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... crater like mountains that where formed over 200 million years ago. It was not done by streams or rivers like the Grand Canyon but during the ice age. You could jut imagine the dinosaurs roaming about the mountains, was just awesome. Near the end of the trail was the 'forest' and we went I've the tip of the hill expecting a mass of trees...... Ah no! Lol so turns out back when Route 66 was first built in 1926 people ...
... the ruins, Route 66 had come through here: It had come down La Bajada Hill, across the desert, over a wash (we could see the remnants of the bridge) and across the railway line ten yards left of the current crossing. Then it became a tarmacked road heading for the Interstate. At exit 259 of I-25, the 1920's Route 66 had been overlaid with the early 1930's layer and then the modern Interstate.
We had another feature near here to look for, that Harry had seen on the ...
... by Dave later in the trip: Little did we know...We would meet up with them a couple times down the road and share some stories:
The weather was still quite cool so we decided to drive thru the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest ...
... br> Drove north and got off at the exit for the Petrified Forest National Forest and the Painted Desert. This park runs from north to south for about 20 miles and then you drive back to Holbrook and catch the interstate to come back to the campground. Great day but the winds came in and it was hard to open the RV doors sometimes and not get blown off some of the viewpoints. It was in the high 80's and hot so hiking was exhausting. I think I ...
... Desert is composed of stratified layers of easily erodible siltstone, mudstone, and shale of the Triassic Chinle Formation.These fine grained rock layers contain abundant iron and manganese compounds which provide the pigments for the various colors of the region.
A lot of facts buy not a lot to say about the parks. One day was sufficient.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed