Friday, 8 May 2009

Painted desert

And this is card from Carol.Awsome view.

Painted Desert is the name for a broad area of badlands located in Northen Arizona in the United States. The desert stretches from the Grand Canyon National Park into the Petrified Forest National Park and runs roughly astride and just north of the Little Colorado and thePuerco Rivers. Much of the area within the Petrified Forest National Park is protected as the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area. Another, smaller protected area is the Little Painted Desert County Park found just north of Winslow. Much of the Painted Desert region is located within the Navajo Nation. The Navajo and the Hopi people have lived in the region for at least five hundred and one thousand years, respectively. The popular name for the desert comes from the Colonial Spanish who are said to have named it El Desierto Pintado due to its brightly colored landscape

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