Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dune Days (II)

A giant petrified log in the middle of the desert? Yup. In fact, this entire area surrounding a small hill was scattered with petrified debris. Maybe it was a small grove at some point?

This chunk looks like it may have spent some time in water while it was decomposing. This pattern looks very similar to submerged trees I've seen in some of the alpine lakes of northern California.

The rest of the group checks out more evidence on top of the hill; bits of petrified wood in the foreground.

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