“Free Weekend” Trip to the Grand Canyon – April 13-15, 2007

Last weekend we were free to leave Sangre and visit any place of our choice. Fourteen of us decided to visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona, an eight hour drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico. While on the way to the Canyon, we made several stops visting some exciting and beautiful places including the Painted Desert, the Puerco Ruins and the Petrified Forest.

Please enjoy the photos!

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After arriving at the Painting Desert, we stopped at the “Welcome Center,” viewed a film about the area and now pose for a picture after having enjoyed some lunch before taking in the sights.

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View of “The Painted Desert.”

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The Painted Desert

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The Painted Desert

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Tee-Pee Formation of rocks in the Painted Desert (named this because the color lines remind one of a Tee-Pee)

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The “Newspaper” Rock with Petrographs.

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Close-up view of petrographs.

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After millions of years a petrified tree trunk that was buried under rock sediment is exposed due to subsequent erosion.

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Pausing for a photo by the trunk of a petrified tree.

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Views of the Grand Canyon.

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A section of the Colorado River which over millions of years carved the Grand Canyon.

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2 Responses to ““Free Weekend” Trip to the Grand Canyon – April 13-15, 2007”

  1. Brendan Says:

    What made that tree so nervous?

  2. Gia Says:

    AWESOME!!!!!

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