Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hard as a Rock

Zion National Park's southwest corner is home to an impressive petrified forest. A large field of colorful petrified logs and wood chips litter one of the plateaus beneath Zion's towering thrones. Except for the Chinle Trail which starts in the new subdivision, Anasazi Plateau, getting there is a moderately technical and convoluted ride into Zion's inner sanctum. It is a part of Zion National Park that sees very little traffic. Jim Wallick and Kent Sullivan rode with me today, their horses glaring at my Molly with supercilious disdain. This ride was one for the books: warm, and beautiful. It was all good, but that log we sat on for lunch was hard as a rock!

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