Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tonto National Forest

This past weekend my friend Tony, from back east, came out for some AZ adventure. He, along with every other geology nerd on Earth, has wanted to see the Petrified Forest National Park for quite some time. So his first day here in Arizona we headed north towards Holbrook, winding through Tonto National Forest land. The road brought us past Bioshphere 2, mesas, mountains, mines, high desert, pine forest, alpine lakes, and the largest saguaros I've ever seen! We also wound our way through Salt River Canyon, probably the highlight of the drive. Along the way I snapped a few shots.

Tyler Gates

Tonto National ForestAn excited Tony at the first vista in the forest on route 77.
Roadside stop.Unknown plant along route 77.
Salt River CanyonSalt River Canyon at night.

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