Bosque Petrificado Jose Ormachea, Sarmiento

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#12 of 14 in Nature in Province of Chubut
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  • Tough place to get to, for us we were coming from Esquel, many hours by bus in the Patagonian steppe! What you see is well worth the inconvenience necessary to achieve it. It is not now and grown trees lived here but about 150 million years ago, it is actually petrified fossil trees. Many are still in the same location in which they lived, while others have not been moved since I've fallen. I mean there's a whole petrified forest that is coming to light, one of the most impressive ever discovered. Fossilisation was so perfect that he guesses even the structure of the wood, the body and even rings. It really is amazing. All the ground is littered with stone chips that look like wood shavings!
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  • What is now a desolate desert, yesterday were rivers and lush vegetation. Flora and fauna were petrified by sediments, it is an impressive spectacle of the naturaaleza and a journey of 65millones years. Highly recommended so the kids can learn extra climatic changes and eras geological. Sarmiento step you can see the Dinosaur Park. A good start from Comodoro Rivadavia. Unfortunately lacks infrastructure and only can take part. Looting of heritage are still. Carry food and water, there is a small centre of interpretation and bathrooms. It is open daily, from 8 to 20 in summer and from 9 to 18:30 in winter.
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  • Passing by the highway, saw the signs, and we are interested by the visit. Half way for asphalt, half by land, but well maintained and signposted. It is 30 km from the highway. The entrance is free. A reception, a small museum with explanations. You leave the bag in the car and make the walk down a path with a lot of wind, which keeps you in touch with the petrified trees. A geological past that messes with your imagination and curiosity. Has some strategic points explaining in totems. The site offers clean restrooms.
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