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||Heading north just past the Petrified Forest National Park, I'm calling this area Natural Park.
||Seems like everywhere I travel, so do the crows, this one seemed friendly
||Long stretches of pavement cutting through high desert and layered hills
||Sage and horizon lines
||Such dramatic contrast of the road, the hills and the sky
||A beautiful sky stretching up towards the northwest
||Clouds hovering over this cinder-shaped pile of sediments
||Beginning to fall into the shadows of late afternoon
||A pile of rocks thrown across the landscape by nature's continual change
||B, taking a closer look at the drawings on the sides of these rocks
||Ha, just as we were scoping the scapes, this ranger had rounded up some hikers not minding the PROTECTED AREA signs, busted.
||Closer rock profile
||The rangers of a new era
||Here's what we were peeping through that scope, nice works of the Puerco Indians
||Looking back over the land to the east
||More rock carvings
||These are my favourite in the area, Puerco Indian Petroglyphs, dating back to 1000 A.D.
||Clear signs of habitation at some point our earth's history
||Something about the desert continues intrigue me, venturing back in time
||High clouds move in as the bright Arizona sun begins to lower back towards the edge of the earth
||Remains of a Puerco Pueblo, overlooks the river, one of 100 rooms built around an open plaza
||Amazing craftsmanship and use of local materials
||B, surveying the area with her camera, yep - she's a great sharp shooter
||Not a desert, more of a grassland
||Our rental car, aptly named Pokey basks in the warm rays of sunset just near historic Route 66. Built in 1926 it runs from Chicago to LA
||He likes to sit and watch the clouds drift across the clear blue sky