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Petrified Forest National Park - Painted Desert
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Painted Desert  (Click for enlarged view 63K)
Painted Desert area is in north of the park. We originally thought that this park was everything about dry-out woods (that was what we interpreted "petrified forest") but turned out the desert view here was the first surprise of that day.
Painted Desert  (Click for enlarged view 72K)
Painted Desert is literally as its name. It was so colorful just like painting. It is quite natural that grey or maybe brown can be seen in a typical desert. I couldn't imagine that red, green, yellow and white can also be mixed to paint the ground.
Petrified Forest National Park 
Painted Desert
on our way to the park we saw dust storms a couple times on I-40. It got worst as we reched the park. The heavy clouds with powerful blowing winds blew the sands and dusts that shaded the whole area with grey veil.
Petrified Forest National Park 
Painted Desert
We arrived here around 4:30 in the afternoon. It was so windy that we were afraid that a heavy strom might strike us soon. I forgot to ask the park ranger if that was the normal weather here.
Petrified Forest National Park 
Painted Desert
Should there be anything desired other than the weather, it certainly was the time. We got here too late and we had to get back to Sedona (about 120 miles away) for booked lodging so it left us no choice but rushing all the way.
Petrified Forest National Park 
Painted Desert
It was not in original plan so there was nothing to complain. Should I come back next time I will walk down closer to the desert and feel the whole environment.
Petrified Forest National Park 
Painted Desert
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