Hiking the Story In Stone and Flood of Fire trails in John Day Fossil Beds with my son

We’re headed back to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument via the Journey Through Time Oregon Scenic Byway-

Another hot sunny day!

As part of his Junior Ranger program Kristhawee needs to hike one of the trails in the National Monument. It’s getting really hot but fortunately all the trails here are quite short. We decided to check out the Story In Stone and Flood of Fire trails:

We had the place pretty much to ourselves-

Kristhawee on the Story in Stone Trail, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument-

It’s pushing 100 degrees and there’s not a bit of shade out here-

End of the Trail! You made it little dude!

Heading back; amazing geology here!

An amazing landscape-

My little guy got a second wind and we hustled up the Flood of Fire trail. I’m glad we did!

Otherworldly, isn’t it? You can’t get a sense for the scale of this feature- it’s HUGE!

Flood of Fire Trail panorama-

Only 11 am and already 102 degrees! Gonna be a HOT one today!!

Riding back to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center we pass more eye catching formations-

Once again, very little traffic, beautiful road!

That dark peak is Sheep Rock; the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center is on the opposite side of the road-

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