Monday, November 3, 2008

Volcan de Paricutin

14 kilometers from the town of Angahuan sits the world's newest volcano and the only volcano whose entire life cycle has been recorded from birth to death. Most folks who've made their way out this far head by horse or by foot to check out the church or to the lookout to see the volcano from a distance. If you have the time, the most rewarding activity is to rent a horse and make the trip out through the volcanic ash filled fields to the base of the volcano where you can climb up over the lava past the steam vents to the top of the 424m cinder cone that literally rose up out of Dionisio Pulido's corn field between 1943 an 1952.

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