• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Photo Walk with a Ranger to Jasper Forest

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Date: February 12, 2013
Contact: Sarah Hervé, 928-524-6228 x264

Petrified Forest, AZ-1:00pm Saturday, February 16, 2013 a free ranger program will offer another unique way to experience the park with a photo walk for beginning and intermediate photographers. Join volunteer ranger and experienced photographer Leandra Melgreen Lewis for a walk to discover photo opportunities in the great outdoor classroom of the Petrified Forest National Park.

Meet at the Rainbow Forest Museum at 1:00pm. This walk through Jasper Forest offers colorful formations, petrified wood and boulders scattered about the Jasper area. Photo techniques will be discussed with suggested exercises to open up new visual opportunities for point and shoot and digital SLR photographers.

2013 Photo Walk Information

Date and time

Meet ranger at

Photo Walk

February 16, 1:00-4:30pm

Rainbow Forest Museum

Jasper Forest

February 23, 1:00-4:30pm

Rainbow Forest Museum

Crystal Forest

March 2, 2:00-5:30pm

Rainbow Forest Museum

Long Logs


Come prepared! Exposure to elements may include mud, ice, cold weather and the sun, wear appropriate layered clothing and footwear, and bring sunscreen, food and water. Bring camera manuals, tripods and cable release.

Photo Walks will be held on Saturday, February 23 and March 2, 2013. Locations will include trips to Crystal Forest and Long Logs all near the Rainbow Forest Museum. Photo walk locations are subject to change based on weather conditions. Some walks are not on trails, with possible muddy conditions. All walks are easy to moderate. Walks range from one to three miles.

Did You Know?

spiral petroglyph marks the summer solstice

Petroglyphs are sometimes calendars, marking events like the summer solstice with interactions between the glyph, the sun, and natural landscape features.