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Bolson

Photo of bolson, valley with playa/dry lake
bol·son
[bohl-sohn]

noun
a desert valley, the level of which has been raised by aggradation, usually draining into a playa.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; < Spanish: big purse, equivalent to bols ( a ) purse (< Late Latin bursa; see bursa) + -ón augmentative suffix

White Cap Mountain

When you make the left turn at Lost Burro Junction, you are at the north end of Hidden Valley which is a bolson. The view on the way up from here includes ...

Hunter Mountain

... just east of the western summit and a great view of central Death Valley and the isolated Sand Flat bolson can be seen from a hill at 7.3 miles from South Pass.
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