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Blue Mesa overlook once hosted one of the Petrified Forest's most photographed subjects, a pedestal log, seen in the Park Service photo on the left in 2003. In 2005 the pedestals, created over the centuries from softer sandstone, finally gave in to the elements and collapsed. The log was smashed into pieces.
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Blue Mesa.
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An overview of Blue Mesa shows remains of petrified trees along the slope in the middle of the photo and elsewhere.
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A similar, but not as spectacular, pedestal log can be seen in the center right of Grandma Bert's photo.
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More of Blue Mesa.