hanging valley


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hanging valley

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A tributary valley that joins a main valley where the latter has been deepened, usually by glacial erosion, resulting in a steep drop from the floor of the tributary valley to the floor of the main valley.

hanging valley

n
(Physical Geography) geography a tributary valley entering a main valley at a much higher level because of overdeepening of the main valley, esp by glacial erosion
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We also explored the Hanging Valley for a beautiful view of the powerful Bridalveil Falls, so called by Euro-Americans who thought the spray from the falls looked like a veil.
as we picked our way through the piles of boulders that littered the floor of the little hanging valley. We had trailed the rams for days and had never once been able to get within shooting range.
This lake is found at the bottom of Cwm Idwal - a hanging valley located in the Glyderau mountain range.
In anguish, she tried to calm her 10-month-old baby at the rocky, hanging valley, but the baby cried uncontrollably.
Sensing we're city folk who don't know a hanging valley from a vale, our driver John kindly offers to take us up to a "secret" lake on the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest.
Griff Rhys Jones starts his tour of rivers in Scotland as he gets to grips with a hanging valley and tricky currents on the Tay
It is, however, well worth the effort to get a close up of the wonderful hanging valley that forms the waterfall
At an elevation of 800 meters a hanging valley began, and what had been the good asphalt road gave way to one wholly choked with mud.
The highway crosses into Wyoming and Shoshone National Forest, where Twin Lakes lie in a deep hanging valley. Covered by ice and snow in the winter and spring, Twin Lakes are at the base of a ski run.
Finally there is the upper roof terrace, cradled as what the architects call a 'hanging valley' inside the curve of the roof.