The Legend of Bridal Veil Falls from our Motorcycle Ride

We made a quick stop for a photo op while out on a several day motorcycle ride at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah.  It is located off of US189 in the South end of Provo Canyon.

T20180601_101457he Bridal Veil Falls Legend goes:
“Many moons ago, an Indian named Norita and a brave from a rival tribe, named Grey Eagle met and fell in love. They planned to meet near a streamlet high on the mountainside and elope to a land far away from both their tribes. On that fateful night, instead of her lover, Norita was confronted by braves from her own tribe. Fearing her lover had been destroyed she leaped from the high ledges.
Mother Nature was touched by her wild beauty, and she caught up Norita’s streaming tresses and made from them a Bridal Veil of falling water. From her flowing gown an alter was formed on the face of the mountain. Then her spirit was sent out as a mist, causing a green carpet to spread over the mountainside.
The intruders fled while her saddened lover stood and gazed down at the strange yet beautiful transformation. His grief was more than he could bear, so out of compassion for his sorrow, Mother Nature molded his massive frames into the mountain and stretched his mighty shoulders high into the heavens like silent sentinels to guard over his loved one. His cries of anguish were softened into love calls to whisper forever.”

It was beautiful and breathtaking and in a really neat valley which made for a great motorcycle ride.  It was a wonderful choice my husband had made to stay off of the regular quicker routes on our trip to/from Nevada & Montana so that we could experience and see more of our beautiful 20180601_1014232975246284701980158.jpgcountryside despite adding more miles and travel days to our trip (2,540 miles from start to finish).

20180601_1017102080242931141650649.jpgIt is a great spot to stop and stretch the legs for a few or to even have a picnic down below at the falls.  If it hadn’t had been for the weather rolling in we would have ventured and walked the path and got close up, maybe next time.  I am now totally in love with staying off the beaten path on two wheels unless it cannot be avoided.  I cannot wait for our next adventure.  I hope you enjoyed a little from one of our trips.

 

 

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Been on Vacation…..

Been staying in Polson, MT enjoying Flathead Lake immensely!!! Sorry I’ve been silent but either had tons of company, out on the water, out on the Motorcycle or too exhausted to think!!!! Also spotty reception in certain areas!!


Here’s a few pics for now!!  Hope everyone is doing wonderful!!!  On our way to paddle board some more and my husband is determined to stand and master it!!! 😉
             Thanks for reading my thoughts…..Robin Robinson

Motorcycle Ride 2-13-15….Nevada/Arizona Part 1

What a Beautiful day for a ride!!! 75+ degrees!!!! We rented a couple of Indian Chief Vintages from Eagle Rider Motorcycles in Las Vegas. They will even pick you up and drop you off from your hotel. The shop was a nice place with a few items of apparel for sale and a bunch of different brands of motorcycles to rent, they are currently remodeling and expanding a little. Very pleasant experience. 20150214-092712.jpg
The photos I am sharing in this post are from my phone, after we get home I will post more about our adventure from the pictures I took with my camera. Until then please enjoy these!! 20150214-093557.jpg
There were 4 of us, 2 riders & 2 passengers. We took off and headed for Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam!! It’s amazing how much it seems like you can enjoy the scenery from the back of a bike…..it all seems to go by a little slower, you get to enjoy the warmth and the sunshine and it’s nice to be out in the open instead of confined in a vehicle!!20150214-094656.jpg20150214-094726.jpg

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The Dam was HUGE and I didn’t even know there was a Memorial Bridge there too (I will write a separate post on the bridge later). One side of the Dam is in Arizona and the other side is in Nevada………

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From the Dam we took off back to Vegas down part of Lake Mead through the Lake Mead National Recreational Area (State Park).

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The Valley of Fire State Park was beautiful….the pictures from my phone do not catch the magnitude of the colors but will hopefully give you an idea.

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Out of the Parks and headed back towards Vegas…..Gordy couldn’t help himself, he just had to see how well the bike handled at 80…..then 100 mph just once!!! 😊 Good times!!

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Into the Sunset we rode……..I hope you have enjoyed my pictures and a little about our adventure! 😊
Robin Robinson

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