The souvenir stand at the Continental Divide.
The Petrified Forest visitors center at the parks enterance.
The Painted Desert.
These are called the TeePees.
A petrified tree that formed a bridge when the softer ground under it was washed away.
The concrete reinforcement was placed there in 1917 to prevent the tree from breaking.
A broken up petrified tree.
Since the wood has been changed to quartz it shears very easily when stressed.
A nearly complete tree.
More tree parts.
You can see that they still resemble pieces of trees.
You can see why they call it a forest.
The trees were not standing when they were barried but had already fallen and were swept to this locations by floods.
Another big tree.
A really big tree with the roots.
Here you can see the cross section of a petrified tree.
The viewing platform at the Meteor Crater.
Here is most of the creater.
And this is what is at the botom of the crater.
The cutout of the spaceman is 6 feet tall. Can you find him in the prevoius photo?
The view of the Arizona Desert as seen from the Meteor Crater.
Notice the rain falling.
The WigWam Motel in Holbrook, AZ, where you can sleep in a teepee.