on June 26, 2006
The Painted Desert is part of the Petrified Forest National Park, on the north end near I-40. I entered the park from the South and went through the rest of the park before getting to the Painted Desert. It was late in the day when I got there, and the shadows made for interesting visual effects. The scenery was dramatic, and I pulled off the road at several view areas. The visitor center was closed by then, so I didn't get to see it.
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