The forms of Vermont's mountains, even to the highest summits, were to a great extent rounded by glaciation, but as the rocks vary much in texture and are often steeply inclined, stream erosion has cut valleys deep and narrow, often mere gorges.
A depression when of great extent is termed a " basin," when it is of a more or less round form with approximatelyequal diameters, a " trough " when it is wide and elongated with gently sloping borders, and a " trench " when narrow and elongated with steeply sloping borders, one of which rises higher than the other.
The scarp or steeply inclined slope; this is necessarily of small extent except in the direction of its length.
This great divide is not always marked by well-defined ranges facing steeply either to the north or south.
It rises steeply to a height of 7352 feet, and commands a magnificent prospect.
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