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Tortilla Flat, Arizona

Posted in Arizona, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Saloon, Tortilla Flat, Tortilla Flat AZ with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2016 by DRF

A nice day for another Motorcycle Ride.  This time to Tortilla Flat in Arizona.

Here’s a quote from their website:

Tortilla Flat is an authentic remnant of an old west town, nestled in the midst of the Tonto National Forest, in the Superstition Mountain RangeTortilla Flat started out as a stagecoach stop in 1904 and neither fire nor flood has been able to take away this historic stop along the Historic Apache Trail.”

The road from the West, State Road 88 is paved but VERY ROUGH and has a lot of curves and switch backs for about 20 miles.  It wasn’t a very enjoyable on my motorcycle.  The curves and switch backs would have been enjoyable if it wasn’t so rough.  This road needs some serious work.  The road leading out of town to the East towards Roosevelt Lake, is unpaved and I would Not recommend taking on a large motorcycle on it.

If you like Jalapeno and Chili, I recommend the Jalapeno Chili at the Superstition Saloon.  Very good (and hot!).



Canyon Lake – Tonto National Forest, AZ

Posted in Arizona, Bridge, Bridges, Camping, Canyon Lake AZ, Lakes, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, National Forest, One Lane Bridge, Scenic View, Water with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by DRF

Canyon Lake – Location: Less than an hour East of Phoenix, AZ in the Tonto National Forest.

Here’s a few photos I took on my ride over to Canyon Lake.  A nice day in Arizona for a motorcycle ride.  To get to this lake, you have to ride over 2, one-land bridges.  They have quite a few camping spaces available for campers.  There’s also a lot of boats at the marina.  I’m not sure why, but I didn’t take any photos of the camping sites or the marina where they had quite a few boats.  There was a restaurant and a Steam Boat were you can take a ride around the lake.












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:





















Freestone Park – Gilbert Arizona (AZ)

Posted in Arizona, Bridges, Gilbert AZ, Lakes, Motorcycles, Water with tags , on June 18, 2013 by DRF






I’ve started searching for a nice scenic background in the Phoenix area for a photo session I have planned in a couple of months,  high school graduation photos for my Granddaughter. This is the first location I’ve come up with.  Freestone Park, located in Gilbert, AZ.  It’s located East of Lindsay Rd between Guadalupe and Elliot for those in the area that may be interested.  These shots were taken mid day when the sun was high in the sky and very bright.  If I go back, I’d probably go early morning or late afternoon for better lighting. A nice area for photos.

Sedona Hwy 89A to Slide Rock State Park

Posted in Arizona, Bridges, Motorcycle Rides, Red Rock Scenic Byway, Sedona AZ, Slide Rock State Park with tags , on April 29, 2013 by DRF

IMG_3141 IMG_3143 IMG_3153 IMG_3155 IMG_3165 IMG_3173 IMG_3176 IMG_3177 IMG_3179A nice ride along Highway 89A in Arizona.  Sedona along the “Red Rock Scenic Byway” to the entrance of “Slide Rock State Park“.

Zion National Park, UT Part 1 of 3

Posted in Motorcycles, Utah, Zion National Park with tags , , , on October 1, 2012 by DRF

Zion National Park, UT.  I made several stops throughout the park to take photos.  Here’s the first 9 of 27 I’ll be posting.  It was a beautiful day and the colors are just amazing here.  Be sure and come back to see more photos of this great National Park.

Yosemite National Park – Post 7 of 7

Posted in Lakes, Motorcycles, Yosemity National Park with tags , , on September 30, 2012 by DRF

Here in Yosemite National Park, the sky and water seem to be so clear.  I wish I could stay longer.  Next stop, Zion National Park in Utah.

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