – What a Nice View

Posted in Bridge, Idaho, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Scenic View, Water with tags , , , , on November 8, 2013 by DRF

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tf2Fotor01031101819A quick stop here in Twin Falls, ID where I crossed this bridge that spans the Snake River.  What a beautiful view.

Time to Relax in Eastern Washington

Posted in Fishing, Lakes, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Washington, Water, Wildlife with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by DRF

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c4Fotor0103110065I arrived in Eastern Washington at my brothers cabin.  I started in Phoenix, AZ and finally made it.  Now it’s time for a little fishing and relaxation.

We caught a few fish, kokanee (a landlocked version of the sockeye salmon),  trout and perch.  We let them all go since we brought plenty of food with us.

I helped my brother build a shed for his quad and enjoyed the fresh mountain air.  It sure isn’t like this in Phoenix.  This is my 2nd year making this trip, and I throughly enjoy it.

It’s hard to see, but in the last 2 photos there’s a couple dear crossing the river.  The photos were taken from inside the cabin through the window.

Jackson Lake Dam and Reservoir – NW Wyoming

Posted in Dam, Lakes, Reservoir, River, Water, Wyoming with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by DRF

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Another stop on my ride at the Jackson Lake Dam and Reservoir.  It’s located within Grand Teton National Park.  The Snake River flows through the dam in Northwestern Wyoming.

Snake River in Idaho – Very Scenic

Posted in Bridges, Clouds, Idaho, River, Water on October 27, 2013 by DRF

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SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s some more photos of the Snake River in Idaho.  I can’t believe how beautiful it is here in this part of the country.  Simply amazing!

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