From the time I was a child I dreamed of being a volcanologist. The very thought of climbing around on volcanoes and sampling molten rock sounded very exciting. I grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where there is an enormous amount of volcanic history.
As I became an adult I never lost this fascination with volcanoes. I have been able to visit volcanoes in North America, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Peru. But today was going to be really special, a day to remember.
We were going to visit one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the world. I had no idea how interesting it would be.