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David Benscoter located the trees growing near a butte in the rolling hills of the vast Palouse agricultural area.
The comedy isn’t as gonzo but the essence of McGuane-ism is very much here: dry wit, wry confusion and prose as chiseled and striking as a Rocky Mountain butte.
Its gorgeous canyons are filled with prehistoric buttes (narrow, flat-top hills) and sandstone spires.
The trail from there leads around and up Quincy Bluff, the natural area's namesake two-mile-long butte.
Gene Kogan, a generative artist and author of Machine Learning for Artists used similar methods to make nonexistent yet realistic images of places, like boathouses and buttes.
It is named for twin buttes that jut above the landscape and is full of ancient cliff dwellings and tribal artifacts.
The topography is riven with canyons, ravines and gullies, interrupted by striated buttes, hunkered beneath the cloudless sky like silent messengers from the past.
The wilderness area is just east of Bend, and while trails tend to offer constant views of distant buttes, a higher vantage point affords a look at far taller peaks: the Three Sisters and Mount Bachelor to the West.
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Origin and Etymology of butte
First Known Use: 1805See Words from the same year
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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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