Thank you for voting up that really helps me calm down so thank you, Edit: Part Two [is up.] it's been ten minutes since this night's dream. When I moved out here I almost passed on stopping there. Tumbled petrified wood: small pieces of petrified wood that are free of pores and fractures are placed in a rock tumbler and tumbled with successively finer abrasives and finally with a rock polish. Scientists believe that, eons ago, great herds of dinosaurs roamed through forests of tall conifers, while nearby rivers teemed with armor-scaled fish. REAL NAME ALERT! I have to go eat dinner now, but I will post a follow up on what happened last night. Fuck. Petrified Forest National Park. I would look into it, I'm sure there's a way to get past this, especially since it has been 3 years. these are only theories anyway. Can't wait for the update, good luck OP. I am literally drenched in sweat and trying to pull myself together to type legibly. The feeling of death from behind the concrete sign is stronger now. Courtesy of Ryan Thompson. Stop 4: Jasper Forest. Erosion has sculpted and shaped intriguing landforms. Here's a sampling of what you'll see: • Agate House Trail: Northeast of the Rainbow Forest Museum, this trail leads to a pre-Columbian pueblo, partially reconstructed in the 1930s, composed of petrified wood. Aug 13, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Harvey O'Conor. I need an outlet. UPDATE TWO: holly fucking siht that was qucik oh my fuckig god its never happened so goddamn fucking quick before. We couldn't decide what to do. Petrified Wood ︎ 20 ︎ 0 comment ︎ u/ppzcseh ︎ Mar 01 2015 ︎ report. Dec 8, 2017 - Explore JKO Variety Shop's board "Petrified Forest NP - 1962", followed by 7316 people on Pinterest. Thanks for the story! The Petrified Forest in Arizona has been a national monument since 1906 but didn’t become a national park until 1962. 2) Not Everything in the Petrified Forest is Petrified Flickr User Sonora Dick The pieces of petrified wood have been confiscated or returned by visitors. Did you take this from your car or did you get out and take it? Cookies help us deliver our Services. The only shelter from the wind was behind a big concrete sign up on a little rise. Visitors aren’t supposed to pick up rocks from the Petrified Forest National Park, in Arizona. Definitely go - you won't regret it. It all started in Germany where I was born in the town of Chemnitz, world famous for its Permian petrified forest and the local museum specialising in petrified wood from around the world and particularly in Permian flora. Press J to jump to the feed. Jan 14, 2020 - Explore Cheryl Bixby's board "Fossil History - petrified wood", followed by 345 people on Pinterest. Within Petrified Forest National Park, the Chinle Formation is further divided to include the Blue Mesa Member, the Sonsela Member, the Petrified Forest Member, and the Owl Rock Member. The only Native American thing there as far as I know are petroglyphs. 1.1k. We left, enjoyed the park, moved on to Pie Town, enjoyed the pie and quirky desert people who lived there, and moved on. Petrified Forest National Park protects less than 20% of the petrified wood in northeastern Arizona. Courtesy of Ryan Thompson. For the first and only time on the trip, we were all fighting and having meltdowns. It was addressed to "The Officer in Charge."" By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Before I woke I turned around and saw the fucking man in the old car. The trip went quite well, and we had a lot of fun, but along the way strange and creepy things began to occur. So we planned a trip around Pie Town. The great columns of petrified wood scattered across the desert date from around that time. Arizona is one of the most interesting states geologically. But both Chris and I immediately had a bad feeling, like something or someone had been buried there. And that's when the place really started to get to us. It was the place because as soon as we left and went into the park, we were all happy again. I am so sleepy right now though. A bit up the road on the right you will find the Crystal Forest, named because the wood here contains glittery quartz. This is petrified wood. North Carolina 2,841 contributions 329 helpful votes +1. Cookies help us deliver our Services. At some of the petrified forests below, the tree trunks are still standing tall. This expansive park covers 230 square miles of Arizona desert, extending into the badlands and the Painted Desert. Layer after layer of lava, ash, and lahar flows accumulated to thicknesses of thousands of feet, eventually hardening into the rocks that make up today's Absaroka Mountain Range. See more ideas about Petrified wood, Rocks and minerals, Fossils. Other than in Argentina, famous petrified forest sites include on the Greek island of Lesbos. Even to this day people steal a lot of smaller rocks. The desert landscape was once a vast forest. As a child I always loved going into the Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz. Discover (and save!) We visited some places that were quite eerie, as well. Pictures. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. At that park they are abundant and easy to access, however most are laying down on the ground. A writhing mass of spiders, scorpions, fire ants, and millipedes comes bursting forth from each wooden teepee, coating the ground and swarming my shoes. It's located in the Kansas - Colorado border region, a really spooky place, dotted with coyotes and abandoned Dust Bowl era farmhouses. I was surfing the web today and I read that Penpal thing. Can't wait for an update. I cannot move. The Petrified Forest is famous for its fossilized trees, which fell about 225 million years ago. He had told my dad about this quirky little place called Pie Town, where he stayed. Take Pritchett, Colorado for example. Most of the Reddit posts picked up the theme and use a variation of "Petrified opal tree trunk located in Arizona (about 225 million years old)." We planned to visit the Grand Canyon, as well as some Native American archeological sites my mom had worked at during college. with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. Petrified Forest is right there by the Painted Desert, so might as well check that out while you're there. Don't be afraid! The rough bark fools the touch. In Arizona layers of basalt often are the cap rock. The perfect size to see everything in one day and not a lot of crowds, Is that heading up to page? Think of the colorful layers as pages in a massive book.The first chapter of this geological text is the Chinle Formation. It was fucking horrible. Now our family is a little crazy. The rocks reveal an enthralling chronicle of time that is unfolding and ever-changing. This expansive mountain range covers the northern and eastern Yellowstone region. Basalt weathers very very slowly and many times form large flat top mesas. Four hours later I hadn't seen 1/4 of it. Press J to jump to the feed. We ate in the dark. For a story in the features section, he interviewed a local hiker, a guy who had hiked the Continental Divide Trail, in the Southwestern USA. But there's a "Free" campground right outside. The hills are due to deferential weathering of sedimentary layers of rock. share. Too much theft of the jewel-like fossilized trees. The horrible smell is there, as is the 40 mph wind. Petrified wood is also found on state land, Bureau of Land Management land, the Navajo Nation, and privately owned property. I think this would explain the dreams and lingering feelings. John Michael couldn't settle down. But something put us at unease. - 9GAG has the best funny p… We Dig Rocks. Jan 14, 2020 - Explore Cheryl Bixby's board "Fossil History - petrified wood", followed by 345 people on Pinterest. She lied. Just as the sun began to set two RVs pulled into the campground. I love this park. But many still do. I don't know where else to turn really. Most of the rocks in the Painted Desert are sandstones or limestone/sandstones which can be very colorful. What can the rocks tell us? See more ideas about Petrified wood, Fossils, Rocks and minerals. Your experience sounded like it was crazy creepy! Kip Woolford, a ranger at Petrified Forest National Park, kneels next to a pile of "conscience rocks" at the park. Discover (and save!) The painted desert spans from the east side of the Grand Canyon to the northern border of the Petrified Forest. We got our tent, camping gear, modest blog for our friends behalf, and spirit of adventure. 7 Things to Do in Petrified Forest National Park. But hands down first prize for sheer messed-upness was the campground outside the Petrified Forest National Park. The Petrified Forest of Chemnitz is an outstanding example of an Early Permian forest ecosystem preserved by an explosive volcanic event. The Blue Forest hike descended steeply into a valley of these rocks with petrified wood on the valley floor. FUCK! Petrified forest of Lesvos ... and the Phyllites-Quartzites unit of Crete Island. The rock formation here has layers of grey, red, and white with a blue hue. Don't stay there. Images by Petrified Forest National Park. But that might not actually be what's in the photo. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Ted felt weepy. Petrified Forest National Park is located in the counties of Apache and Navajo in the northeast of Arizona. Suddenly everything goes to hell. Ted wanted to go back to Holbrook, 20 miles away. Layer after layer of lava, ash, and lahar flows accumulated to thicknesses of thousands of feet, eventually hardening into the rocks that make up today's Absaroka Mountain Range. John Michael was just scared. Saved by JOSEBA AGIRREGOIKOA. See more ideas about petrified forest, petrified forest national park, national parks. The conscience pile at the Petrified Forest National Park is named after the “conscience letters” guilt-stricken visitors send with pilfered rocks they later return. Guys, do you have any advice? His head was all like a cross between a deflated balloon and the melting fucking Nazi from Raiders of the Lost Ark He was in constant torment, like he had been through fucking years of this. Road leading to the petrified forest. Petrified Forest. The conscience pile at the Petrified Forest National Park is named after the “conscience letters” guilt-stricken visitors send with pilfered rocks they later return. The Petrified Forest includes many shapes and sizes of wood, from large logs to stumps to the smallest remains of plants. Rather than the warm, yielding feel of wood, … Everything is closed. if you don't know what the Petrified Forest is please see the overview here before continuing. 86028. Discover (and save!) Petrified Forest National Park - Petrified Wood - Holbrook, Arizona - May 10, 2016. Oct 21, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Florence Lucchini. So as long as you pay for it there is no curse. Each year, about 800,000 people visit to sightsee, hike, and backpack. Residual discomfort doesn't grow and become more intense the longer you have left a place. Eventually the food was warm and edible. For the curious, here's a link to our blog for those who want to learn more about our adventures. The experience we had inside the park was good, but the gates of hell lay just outside. your own Pins on Pinterest Time and sediment had slowly turned the wood to stone … Pictures. But eventually we lost the battle. It is about a 6 hour drive and we are going to just drive straight through. The office gives you a map with lots of details about your walk. Be well. I had been screaming for TEN FUCKING MINUTES. Unlike the “pet rock” cra… UPDATE ONE: It's 11:07 where I am. Silhouetted against it are shadowy figures slowly walking, taller than men. Paleomagnetic poles and magnetostratigraphy were obtained from the late Carnian and early Norian Petrified Forest Formation. Get In Touch. It’s a smallish NP (the road through it only runs about 20ish miles), and while 229 square miles is not tiny, it feels quite intimate upon exploration as the points of interest are scattered and unique. People would frequently smuggle pieces of petrified wood they called “rocks” on their way out, leaving the park 12-15 tons short of these scientifically valuable fossilized minerals. The Petrified Forest National Park is about three hours east of the Grand Canyon, one hour east of Flagstaff, Arizona and three hours west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Really creeped me out. Felt like I was on the moon lol. No this feels like a modern spirit, possibly imitating the Native spirit thing for....shock value? All reviews painted desert blue mesa south entrance visitor center newspaper rock million years mile drive long logs agate house pull offs senior pass walking trails points of interest grand canyon puerco pueblo road trip gift shop the loop giant logs take your time bucket list worth the trip. Plus we have to stop once in a while to let the dogs out and get gas. Discover (and save!) wood specimens in these locations are casts and molds rather than petrifications. The best thing about it is that everything is exposed because of the lack of vegetation. 37.5k votes, 464 comments. Chris, sleeping in the driver's seat, and I tried to keep spirits up by telling funny camping stories from when we were younger. We parked off to the side and I waited for the traffic to pass then took the pic standing in the middle of the road, If you wait long enough all roads will lead there, Do you have an Instagram? Nothing is open. See more ideas about Petrified wood, Rocks and minerals, Fossils. We'd stay and just sleep in the car since the wind was blowing too hard to put up the tent. These rocks would then also symbolize the absolution of their sins. Pokaini forest in Latvia is steeped in myth and mystery. You see, every night since we left the Crystal Forest Museum campground I have been having a nightmare. Today we are heading to the Petrified Forest which is part of the Painted Desert in Arizona. your own Pins on Pinterest The Petrified Forest lies located inside a National Park bearing the same name, in the United States, in North America. The noodles started to turn to glop. The history of the Petrified Forest area goes back more than 225 million years. Voices whispering along the plain come on the wind. karoleigh wrote a review Dec 13. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Fuck. Once I wake up from the dream, I will post another update so you can know exactly what has happened, okay? The strange woman in the shop assured us it would die down at dusk. Stop 3: Crystal Forest Flat-topped mesas behind petrified wood. Went here from that, and realized you were people sharing actual paranormal experiences. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Opalized Petrified Wood. The park is famed for its fossils. Moofossil. The energy is just bad. Over millions of years, that forest died out and the only remains of that forest are the fossilized wood left behind. WARNING! He estimates he visited the park 15 to 20 times before the government shut down at the end of 2018. Here are some from one of my visits to the Petrified Forest. Cool Rocks Beautiful Rocks Minerals And Gemstones Rocks … Now able to move, I instinctively back away from the walking figures and the hill. The park covers a surface area of about 146 square miles and got its name from its large deposit of petrified wood in some parts of the park. Considering that this is just a myth, it remains a mystery as to where the rocks in the forest actually come from. Petrified Forest National Park is one of the more unique national parks. We made a decision. Petrified Forest’s however, begins “ Of all the wonderful attractions in Northern Arizona, thank you for visiting Petrified Forest National Park.” It’s almost apologizing for not being more, rather than believing it in itself is worth the journey. Though it was creepy, the explanation was mundane - economic depression. I went ahead, figured it'd take an hour or so. The only person in the store belonged with the people at the Meteor Crater. When visiting, the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, folks are enamored by the beauty and uniqueness of the petrified wood.It has been that way for centuries since the first explorers came through the area, the first routes were blazed through the region in the mid-1800s, and up until today. Jul 19, 2016 - EarthPorn is your community of landscape photographers and those who appreciate the natural beauty of our home planet. And as I am looking down the plain for the voices, I realize the setting sun is alien and off putting in an indescribable way. Generally the cap rock (the uppermost layer) is 'hard' rock like limestone which weathers very slowly compared to a porous rock like sandstone or shale that may be below it. Road leading to the petrified forest. Request full-text . The petrified forest was discovered in the mid 1800s, if you think somehow they have been able to stop people from stealing everything then you are mistaken. I didn't tell anybody but I could swear they were watching me. Our GPS, named Karen after Karen the Computer Wife from Spongebob, began to take us into odd spots, at one point telling us to drive off into the desert. A bit stranger and more inexplicable was Arizona's Meteor Crater. The park is crossed by the historic U.S. Route 66 and Puerco River from east to west. Close. We felt petrified ourselves. "The petrified forest is just part of the painted desert and it really kind of captured me." On the left, you can take a view of a brown petrified wood forest. What happened to the owners? The pile sits, unmarked, just off the side of a private service road inside the park. What happen then is the reason I am making these posts in the first place. Stratigraphy Column of Petrified Forest CLICK TO ENLARGE . The bugs leave me and gravitate towards the hill, drinking a sludgy black liquid oozing from the broken ground. your own Pins on Pinterest Jun 30, 2016 - EarthPorn is your community of landscape photographers and those who appreciate the natural beauty of our home planet. At that point it was slow and barely noticeable. The sun is setting. So this is the place for me to share my story with people who believe me, I think. somebody help me i need a fucking drink of water to calm myself down. Please be there man i'm fucking scared like you wouldn't believe. We also happen to have a mom who makes possibly the best pie in the world. Polished petrified wood closeup - click to enlarge - Image credit to Petrified Forest - CC BY 2.0. Source: Wikipedia The petrified forest was an easy 1-1/2 mile walk. It's just a bad karma place. Sometimes if you are out hiking, if you are lucky, you will stumble across a gemstone which feels like rock, but looks like wood. It's a horrible thing to live with. The best known is Petrified Forest National Park located northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. I don't know where else to turn really. I didn't have that feeling but the more I read of your experience, the more it sounds like the free campground was the burial site of native Americans and you somehow disturbed the holy place. The rocks once had been wood, part of a large forest that existed 200 million years ago. An extremely vivid and frightening nightmare that goes something along the lines of this: I am standing in the campground, alone. 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