The Ginko Petrified Forest State Park

2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (14)2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (42)We turned off the main road to go find this Ginko Petrified Forest State Park, and on the way passed this gift shop with some magnificent pieces of petrified wood (and a few dinosaurs!). 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (1) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (3) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (4) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (6) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (7) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (8) This piece below was amazing.  Look at the growth rings!  2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (11)
Here is a look at a ginko tree and leaves:
2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (9)   2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (10)2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (12)Then we drove a few minutes farther to the State Park, which was a beautiful park and a building with more petrified wood displayed outside.  The visitor’s center with a $1 entrance donation was closed now except on weekends (we are out of the tourist season).2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (60)So we just enjoyed the informational material and the views and learned a lot about what happened in this area long long ago.  It really was fun.2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (15) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (16) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (17)2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (44) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (45) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (46) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (47) Here is the view of the park down below us (we were high above the water.2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (48) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (50) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (51) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (52) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (43)   2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (49)2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (53) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (55) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (56) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (57) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (58)2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (61) Here is the beautiful park and ranger’s home.2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (62) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (63) I loved the beauty around us and the fall colors.2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (66) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (67) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (68) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (69) 2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (72)2015-10-6 Ginko Petrified Forrest (70)From the other side of the river’s scenic view post:2015-7-18 Wild Horse Canyon (7)

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