Day 965: Exploring the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

Today we drove out to explore the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area.  Our first stop an area that contains the Yellow Hoodoo Gang:

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The Yellow Hoodoo Gang:

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We found the most well preserved petrified wood I’ve ever seen.  It looks like normal wood, but it’s heavy as stone and is very, very old:

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More petrified wood:

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More hoodoos:

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The wash eventually ended, so we had to climb out:

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We walked across the plains to return to the truck:

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We found remains of a horse:

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M fed the skull some grass:

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Homestead ruins:

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After lunch, we drove to another trailhead and set out to explore the Valley of Dreams area:

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More petrified wood:

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The ground was covered with a rich assortment of stones and petrified wood:

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We approached the Valley of Dreams:

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This area had spherical basketball-sized concretions:

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More petrified wood:

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This hoodoo is called “Alien Throne”:

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Petrified wood can be a hoodoo capstone too:

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This entire area is as varied as it is stunning:

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Here a petrified log is creating an elongated hoodoo:

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Heading back:

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A tiny hoodoo:

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This formation is called “The Three Wise Men”:

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Our third stop was the “Valley of Dreams East” area:

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M drove his R/C Car:

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We did an action photo shoot for the R/C car.  Here the car is airborne after launching off a jump:

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On the way home, we passed this group of wild horses:

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What an amazing day!

Day 964: Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Day 966: Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah WSA – King of Wings

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