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the Petrified Forest
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Posted By: Bob Harris, 04-18-2014, 09:19 PM

From our travels, this National Park is conveniently located off of I 40 about 25 miles e/o of the town of Holbrook, Arizona and sits on about 140 sq. miles of park lands. The trees became fossilized/ petrified about 225 million years ago when they were covered by volcanic ash. Groundwater dissolved the silica from the ash and carried it into the logs, where it formed quartz crystals that gradually replaced the organic matter. There are plenty of turnouts to observe the area and take photos and many hiking trails throughout the park are available. The Painted Desert is also within the park boundaries and is a much visit if in the area.

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04-18-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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Interesting please. Nicely captured retaining some stunning colors.
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Thanks, Bob. I remember those colours. I was shooting mostly print film in those days. I must scan a few.
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Great series, buddy. That is one fascinating - and strange - place.

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Yet another on my list of places to visit. The logs of course, but also the colorful badlands, would seem to have endless photographic possibilities. You picked a good day to visit -- those partly cloudy skies are just the thing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AussieTrev Quote
Interesting please. Nicely captured retaining some stunning colors.
the colors are great here Trev, wide open country and a must see.

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Thanks, Bob. I remember those colours. I was shooting mostly print film in those days. I must scan a few.
That would be interesting to see film prints of the area, a great place to photograph for sure.

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Great series, buddy. That is one fascinating - and strange - place.

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It's a great place to visit, I bet you may have gone here as a kid when in the area. It hasn't change much over our lifetime buddy.
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Nice shots of an interesting area. In the old days, people would walk off with chunks of rock :-(
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Back out in cowboy country well done Bob

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Nice shots of an interesting area. In the old days, people would walk off with chunks of rock :-(
I still have a piece of petrified wood from my visit there when I was 7 Kyle.

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Back out in cowboy country well done Bob
for sure Dave, we will be back in Colorado in 3 weeks to be with family for the summer. Lots of green up that way.
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