Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Vacation spots for the faint of heart

In my previous post I mentioned visiting this site:

One looks over the mountain from a ridge which had been the target during the eruption of a "stone wind", from which the previously lushly forested ridge is just beginning to recover twenty-five years later. In the middle of reflecting on the sheer destruction, surrounded by dead tree stumps, missing their trees, which lie in piles nearby like toothpicks, one begins to wonder about the good sense of being in that spot.

This becomes particularly true when one of your colleagues, who visited the mountain shortly afterwards, returns with this cellphone photo of the same mountain:


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