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Petrified wood along the Giant Logs trail | by Alaskan Dude
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Petrified wood along the Giant Logs trail

This is a very cool National Park southeast of Holbrook, AZ - well worth the detour. Heather Rice and I checked out this park as part of her American Southwest Sampler tour. We started at the southern entrance, stopping first at the Visitor Center and taking some small trails to look at the petrified wood up close and personal. The colors are amazing. We walked to the Agate House - very impressive. All sorts and sizes of petrified wood everywhere - I wondered how much is still there, uncovered. As you drive north, the landscape changes dramatically. Weird looking hills, Blue Mesa, and then you come to the Painted Desert lookouts. I wish we spent more time there but we still had a long drive ahead of us. Guess we have to go back again!!

 

We visited this park in March 2014.

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Taken on June 18, 2014