Seeing them from a distance they are not very exciting. Upon closer inspection the uniqueness of these logs show themselves.
The bark texture and coloring remain.
The growth rings are still evident, although you can see they have become rock crystals.
Where wood once was, now it is solid rock.
The Petrified Forest is home to acres and acres of crystalized trees. Full trees lie on the ground where they fell. Broken into varying lengths by the hardening process they went through but full trees nonetheless.
Pieces of these trees are sold daily in shops from Joseph City to Holbrook in Arizona and several places throughout the desert southwest.
Time to get packed up and out of the hotel. You all have a fantastic day.