POTD: Bare Tree #29 2 Comments / By lgb / March 12, 2020 Bare Tree #29 Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona 2020
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This area and the land forms remind me a little of the Tent Rocks area of NM outside Santa Fe. Have you been there?
Kathy, I have been to Tent Rocks, although it’s been a while. While the general biota in the two areas is probably similar, I think the rock formation shapes differ quite a bit. While both have tall formations, the spires and balanced rocks of the Chiricahaus are much more angular and blockly compared to the more smoothly sculpted tent-shaped peaked columns that give Tent Rocks it’s name. That difference is likely explained by the fact that the Chiricahua formations are rhyolite while the Tent Rocks are ash and tuff (or so says Wikipedia).