My sister and I have been planning to visit PFNP for a few years now, and on this visit we made it happen. This was our first hike in the park since it basically starts from the visitor's center and was recommended by the park rangers. I had an idea of what to expect from the park, but was surprised by the amount of fallen logs. It truly is a "forest." The color detail is pretty incredible too.
Day 1 of our trip:
Petrified Forest and Painted Desert
average hiking speed 2.57 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.