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  • Andrei Stoica

A Walk Into The (Petrified) Forest... What Forest?


The world-famous Petrified Forest National Park lies in western Arizona, an area of desert and badlands, quite the opposite of what the name may suggest. Well, the area was a nice tropical forest some 225 million years ago, but nothing is set in stone forever... except maybe some petrified trees.

However inhospitable it may be, the park hosts numerous fossilized tree trunks from the Triassic era. The red and orange hues of the million year old trees dot the area in various stages of decay.