|We started at the south entrance|
|Giant Logs at the visitors center|
|Petrified wood - rainbow of colors|
|Getting up close as we explored|
|Some of these logs are monstrous|
|? Wood or rock of many colors|
|These logs were not cut they fractured after petrification|
What does Route 66 and the Petrified Forest have in common. Well, it is the only national park that contains a section of Historic Route 66. Traces of old road bed and weathered telephone poles mark the "Main Street of America".
|No power lines but poles are still present|
|An old car symbolizes Route 66|
Exhausted we decided to call it a day only to return tomorrow to do the other half of the park. The one outstanding point that we found staggering was in spite of all the signs and the treat of severe penalties and the ability to buy legal petrified wood, people still choose to remove one ton of the petrified forest per month.