Sunday, January 16, 2011

Geotripper and Skyhiker

Swearing when I crash on the road with those tiny rocks glazing into my skin, little did I know I was using proper scientific terminology to identify my painful tormentors (schist).

"For such an unpublicized road, the Glendora Ridge Road is spectacular. It winds across the top of a high ridge, a fault block caught between the now inactive San Gabriel fault and the highly active Sierra Madre-Cucamonga fault system along the steep mountain front. The rocks include beautiful exposures of Proterozoic gneiss and schist, some of the oldest rocks in California, along with Mesozoic or early Cenozoic granitic rocks (some gneiss is shown in the photo at the end of this post). "From Geotripper

Catching up with my email, I noticed that Skyhiker hiked the Garcia Trail. Garcia Trail Skyhiker's first trip ventured out on my favorite trail along Mystic Canyon Mystic Canyon Hike

Perhaps it is the cooler weather and fewer ski-like clothes needed for the bikes that I find myself in a winter pattern of recreation.

1 comment:

Garry Hayes said...

Thanks for the mention and the link! I enjoyed exploring the road again after so many years away.