Destination: Great Basin Desert, Nevada

Great Basin Desert, Nevada
Car problems aside, Nevada was stunning compared to the apocalyptically barren land I’d pictured (I may have set my bars low).

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Destination: Petrified Forest National Park (and the Painted Desert)

 

Petrified Forest National Park

Standing in front of the desert’s Blue Mesa.

I visited the Petrified Forest National Park and Arizona’s Painted Desert the day after visiting the Grand Canyon. I’m a busy lady with a penchant for parks.

Confession: I liked the Painted Desert better than the Grand Canyon. The latter is stunning, but here’s why I feel this way:

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