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Petrified Forest National Park - Crystal Forest
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Petrified Forest National Park 
Crystal Forest
Crystal Forest
Petrified Forest National Park 
Crystal Forest
At first glance it might looke like a deserted lumber yard. However, the tree trunks here are hard as rock and their cross-sections are as colorful as rainbow. Miracle happens once in billions of years and last time it left the petrified wood here.

Most views in other parks require a distance (usually quite long) to reveal the beauty of being large. In this place you still have to look at a distance to feel the impact of quantity. However, you also need to look up-close to feel the beauty of shape and color as being small. Without the former is like watching a fossil in a museum. Without the later is like watching at, well, a deserted lumber yard.
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Petrified Wood Petrified Forest National Park 
Petrified Wood
Petrified Forest National Park 
Petrified Wood Petrified wood. The colors came from minerals in the silica-saturated waters. Iron, carbon, manganese, cobalt and chromium produced patterns and blends of yellow, red, black, blue, brown, white and pink.
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