Volcan Planchon by Adam

Alzar School | 09.01.11

A couple of days ago we travelled through the Andes Mountains to the Argentina-Chile border to spend the night. We spent the night on an awesome plateau surrounded by HUGE, god-like mountains. That night before we went to bed I saw something I had never seen in my life. It was the stars in the southern hemisphere. My Dad has always exaggerated how amazing they were, and now I know why hey exaggerated so much: the stars were simply amazing. I had never seen so many stars in my life.

The next morning we woke up, ate breakfast, and began our hike up Volcan Planchon. It was a tough hike but in the end it was so worth it. The view from (almost) the top of hte volcano was unbelievable. The lake below the volcano was the best part. The water in the lake was the bluest, most amazing water I had ever seen, and it was backgrounded by a large, snow-covered mountain. Our hike up Volcan Planchon was simply amazing.