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Triassic Park: Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified National Forest, AZ // This park is 225 million years in the making (back in the Late Triassic period, when dinosaurs ruled the earth), and it is definitely way more wondrous than your average leafy green forest.

Petrified Forest National Park, Colorado. I saw this in one of the Dakotas (forgot which). What happens is quartz and other minerals got trapped in the wood and preserved parts of the trees, resulting in wood that feels like a rock.

Triassic Era petrified logs and Blue Mesa. Petrified Forest National Park,Part of gallery of color pictures of US National Parks by professional photographer QT Luong, available as prints or for licensing.

Saguaro National Park,  Arizona

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Petrified forest National Park. Amazing to see...and feel, the once beautiful, living trees now like solid rock.

Discover Petrified Forest National Park in Holbrook, Arizona: Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.

petrified wood, petrified forest national park, ARIZONA  - What a nice exemplar pic this pinner found! I love this park.

petrified wood, petrified forest national park, ARIZONA - What a nice exemplar pic this pinner found! I love this park.

Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor, ME - highest point, first place to see the sunrise in the US - 2007

My favorite place in the world!"Cadillac Mountain - Acadia National Park" by Stephen Beattie

Painted Desert. Barren desert landscape in Petrified Forest National Park, a must see along old Route 66.

Barren desert landscape in Petrified Forest National Park, a must see along old Route

World Building: Mountain Range

Maroon Bells Scenic Area in White River National Forest, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA Photographic Print by Mark Newman

Zapata  Ranch, owned by The Nature Conservancy right outside Great Sand Dunes National Park

Zapata Ranch, owned by The Nature Conservancy right outside Great Sand Dunes National Park

ginkgo petrified forest

Ginkgo Petrified Forest, WA found in the Northwest on the Columbia River, threatened by tourism and looting

I-40, Exit 311, Petrified Forest, Arizona  The park’s geological story began over 200 million years ago, when pinelike trees were carried by waterways here and buried in the silt of a huge floodplain. The silica-rich waters slowly penetrated the logs’ tissue. Eventually the silica crystallized, turning the logs into a stone aglow with a rainbow of colors. Millions of years of erosion created the area’s magnificent mesas, badlands, and buttes and exposed the logs.

A Colorful Wonder: Petrified Forest in Arizona

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