Southern Utah Motorcycle Trip

 

July 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Packed and ready to ride . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiprock

 

 

 

 

 

Taking a break to view the Shiprock formation before entering Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandstone formations and riparian greenery near Bluff, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

Goosenecks on the San Juan River near Mexican Hat, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owachomo Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument

 

(The size of the natural bridge can be appreciated by comparing it to the people standing beneath it.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking the Ferry across Lake Powell

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bikes on Board . . .

 

 

. . . and The Bikers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stopping to take a picture along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Reef National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible Scenery ! ! !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Beautiful Panoramic View ! ! !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing the Escalante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encountering Snow along the Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had to take a detour because the road we had planned to take was closed due to snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the #@!#!@#!!   Snow in July!?

 

 

 

 

 

Cold but Beautiful!!

 

 

 

 

Stopping for a Picnic Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Canyon

(North Rim)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Yours Truly

 

 

 

The view of the Grand Canyon is spectacular at any angle.

 

 

 

 

A Panoramic View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A more focused view . . .

 

 

 

 

 

. . . an even closer view

 

 

 

. . . or a VERY close view!

 

 

 

In every case, both the view and the colors are incredible.

 

 

 

 

 

To get a good perspective on the size and scale of the Canyon, it helps to view it with people standing in the foreground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After leaving the Grand Canyon, we stop to take a break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next break was just outside of Page, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Page, we rode to Farmington, New Mexico.  On the way, I took a detour through Monument Valley.

 

 

 

Monument Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following sign marked our arrival at Farmington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we all went home.

 

 

 

 

 

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