Petrified Forest/Painted Desert

Trip Start May 21, 2010
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Trip End May 31, 2010


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Flag of United States  , Arizona
Saturday, May 29, 2010

Going around looking at the forest, it is hard to believe this was once a floodplain. Once a living space for creatures of all kinds it is loaded with fossils also. While there are many petrified forests in the world we were told this one is the only one with such dramatic coloration. This is due to the minerals around when the petrification process occurred.
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