Grafton/Gooseberry ride
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member B-dub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southwest Utah
    Posts
    2,132
    I took a little ride today, and thought I would share. It was overcast, so not the best lighting for pictures.





    Gooseberry Mesa, I'll be on top in an hour or so. Gooseberry is primarily Mountain Biker territory, but there is a motorized trail.





    This is a little two track that skirts the base of Gooseberry.





    The old Rockville Bridge on the way to Grafton.





    Most of what's left of the ghost town of Grafton.





    Grafton's claim to fame is that it was used to film parts of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Quite appropriately there were "Raindrops falling on my head" several times throughout today's ride.





    Looking towards Zion National Park.





    On the White Trail of Gooseberry Mesa. It takes you out to the left hand point in the first photo.





    The end of the trail.





    On the way back to the trailhead.





    Looks like they didn't quite get the fire out. There was a significant column of smoke on Saturday.



    That's all for now. The Gooseberry trail was fun. Maybe I'll have to rig up a camera mount and take you along for the ride next time.
    My handle is B-dub, I ride a T-dub, and drive a V-dub.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Malkop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Lion's River, South Africa
    Posts
    352
    Nice ride. Thanks for sharing. What tires have you got on your bike?



    Malcolm

  3. #3
    Senior Member Rainman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ephrata, WA
    Posts
    1,125
    Thanks for sharing. That looks like a pretty nice ghost town!
    If you can't find it, grind it

    1990 TW200

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member B-dub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southwest Utah
    Posts
    2,132
    Thanks. The tires are a Maxxis Ceros on the back, and a Dunlop D-606 on the front. I'm pleased with both, except the D-606 is quite noisy on hard-pack and pavement. Grafton lies just a mile or two outside Rockville. The Rockville townspeople have restored some buildings and generally keep things in good repair. Most of the ghost towns in Utah were mining boomtowns. Grafton was a farming community, and became a ghost town when the nearby river kept flooding and washing away crops and farmland. Indian attacks also contributed to it's demise.
    My handle is B-dub, I ride a T-dub, and drive a V-dub.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Sly Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Wiltshire, UK
    Posts
    203
    Wow, really cool views. Love it!
    We're in 'Bat Country' now....

  7. #6
    Senior Member lakesideboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lakeside, CA
    Posts
    110
    That is such a beautiful area I really like the red rock. Thanks for sharing.

  8. #7
    Senior Member biglefti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    SCW, AZ
    Posts
    527
    A very nice ride indeed. I love exploring ghost towns. One other thing, I think overcast skies make for some of the very best pictures because they diffuse the light so evenly.

  9. #8
    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Frosty Hollow
    Posts
    12,983
    Really nice photo's in your ride report. I've mentioned it before, I love exploring old abandoned places (ghost towns, mines, old railroad stuff). I also love riding in the desert, but when the temp cools off.



    Good stuff, thanks for sharing your ride!!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

  10. #9
    Senior Member City Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    138
    Looks to be a truly good riding area to be in, enjoyed the Pics

  11. #10
    Senior Member B-dub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southwest Utah
    Posts
    2,132
    Thanks guys. I enjoyed the ride, and enjoyed sharing it with you. I also love history, so anytime I can combine my love of getting out on the TW with something historical then it's that much better.
    My handle is B-dub, I ride a T-dub, and drive a V-dub.

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •