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Misc Photos Somewhere Between Washington and Arizona

Posted in Antiques, Arizona, Betty Boop, Cabin, Camping, Clouds, Fish, Fish Hatchery, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealer Poker Chips, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, National Parks, Poker Chips, Rain, Thunder Storm, Trout, Washington, Water, Yellowstone National Park on October 21, 2017 by DRF

Heres a random sampling of photos taken on my way back home from WA to AZ.  A trout fish hatchery, a motel in a small town, lake photos, motorcycle parking at a cabin in WA, fire pit, fishing dock, bike wash, a small geyser in Yellowstone, Betty Boop in the middle of nowhere!, an antique/junk store, a rain storm ahead I decided to wait on and Harley-Davidson dealer poker chips I picked up along the way.DSC03080

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I’m Planning Another Ride – Over 4,000 Miles!

Posted in California, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Helmet, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, National Parks, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Trip Planning, Yellowstone National Park on June 28, 2017 by DRF

I’ve decided a route for this years summer motorcycle trip.

Over 4,000 miles, 6 National Parks and 8 States. (I can hardly wait!)

I plan on taking my 1 man tent and sleeping bag this trip.  Lot’s of state parks, etc. along the way.  At the end of each day I’ll look for a campsite to stay at.  I’m sure I’ll also get a hotel room a few times along the way.  I just don’t want to make reservations all along the way this time, that just means I have to be at a specific place each night.  So if I want to stop several times along the way to relax, take photos, or whatever!  I won’t feel rushed.  I’ll just play it by ear.  Only 1 specific date to be somewhere this trip.  I’ll need to be back home to go back to work (that’s a 4 letter word!) when my vacation is over.

I plan to start in Arizona with a ride to California and ride up the Coast along Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).  A landslide along the highway has closed a portion of it, so I’ll probably start somewhere near Monterey.  I’ve ridden the highway south of this point before, so that won’t be too disappointing!  I’ll ride through the Redwood National Park in Northern California before heading into Oregon and Washington along the PCH traveling through Olympic National Park just NW of Seattle, WA.  Then I’ll ride East through Washington, Idaho and into Montana to visit Glacier National Park (GNP).  Then on the way back home I’ll ride to Wyoming through Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.  Then on through Utah and Zion National Park.  After that I’ll enter Arizona and ride just North of the Grand Canyon North Rim (see my last post for this ride) before arriving back home.  I’ll travel through 9 states and over 4,000 miles.

In preparation for the trip, I’ve attached my microphone and speaker set to my new motorcycle helmet.  I’ve had the mic/speaker set for years and never used it.   I haven’t tried it before, but I’d like to try using the CB Radio to talk with a couple other guys while riding.  I’ll be meeting up with my best friend (over 40 years now! Wow!) from high school in CA who will ride with me for a while along the PCH.  Then when I get to WA I’ll meet up with my brother and we’ll ride to GNP together.

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Harley-Davidson
Mens Aura Ultra-Light Half Helmet, Size XL.  Part #98210-16VM/002L.
This is NOT a paid endorsement, it’s just for your information.

I just got this new helmet a couple of weeks ago.  It’s Harley-Davidsons new light weight model.  Fancy huh?  I didn’t realize how loose my old one was until I put on this new one.  The padding inside the old one had deteriorated and compressed over the years.

I’ve ridden through Yellowstone a couple years ago, but I’ve never been to Glacier National Park.  If you’re interested in what it looks like, just Google “Glacier National Park” and look at some of the photos.  I can hardly wait to see it in person.

Of course I’l be posting photos of the trip here on the blog.  So stay tuned for more…

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

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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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.

Planing Another Motorcycle Camping Trip – The Beartooth “All-American Road”

Posted in All-American Road, Beartooth Highway, Montana, Motorcycle Camping, Motorcycle Rides, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by DRF

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Wayfinding-Map-JPEG-June-2-2010I’m starting to plan my next motorcycle camping trip.  This is a ride I’ve wanted to do for quite some time.

The Beartooth Highway is a 68 mile stretch of US Highway 212.  I plan on starting at the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park and ride east to Red Lodge, Montana.

Quote from http://beartoothhighway.com/wild-beartooth/

“Heralded as one of the most scenic drives in the United States, the Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byways All-American Road, features breathtaking views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, and open high alpine plateaus dotted with countless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and wildlife.

The Beartooth All-American Road passes through what is known today as the Beartooth Corridor. Surrounded by the Custer, Gallatin, and Shoshone National Forests, traveling parallel to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, and abutting Yellowstone National Park, the Highway sits in a million-plus acre wilderness. Visitors have the rare opportunity to experience and explore pristine, untouched alpine and montane landscapes, lush forests, and alpine tundra in the space of a few miles. It is one of the highest and most rugged areas in the lower 48 states, with 20 peaks reaching over 12,000 feet in elevation. In the surrounding mountains, glaciers are found on the north flank of nearly every mountain peak over 11,500 feet high. The Road itself is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet) and Montana (10,350 feet), and is the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies.”

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