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From a butte 1,000 feet above downtown Jackson, join the Total Eclipse Sky Party (open to the public) at Spring Creek Ranch on August 21.
From the clearing where we’d laid out our tents and camp pads, the opposite bank of the river was barely perceptible except for a faint Etch-a-Sketch panorama of sandstone buttes and towers.
The topography is riven with canyons, ravines and gullies, interrupted by striated buttes, hunkered beneath the cloudless sky like silent messengers from the past.
In December, President Obama designated the region, named for two prominent buttes that resemble bears' ears, as a national monument.
The monument is named for the twin buttes that jut above a horizon of red-rock formations, with both high mountain peaks and sandstone canyons.
In a remote corner of southern Utah, twin buttes tower over a rugged landscape of rolling foothills and jagged red rock.
Though ticket buyers keen to discover Beckett’s signature match-ending move (The Endgame? The Unnameable?) will leave disappointed, Gino Dilorio’s lightweight tale is an affectionate tribute to a stage goliath and a grappler built like a butte.
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Origin and Etymology of butte
First Known Use: 1805See Words from the same year
Definition of Butte
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Definition of butte for English Language Learners
: a type of hill with a flat top and steep sides that is found in the southwestern U.S.
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