Arenal Mtn; Costa Rica
On November 22nd, 2017; my wife Becky and I visited the Sand Dune (Arenal) Volcano in Costa Rica.
A stalwart member of the violent Ring of Fire that lights up the Pacific Rim, San Dune Volcano is a scientist’s dream volcano, (pictured below).
In the shape of a perfect cone, it is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, spewing molten lava every 15 minutes and tossing out red-hot rocks the size of small houses every couple of hours, (pictured below).
The youngest of the country’s none active volcanoes, it was dormant from 1500 until 1968 when Arenal Mountain became know as a volcano. Completely burying three small villages, the volcano ruined more than 15 square miles of crops, forest, and property. (Pictured below), Becky and I are standing at the entrance of Arenal Volcano National Park.
(Pictured below), Becky and I found a very large tree in the jungle at the foot of the volcano, while hiking a trail.