Canyons sentence example

canyons
  • The two Cheyenne Canyons, with walls as high as 1000 ft.
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  • There are also deep canyons which have been cut by the rivers in their present courses, especially by the Snake river and its tributaries.
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  • Several smaller basins occur in Montana, all somewhat dissected and drained through narrow gorges and canyons by members of the Missouri system.
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  • On its slope, which rises abruptly from the Bitterroot Basin, glaciers have cut canyons between high and often precipitous walls, and between these canyons are steep and rocky ridges having peaked or saw-toothed crest lines.
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  • The canyons are largely the work of rivers, modified by glaciers that ran through them after the rivers had formed them.
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  • Several varieties of poplar are found in the upper canyons, and trees of the willow-leaved species in the Humboldt Mountains often attain a height of 60 ft.
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  • The edges of the protaxis are in general its highest parts, and the rivers flowing outwards often have a descent of several hundred feet in a few miles towards the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence or the Atlantic, and in some cases they have cut back deep gorges or canyons into the tableland.
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  • In the Great Plains region and in the TransPecos Province the rivers have cut deep canyons, and the character of the longer rivers in their upper courses varies from mere rivulets late in summer to swift and powerful streams during spring freshets.
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  • of the Neosho rivers are deeply carved by small streams, and in the western portion of this area, where the formation consists of alternating shales and sandstones, the easily eroded rocks have been carved into canyons, buttes and mesas.
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  • It exhibits much evidence of powerful erosion, having deep canyons in its sides, and it bears evidence of previous glaciers.
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  • In the canyons of the Edwards Plateau grow the pecan, live oak, sycamore, elm, walnut and cypress; on the hilly dissected borders of the same plateau are cedars, dwarf and scrubby oak, and higher up are occasional patches of stunted oak, called "shinneries."
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  • above the basin floor; the eastern slope is more gentle, but both slopes are much scored by deep canyons, some of which have been modified in form by ancient glaciers.
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  • The desert was flat, the rock formations and canyons plentiful.
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  • Where the volcanic formations were spread uniformly over the flanks of the mountains, the contrast between the canyons and the plain-like region of gentle slope in which they have been excavated is especially marked and characteristic. The eastern slope is very precipitous, due to a great fault which drops the rocks of the Great Basin region abruptly downward several thousand feet.
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  • The largest rivers of Mexico are: the Rio Grande de Santiago, called the Lerma above Lake Chapala, rising in the state of Mexico and flowing westward across Guanajuato, Jalisco and Tepic to the Pacific coast, with a total length of 540 m., celebrated for its deep canyons and waterfalls; the Rio de las Balsas, or Mescala, which rises in Tlaxcala and flows south and west to the Pacific with a course of 426 m.; the Yaqui, which rises in western Chihuahua and, after breaking through the northern ranges of the Sierra Madre Occidental, flows south-westerly across Sonora to the Gulf of California, with a length of 390 m.; the Grijalva, also called the Chiapas on its upper course, which has its sources in the state of Chiapas and flows north-west and north across Tabasco to the Gulf of Mexico, with a total length of 350 m.; the Fuerte, which rises in southern Chihuahua and, after breaking through the sierras, flows south-west across Sinaloa to the Gulf of California, with a course of 340 m.; the Usumacinta, which is formed by the confluence of the Chixoy and Pasion on the east frontier of Chiapas, and flows north-west across Tabasco to the Grijalva, with a course of 330 m.; and the Panuco, which has its source in the north-west of the state of Mexico and flows north-eastward to the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Precipitous gorges or canyons often from 2000 to 5000 ft.
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  • On its eastern slope the waters soon disappear within the bed of narrow canyons, but break out again at the foot in icecold springs that form the source of the Ruby and Franklin lakes; on its western side the descent is more gentle, and the waters form the South Fork of the Humboldt river.
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  • The smaller tributaries of these rivers of Sonora are often only dry canyons in the dry season.
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  • Here the streams that drain the higher areas descend to the plains through narrow canyons in the mountain border, impassable for ordinary roads and difficult of entrance even by railways; a well-known example is the gorge of Clear Creek east of the Georgetown mining district.
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  • In the neighbourhood are the Cave of the Winds, the Grand Caverns, charming glens, mountain lakes and picturesque canyons; and the Garden of the Gods, - approached by a narrow gateway between two tremendous masses of red rock 330 ft.
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  • Its depth is not great, at least as compared with the canyons upon the Colorado river system; it ranges from 600 ft.
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  • The Niagara escarpment mentioned above, generally called "the mountain" in Ontario, is the cause of waterfalls on all the rivers which plunge over it, Niagara Falls being, of course, the most important; and in most cases these falls have eaten their way back into the tableland, forming deep gorges or canyons like that below Niagara itself, through which the water pours as violent rapids.
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  • Towards the south margin of the Highlands notable instances of true canyons in the Old Red Sandstone are to be seen where the Isla and North Esk enter that formation.
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  • All the " gulches " or ravines leading down into the canyons were also worked over, with or without water.
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  • The most important stream is the Rio Grande, which, rising in southern Colorado, enters New Mexico through deep canyons near the centre of the northern boundary and continues southward across the entire state.
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  • In the valleys there are usually about two snows a year and these quickly disappear; but on the mountain peaks and in the canyons the snow accumulates to great depths and forms a steady source of water-supply for the rivers.
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  • It is dominated by high mountains, gashed by superb canyons of rivers, scarred with dry gullies and washes, the beds of intermittent streams, varied with great shallow basins, sunken deserts, dreary levels, bold buttes, picturesque mesas, forests and rare verdant bits of valley.
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  • These gradients enable the inconstant streams tributary to the Colorado to carve their canyons, some of which are in themselves very remarkable, though insignificant beside the Grand Canyon.
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  • A fair variety of trees - cottonwood, sycamore, ash, willow, walnut and cherry - grow in thickets in the canyons, and each mountain range is a forest area.
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  • The Copper, the Susitna and its tributary, the Yentna, as well as the Skwentna, a tributary of the Yentna from the west, all run through picturesque canyons, and their upper courses are characterized by glacial and torrential feeders.
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  • Thousands of Alpine glaciers from one to fifteen miles long fill the upper valleys and canyons of the mountains.
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  • By far the greater part of the high plateau district is drained by the Colorado river and its branches, the most important of which are the Green, Grand and San Juan, portions of whose courses lie in canyons of remarkable grandeur.
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  • Those of the White system have opentrough valleys bordered by hills in their upper courses and canyons in their lower courses; others, notably the Gasconade, exhibit re 1 Counting the St Francis projection the length is 328 m.
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  • The surface of western Nebraska is characterized by high, barren table lands, broken by canyons, dotted with buttes, and dominated by some bold and lofty ridges.
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  • the White river and Hat Creek have carved canyons in deep lacustrine deposits, creating fantastic cliffs and buttes, bare of vegetation, gashed with drainage channels, and baked by the sun.
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  • In the foothills there are typical canyons, as along the Platte forks, and in the northern edge of the sand-hills Those of the upper Republican are the largest, those of the Bad Lands are the most peculiar; and the Niobrara tributary system is the most developed.
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  • vadose canyons or phreatic tubes.
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  • The Alleghany Plateau consists of nearly horizontal beds of limestone, sandstone and shales, including important seams of coal; inclines slightly toward the north-west, and is intricately dissected by extensively branching streams into a maze of narrow canyons and steep-sided hills.
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  • Lebanon, in the 1Vlaronite districts of Kesrawan and Bsherreh, where the gorges are veritable canyons, and the villages are often very picturesquely situated.
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  • provpee The province was uplifted and divided into great blocks by faults or monoclinal flexures and thus exposed to long-lasting denudation in a mid-Tertiary cycle of erosion; and then broadly elevated again, with renewed movement on some of the fault lines; thus was introduced in late Tertiary time the current cycle of erosion in which the deep canyons of the region have been trenched.
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  • The few rivers of the region must have reached the quiescence of old age iii the earlier cycle, but were revived by uplift to a vigorous youth in the current cycle; and it is to this newly introduced cycle of physiographic evolution that the deep canyons of the Plateau province are due.
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  • In the new altitude of the mountain mass, its steep eastern face has been deeply carved with short canyons; and on the western slope an excellent beginning of dissection has been made in the erosion of many narrow valleys, whose greatest depth lies between their headwaters which still flow on the highland surface, and their mouths at the low western base of the range.
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  • Glacial erosion has been potent in excavating great cirques and small rock-basins, especially among the higher southern surmounting summits, many of which have been thus somewhat reduced in, height while gaining an Alpine sharpness of form; some of the short and steep canyons in the eastern slope have been converted into typical glacial troughs, and huge moraines have been laid on the desert floor below them.
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  • It appears in the cores of some of the western mountains, in some of the deep canyons of the west, as in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in northern Arizona, and over considerable areas in northern Wiscpnsin and Minnesota, in New England and the piedmont plateau east of the Appalachian Mountains, and in a few other situations.
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  • In most cases they reach the coast through deep valleys or profound canyons, and the transcontinental railways find their way beside them, the Canadian Pacific following at first tributaries of the Columbia near its great bend, and afterwards Thompson river and the Fraser; while the Grand Trunk Pacific makes use of the valley of the Skeena and its tributaries.
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  • above the sea and are cut deep by canyons.
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  • The valley divides at the head into three branches, the Tenaya, Merced and South Fork canyons.
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  • deep, almost deserving the name of canyons.
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  • The canyons.
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  • The exquisite colour contrasts of the Cheyenne canyons near Colorado Springs, Boulder Canyon near the city of the same name, Red Cliff and Eagle River Canyons near Red Cliff, Clear Creek Canyon near Denver - with walls at places 1000 ft.
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  • The Stikine, Taku and Alsek rivers all cross the mountains in deepcut canyons.
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  • Both the main streams and the smaller tributaries often flow through deep canyons.
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  • Here the hills are deeply sculptured and the valleys much carved by streams which often flow through deep canyons.
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  • away, and from cataracts in Cottonwood canyon and other canyons.
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  • Her laugh echoed down the rocky canyons of Zzz as the essence of abomination breathed his bloody last below her.
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  • arid canyons you normally associate with Arizona.
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  • Two teachers from Hampshire are preparing to join a research cruise to explore submarine canyons off Portugal.
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  • Day 12: Today we'll visit canyons on the east side of the sierra in the vicinity of Lee Vining.
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  • For example, you can easily see areas where there are vadose canyons or phreatic tubes.
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  • These are not the arid canyons you normally associate with Arizona.
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  • It curves majestic canyons, yet ripples through the towns.
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  • submarine canyons can have a similar effect, focussing waves into the regions on either side.
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  • The place they entered seemed like one of the rocky canyons you often see upon the earth.
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  • Despite the dry climate there are streams, carving out cave systems & river canyons.
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  • Here, visitors can ski, swim, explore underwater caves, go rafting through wide canyons, or relax on a secluded beach.
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  • Just outside look for Spur and Grove formations - narrow canyons of corals are great for spotting grouper and the occassionally eel.
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  • gurglewill ride past pioneer homesteads through rocky canyons and along gurgling mountain streams full of trout.
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  • Vertical fault movements restrict rivers to a few deeply incised canyons.
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  • majestic canyons, yet ripples through the towns.
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  • This state has so much to offer the sightseer with everything from majestic mountains to huge canyons and breathtaking alpine lakes.
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  • The raft took us through a very mountainous region, which also had a number of canyons.
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  • Hiking is great, lots of space and varying terrain from steep canyons to flat rolling prairie.
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  • spruce forests cloak the sheer canyons for which the Park is famous.
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  • The northern bottlenose whale usually lives in deep-sea canyons in the cold temperate seas of the northern North Atlantic.
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  • Jagged crags, sudden abysses, magnificent canyons, forests with open parks, undulating hills, mountain prairies, freaks of weathering and erosion, and the enclosing lines of the successive hog-backs afford scenery of remarkable variety and wild beauty.
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  • There are stony wastes, or alluvial fans, where mountain streams emerge upon the plains, in time of flood, bringing detritus in their torrential courses from the mountain canyons and depositing it along the mountain base.
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  • There are various places also near the mouths of desert canyons, where small amounts of water are obtainable for irrigation purposes from intermittent streams. The total number of acres irrigated in 1899 was 504,168, an increase of 124.7% in the decade.
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  • This is where dense spruce forests cloak the sheer canyons for which the Park is famous.
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  • The Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and The Canyons Resort are the center of ski slope action.
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  • The latter is the most well known option, where visitors can enjoy the tropical climate while rafting through rugged, isolated canyons, past tranquil swimming holes, and alongside dramatic waterfalls.
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  • During the 2,100 foot ride, riders will glide through thick forests and rock-studded canyons, all incorporating special effects, water rapids, and other adventurous tricks.
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  • He would spend his days exploring outside his home, trekking through rice fields and canyons, until one day he discovered a large hole in the ground.
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  • These two creeks form very deep, craggy canyons.
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  • Waterproof exteriors, special linings, microporous rubber midsoles, and all sorts of inscrutable technologies have been added to the Alpine boots in order to streamline your trek through snow canyons and demise-ridden mountain passes.
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  • You can take in the snow-capped mountains, feral rivers and canyons and rivers and visit some of the very spots The Lord of the Rings was filmed.
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