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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.

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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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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 – Ancient Sand Dunes

Posted in Arches National Park, Motorcycles, National Parks, Sand Dunes, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , , , on October 18, 2013 by DRF

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IMG_4961The “Ancient Sand Dunes” in Arches National Park, UT.

Arches National Park Utah – Delicate Arch Viewpoint Trail

Posted in Arches National Park, Hiking, Mountains, National Parks, Scenic View, Utah with tags , , on October 12, 2013 by DRF

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Delicate Arch can be seen in the distance.  This trail was very short and provided the view you see in the photos.   For those willing to make the 2 1/2 mile hike (5 mile round trip), you can take another trail and go all the way up to the arch.  I’m happy to say I did the hike.  I’ll post those photos in a future blog.

Arches National Park in Utah – Landscape Arch

Posted in Arches National Park, Hiking, Motorcycles, Mountains, National Parks, Utah with tags , , on October 8, 2013 by DRF

IMG_4791 IMG_4795 IMG_4797 IMG_4798 IMG_4799 IMG_4803A hike to Landscape Arch provided me some very scenic views.  Years ago hikers were able to hike under the arch.  But when part of the arch fell down, for safety reasons the park stopped this practice.  Still a nice hike and view.

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