Can the word
inlet be used for mountains, too? I'm looking for a word that describes valleys that reach into the mountain, but don't go across it.
Here is a picture that tries to describe what I'm looking for.
I found this picture with a coulee. Is that a good word?
I'm not specifically looking for steep valleys or canyons, but rather for soft valleys.
EDIT: Thanks a lot for the input. I think I'm going with “a valley that reaches into the mountain but doesn't cross it”.
I think Seems like notch isn't what I want either. Maybe
notch is also good, but isn't as easy to understand for non-native speakers, which are my targeted readers.