Gila Bend day trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cyclenaut, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    Howdy, I am finally posting my 1st ride report...last week I made a trip to Gila Bend, AZ in search of abandoned airfields. On the way, Maricopa, AZ

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    Most of the airstrips ended up being in the middle of the 2 million+ acre Barry Goldwater Bombing Range south of Gila Bend...

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    looking south

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    So I went north instead to check out Gillespie Dam/Bridge on the Gila River...

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    b/w

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    At the time it was built, in the 1920's, it was the largest privately funded dam in AZ...

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    In 1993, it became the largest dam failure in AZ...note the missing middle portion..

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    another view
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    It was never repaired and water levels are now controlled by irrigation pumps and canals.
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  2. k9bite

    k9bite Adventurer

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    I can't see your pics.
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  3. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    The pics were all there and showed up when I hit "preview post" before submitting, and disappeared when the post hit the day trippin thread. Not sure what happened and this is not the first time my photos have disappeared.
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  4. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    Didn't see the pics, but have done some of that ride from PHX on my DRZ. I thought that dam on the Gila river was pretty cool.
    Psycho
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  5. k9bite

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    Darn, I'd have liked to see them.
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  6. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    me too!
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  7. MiloBramble

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    +3
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  8. gscrasher

    gscrasher Motorcycle poor

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    Cyclenaut,

    Check your hosting site settings. I had a similar problem, and found that
    there was a setting for allowing your pictures to be used in forums and such.
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  9. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    Thanks...I copied/pasted the post so I don't think that's it, but I'll check...still waiting to hear back from a moderator too...
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  10. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    welll Dam:wink:... wanted to see The Dam pics. :1drink My grandpa was one of those Dam engineers. :freaky Worked for the TVA. :deal
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  11. Psychoboy

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  12. Psycho18th

    Psycho18th Been here awhile

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    I'll keep checking back. I want to see the photos.
    This was how my trip got sidetracked from PHX to Gila Bend. Wound way east, then into GBN, then north to that dam and back to PHX.

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  13. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    Cool...did you post a ride report ?
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  14. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    I will repost as soon as I get a Smugmug account going...
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  15. k9bite

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    Looking forward to seeing them.
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    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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  17. Cyclenaut

    Cyclenaut Been here awhile

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    Report has been reposted...with pics !
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