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Fri, Nov 10


Painted Desert Visitor Center

Painted Desert Backpacker

You won't want to miss this one! We will be joined by a special guide to show us some awesome places we missed last time.

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Painted Desert Backpacker
Painted Desert Backpacker

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2017, 8:00 AM – Nov 12, 2017, 5:00 PM

Painted Desert Visitor Center, 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028, USA

About the event

This outing is like no other (except the last time we did it). The Painted Desert looks like a scene from “The Martian”. It features interesting geology, petrified trees and the stars will be off the hook!

Tentative itinerary:

Leave Friday around 8:00am. We will drive all the way there. The drive is a little over 4 hours. We will spend the afternoon exploring areas in the Petrified Forest. Overnight camping in wilderness area and return to our cars on Saturday morning. Then we motor up to the Painted Desert Visitor Center parking lot just north of I-40. We will spend the day backpacking this area and spending Saturday night under some of the darkest skies in the US.

Drivers: there is a visitor's fee for each vehicle. I think its $20. This can be split up amongst passengers.

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