Posted by: sunnyharvy | April 13, 2014

High Prairies and Petrified Forests

This leg of our journey brought us out of the forest and out onto some amazingly vast high plains. Not a whole lot out here, except some pretty serious wind, but we do have a destination in mind.

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Free campground outside entrance to park

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Just because

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Desert assault vehicle

Our next stop was the amazing Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, AZ. This park touts having the largest concentration of petrified wood in the world.

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The park has a lot more to offer than petrified wood, which actually was very interesting, but there are also some amazing geologic features all along the single road that meanders through. We took a few hikes to get a closer view.

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Lunch spot above and view from below

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The Blue Mesa

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The Teepees

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Our last hike was around the rim of the Painted Desert

The quantity and diversity of the natural beauty across this country continues to surprise and please us. If there weren’t so many cars, trucks, and shopping centers along the way the experience would be thoroughly enjoyable, but I guess that’s just too much to ask for.

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Responses

  1. I like the shadow photo…………..and yes trucks, cars and shopping centers all over the country but a lot of beautiful and interesting too !


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