A broad alluvial slope extending from the base of a mountain range out into a basin and formed by coalescence of separate alluvial fans.
cairn (kârn) n.
A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.
[Middle English carne, from Scottish Gaelic carn, from Old Irish.]
A stacks of rocks used to identify the trail where it isn't obvious. Especially around turns. If you're on a cairned trail and you don't see one for a while, stop and look around. It may be a good time to backtrack and find where you missed the last turn before getting seriously lost.
car•a•bi•ner also kar•a•bi•nern.
An oblong metal ring with a spring clip, used in mountaineering to attach a running rope to a piton or similar device.
German Karabiner, short for Karabinerhaken, hook for a carbine, from Karabiner, carbine, from French carabine.
A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.
Two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
False or counterfeit; fake.
A tufted perennial grass (Sporobolus wrightii) of the southwest United States, used for pasture and hay in arid regions
Loose rock debris covering a slope.
A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.
a slope formed especially by an accumulation of rock debris