Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Last One

This is the last of our Arizona road trip posts.

Part of the Petrified Forest National Park is called the Painted Desert.  It leads the visitor on a tour of the varied colors and structures found in the desert of Arizona - a geologist's dream I'm sure, with varied colors and stripes and natural construction that makes up the topography of the desert.  My pictures don't do it justice but you'll get a sense of how beautiful it can be.

These pictoglyphs are centuries old - there are a lot of them in this part of the desert

This place seems so ancient - the different stripes in the formations indicate millenia of sediment deposits and tell a story of how this area came to be.  It just makes me want to go out and study geology so I can figure out for myself what all of this means.


Granny Annie said...

Each of your reports has been more fascinating than the one before.

Magpie said...

It is like an alien landscape. I can see why they film so many sci-fi type movies in this part of the state.

Bev said...

Sorta looks like the badlands in Alberta!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The pictures are all breathtaking for sure. It must have been even more so in real life. What a beautiful place. Nice trip you had!