Some of the largest diameter logs we've found locally are on the back road to Tuba City. From Highway 89 south of the junction with Hwy 160 at mile mark 476 there is a dirt road heading east. This is a good road. There are patches with lots of small pieces of wood, just scattered all along the north side of the road for a couple of hundred yards. From where you turned off the highway go 1 & 1/2 miles and watch closely for a small drive to the left (coordinates 36° 1.569'N & 111° 22.436'W). There may be a small rock cairn there. From here you will need a 4 x 4 with high-clearance (2 wheel drive will work if it's dry and you're careful.). At these coordinates (36° 1.601'N & 111°22.482'W) you will see a log that is about 6' in diameter. Go .6 miles (to coordinates 36° 1.925'N & 111° 22.542'W) and you will come to a log that measures at least 8 foot in diameter! Along the way there are other nice sized pieces to see. If you see any bright yellow on the logs, look close to see if it is lichen. If is NOT lichen then it will be one of the uranium ores and is radioactive (Might be a good time to use your Geiger-counter).
When you get back to the highway head north towards Page. Be sure to watch both sides of the road for more places with wood. There are some logs on the West side of the road between milepost 485 and 490 that lay between the edge of the road and the right-o-way fence. These measure between 4 & 5 feet in diameter. It is amazing how many people drive-by all these logs and never see them.
This is the Navajo Reservation so no collecting is allowed.
A log that is 6 foot in diameter.
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