12 November 2006

Hole in the Ground

One of my favorite places in the southwest is the Barringer Meteor Crater located just off of I-40 between Flagstaff AZ and Winslow AZ [my hometown woo-hooo!!]. To some it might just seem like a big hole in the ground. It's more then that. I can't begin to imagine the way the area must have looked 50,000 years ago and the effect the impact must have had on the environment.

If you are planning on visiting the area you might as well make it a day and visit the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Petrified Forest has a shiney new visitors center with some cool souvenirs and snack bar.

I miss the ocean but I sure do love the desert.

From Native Americans to the Conquistadors. I can't help but wonder who else has shared this view.

"You can see for miles and miles and miles!" - The Who.

Outside a trading post on the AZ/NM border.

My home town..."Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...such a fine sight to see..."


Anonymous said...

Gee looks like it would make a great land fill---- lol

MICK said...

HAHAHAHA.. good one.

Anonymous said...

...for as long as I lived in AZ and Flagstaff...I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO "THE CRATER"...I have heard it is amazing and I, too, wonder what the area was like, before it was hit...If you haven't been, go to the North Side of Flagstaff and see that 'other crater'...it does have ruins there and the colors are gorgeous...Great set of pics...Keep it up!!!

MICK said...

Hey THANKS for the tip. I'm headed that way in September!!

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