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Jasper Forest - 1 member in 3 triplogs has rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jul 06 2019
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39 female
 Joined Feb 14 2017
 Prescott Valley,
Jasper ForestNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2019
sleepybear929Triplogs 72
Hiking2.42 Miles 179 AEG
Hiking2.42 Miles
179 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Apr 01 2018
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49 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Blue Mesa Crystal Forest, AZ 
Blue Mesa Crystal Forest, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2018
chumleyTriplogs 1,703
Hiking2.55 Miles 233 AEG
Hiking2.55 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   1.80 mph
233 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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After my Onyx Bridge hike, I opted for a few more Petrified Forest "hikes". I did the complete Crystal Forest loop, which is perhaps the least interesting of the designated park stops. I had also considered an exploration of Jasper Forest, but wasn't particularly intrigued by what I saw at the viewpoint.

Blue Mesa on the other hand -- wowsers! Simply one of the most incredible geologic sites I have ever experienced. There's a paved trail that leads through some of the basics here, but like elsewhere in PeFo, you are mostly free to explore off-trail and I made a larger extended loop away from the few tourists who ventured away from their cars. The colors here are incredible, and likely change with the weather and time of day.

This place is worth the price of admission!
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Jun 25 2016
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38 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2016
jochalTriplogs 568
Hiking6.10 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Entered the park from the South, took 4-5 hours to drive through and visit all of the marked sites on the NPS map. Blue Mesa and Crystal Forest were my favorite stops.
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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.

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