biscuit board

A biscuit board landscape is a rolling upland on a glacial plain on the sides of which is a series of hollowed-out cirques that appear as if a biscuit cutter has taken a bite out of them. In the southern Andes of Patagonia, where glaciers have carved out cirques, biscuit board topography is common. Closer to home, the grooved, eroded upland around Mount Lyell, the highest peak in Yosemite National Park, is described as biscuit board, as are the uplands surrounding the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming and the crest of the Colorado Front Range

Gretel Ehrlich