Is it schist?

No?  Oh, Scheisse!  Gneiss then?  Nice!

I’ve spent an unproductive few days watching for another interesting chimney here in Tucson without success, so I’ll have to move on to a different subject.  There’s actually not much to satisfy the challenge in this post other than the shadows, shelter, sharp objects and cholla that you see everywhere in the desert here, but our hike up Sabino Canyon on the Phoneline Trail was so phrikkin’ phantastic that I had to share it.  Best hike of the winter.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

8 response to "Is it schist?"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: January 12, 2022

    Phantastic photo!
    The link doesn’t work for me. Of course I read about your beautiful hike already.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: January 12, 2022

    Link does not work for me either.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: January 12, 2022

    The old “PHony Link Trick. That was an ingenious, yet subtle, way to sneak a “ph” word into your post.

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 12, 2022

    That is a Gneiss photo!

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: January 12, 2022

    Gneiss schist you got there, lol. I’m actually voting gneiss though. However, I think GN word items are much harder to find than Sh, Ch, etc. Once you do gneiss and gnomes, what’s left? So even though it’s not a challenge combo, GN should get some commendation.

    Good on you for the unique cholla, too. Definitely not finding that one in many of the site member’s riding locations.

    • By: Scooter Posted: January 12, 2022

      You’re right of course, it’s gneiss. I found a good paper on the geology of the Catalina mountains, and it was quite clear on the point. I just thought schist made a better title subject though.

      Other GN words though? That’s a challenge alright,. Makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it. Gnash, gnash.

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