Our first stop at Petrified Forest was the Crystal Forest, shown above in black and white. It’s hard to get a sense of scale looking at the image- but it may help to know that the blackish chunks near the bottom of photo are cut petrified trees, perhaps two feet in diameter. They are everywhere.
And here is what the inside looks like!
We spent about an hour walking the trails of this area. It is eerily beautiful and definitely otherworldly.