Descent intoThrihnukagigur Volcano
Images from our stroll
I was a little concerned about whether my beat-up health profile was “up to” the trek. I’m somewhat older, and definitely high-mileage. What few brochures we could find clearly stated that “Those who opt to take the tour need to be ‘relatively fit’, as it involves a three kilometer fast-paced trek across a ragged lava field trail to the Base Camp at lip of the crater (and a return hike on re-emergence from the chamber)”.
The official Silverback on the trek
Nota bene: I am now a believer. Be nice to everyone. You never know if that person you met might really be a elf!
One last peek over the edge of the platform before it’s time to tuck in and squeeze through the narrows. Adding to our excitement and anticipation, we’re beginning to be able to see through the water droplets all the way down to some of the larger boulders strewn about the floor.
Briefing complete, we head out to the nearest trail.
Winnie on the Trail
NEWS FLASH: There are no trails. You will be climbing across boulders the size of limos (and larger), or that damned aggravating scree dislodged from previous earthquakes. Scree’s worse than boulders for us oldsters.
and if that’s not absolutely true, it Should be.
(but I love the colours)