I wrote this after coming back from our trip to Central America, in the hopes that I'd find someone willing to publish it. That time has since passed, and it now feels like the right time to put in up on my blog. Especially since the volcano at hand is currently erupting in a violent rage of ash, debris and lava. To all of our friends in Guatemala, we hope you are safe. Thank you Rolando for taking us up the volcano!
|Fuego Volcano, left, with Acatenango on the right. Late-night eruption.|
|Early morning mist coming off the volcanoes as we begin our hike.|
|Climbing through the long grass on the side|
of Acatenago. Bottom: feeling heat from the
hot vents of the volcano.
|Ben next to one of the four craters of Acatenango.|
Bottom: our guide Rolando in front of Acatenago.
|At the top of Acatenango watching Fuego erupt. Best day of my life.|
"Volcanoes are one way the earth gives birth to itself."