Monday, October 6, 2014

Wood to Stone

We visited park number 34 on our quest to see all the national parks.
 Petrified Forest National Park is amazing.

The park has petrified logs lying on the ground in many places.

Another lesser known feature of the park, but just as beautiful,
 is the colorful painted desert at the north end.

The park also has the Blue Mesa area where erosion has created blue, gray & maroon layers in the mesas and given them an "elephant skin" texture.

And of course you see the logs turned to stone.

Broken cross-sections of the logs reveal agate, jasper & quartz.

Journey back on time at Petrified Forest National Park.

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