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THE CHINLE TRAIL (Petrified Forest Trail)

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Chinle Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2009 Joe Braun Photography
The Chinle Trail ends rather anticlimactically by descending into the sandy open Coalpits Wash. BUY PHOTO
Coalpits Wash photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
Wide-open spaces in the banks above the end of the Chinle Trail. BUY PHOTO
Chinle Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2009 Joe Braun Photography
Continuing up Coalpits Wash, the scenery gets more interesting as the towering walls close in. BUY PHOTO
Chinle Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2009 Joe Braun Photography
During most seasons, Coalpits Wash has a small pleasant stream flowing through it. BUY PHOTO
Chinle Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2009 Joe Braun Photography
A corpse of one of the charred giant cottonwoods. BUY PHOTO
Chinle Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2009 Joe Braun Photography
The oil well (drill hole) ruins. There is not much left beyond a few pieces of metal that don't fit together. BUY PHOTO
Coalpits Wash photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
The oilwell ruins in 2010. Looks like somebody repositioned the pieces a bit. BUY PHOTO
Coalpits Wash photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
Another abandoned piece of metal. BUY PHOTO

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