Vocabulary acquired preparing for the trip:
hoo doo--a tall column of rock; one of these thingies
hondoo--Spanish for a loop in a lariat
rincon--an interior corner, a hook; hence, an angular recess or hollow bend
coconino--sandstone strata from the paleozoic; pure quartz sand, basically a petrified sand dune, white to cream colored
anticline--a fold with strata sloping downward on both sides from a common crest
monocline--a geologic structure in which all layers are inclined in the same direction
swell--A rise in the land; a rounded elevation
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