Thursday, May 28, 2009

92. Petrified Forest State Park

From Cannonville, we drove for, oh I don't know, maybe 20 minutes to a cute little state park still in Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. I keep asking the Mr why it's a monument if it's so big. Shouldn't it be an area or zone or something like that? The campground is small and sits on a pond (resevoir, whatever) surronded by cottonwood trees. Weather has been fantastic - beautiful mornings, stormy afternoons, beautiful evenings and cool nights.

Yesterday we took a little hike up into the Petrified Forest where they have, you guessed it, petrified trees. No photos, but I can tell you that the logs look like rocks. Rocks made up of checkerboards of pink, blues, greens, whites and grays. The hike was steep and I thought I was going to die.

Today we drove out on the dirt Hole in the Rock Road to hike to Devil's Garden.


It's on BLM land, so Lucy was off leash and out of her mind with joy scampering around with us. Aside from her obvious height issues, she's a total hiker. It was a fun day for all of us.



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