Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park is located in northeastern Arizona.  What once was a swampy forest is now a vast dry land flooded with petrified wood, some 225 million years old.  The history, geology, and unexpected beauty within this national park really impressed me.  With so much to see & explore, Petrified Forest is definitely worth […]

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Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park was my second solo park adventure.  This Park ranges in elevation from 2,180 ft in the Tucson Mountain District to 8,666 ft elevation in the Rincon Mountain District.  The vast differences in elevation create widely varied habitats in each region of the park, making them both equally awesome to explore. I started […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

The day following our trip to Channel Islands National Park was supposed to be spent at Ventura Beach, however when we woke up it was overcast and chilly.  Instead, we decided to get on the road and head towards our next destination of Palm Desert, CA.  Because this was a big trip and costs can […]

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