Virtual Volcano Vacation #151 WINNER! – Nevado de Toluca

This week’s destination was another one of those volcanoes that I have virtually-flown over many times, but its neighbours are all so uniquely interesting that I took my time getting around to investigating it. And there’s still more volcanoes I want to visit down in Mexico’s Central Volcanic Belt. This week’s volcano is actually located…

Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #151 – Postcard #1

In the 4 years I have been playing hide-and-seek with you all, I have met many different kinds of volcanoes… small ones, tall ones, cold ones, bold ones, and even bald ones…I have discovered that I am a sucker for the rough rugged ones who appear to have had “interesting” pasts. This edifice doesn’t just…

Virtual Volcano Vacation #150 WINNERS! – Cosigüina

This week’s virtual destination has caught my eye several times as I was zooming thither and yon looking for some othre volcanic hiding-place in her neighbourhood, I had always just assumed that this little green volcano with her blue lake was one of the “quiet and shy sort” that hasn’t kicked up her metaphorical heels…

Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #150 – Postcard #2

The relatively younger cone of this volcano grew up within the caldera of an ancestor volcano, resulting in a somma volcano, which is made more visible in the virtual-afternoon shadows. The new stratovolcano is large enough now that her bottom covers all but the a northern segment of the somma rim.  It makes it appear…