Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Meteor City, Arizona, United States

Oct 7, 2012 - Short Day

We had to use Winnie’s heater this morning as it got pretty chilly last night. I think we’ll start to see real fall weather from here on out. We got a late start this morning because of a last minute shopping trip in Williams and time spent making the acquaintance with a couple from Delaware. When we pulled into the RV park in Williams last night, we noticed a motor home with Delaware tags parked a few spaces down from us. We got to meet them this morning. As it turns out they and their friends are headed for the Albuquerque International...

Jump to full entry

Apr 23, 2009 - Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater in northern Arizona is the largest impact crater on Earth that has survived erosion. This is due to its location in an arid land and its young age. Only 50,000 years ago an iron-nickel meteor traveling at 26,000 miles per hour impacted the flat high planes desert. The explosion was equal to 20 million tons of TNT (a medium sized atomic bomb). Within the span of just a few seconds, 175 million tons of limestone and sandstone were thrown out for miles in all directions. The point of impact and the meteor itself underwent...

Jump to full entry

Sep 23, 2008 - Meteor Crater (aka Jen's Place)

We have waited for a couple of years with baited breath to visit the infamous meteor crater which resulted fron a 150 square foot meteor 50,000 years ago. The meteor was metallic and was traveling super fast when it landed causing this 550 foot deep pit which is 4,000 feet across. The fragment in the picture weighs over 1,000 pounds as it is super dense metal. Our daughter Jennifer first brought this natural wonder to our attention some years ago as she is fascinated by this rather unusual scar in the desert lanscape. Thus we named it, in...

Jump to full entry

Aug 10, 2008 - Yep, Its A Big Hole

Still from Meteor Crater RV Park, between Flagstaff & Winslow, AZ. The Grand Canyon is a huge canyon, but it is a canyon. While it is only about 100 miles as the crow would fly from there to here, this BIG HOLE seems to have absolutely no relation to it. This hole is just that, a huge hole in the ground. Think in terms of a golfing divot dug by the Jolly Green Giant, or a mixing bowl for enough brownie batter to feed everyone in the world, or the world’s largest natural sports arena. To be more specific, think in terms of 2.4 miles in...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


We're Wingin' It

Aug 6, 2008 - In This Moment.....

From Meteor Crater RV Park, between Flagstaff & Winslow, AZ. As we made our plans to travel from the campground in Williams, AZ, to the Grand Canyon campground, there was only one route option…..a couple of miles eastbound on I-40, then due north on Colorado Hwy 64. That road turned out to be almost arrow-straight with little elevation change for the full 60 miles that we needed to travel. As we made our plans to travel from the Grand Canyon campground to our next stop, we had two options. We could either backtrack along that same road to...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


We're Wingin' It

Dec 15, 2007 - Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater

We intended to make it all the way to Phoenix today, but decided to make a spontaneous detour again. This time it was through the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. That was cool! I especially like the petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock and the old car on Route 66. We spent so much time there that we had to stop for the night at Meteor Crater. We didn't go to the crate because many people told us it was a tourist trap, and not worth the price of admission.

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com