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Apr 21, 2003 - Petrified Forest Ntl. Park

The Petrified Forest NP was a nice 1/2 day type park. It also incorporates the Painted Desert -- much like the Badlands of Teddy Roosevelt and the Badlands NP's. The Petrified forest was interesting in that the wood, as it was being petrified 250 million years ago, was infused with silica particles that turned to crystal, so the colors and textures are unique and beautiful. The sad thing about this park is that it is disappearing in people's pockets at the rate of 1 ton a month! Even though there are stiff fines, signs everywhere, and park...

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