On the Edge of a Volcano

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Robert Watcher, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    NO FENCES - NO BOUNDARIES - - - If you want to see the red hot lava at the bottom of this Nicaraguan volcano named Telica, you have to climb the steep rocky edges to the top and then edge your way over the lip of the huge 750 foot wide crater opening and look straight down.

    After reaching the top, we hiked to the other side to view the sun as it set - - - then walked back to see the crater in pitch black darkness - before proceeding to head back down the steep incline of the mountain to our waiting truck.





    To show how small us humans were in comparison to the crater, if you view this 360 Pano that I shot - and follow the path up (only the very top section of climb had a path to follow) - you will see people standing on the top - http://www.dermandar.com/p/dHNUzR/360-sweep-from-telica

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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Wow, terrific photos! Well worth the climb, it must have been awesome to stand there looking into the volcano.
  3. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho

    Wow, the last one is . . . amazing! As a geologist, I'm very jealous.
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    A lifetime experience - that's for sure!
  5. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Wow, what an experience! Thanks for sharing the 360 Pano shot, too! It really shows how grand the crater was...

    BTW, just curious, how long did it take you to hike up from your truck to the crater?
  6. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    That pano is awesome!
  7. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Nice, especially the first and last one; absolutely brilliant!
  8. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Mark Brown
    Wow, I'm jealous. Beautiful work.
  9. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Awesome. Thanks for sharing