My blog logo picture to the right was taken in 2006 from an elevation of about 2300m on the Llaima volcano in Chile. The picture on the left of this post is of Llaima itself early July. Quite a different scene. I'm hoping to climb and ski Lonquimay, on the logo picture's horizon, in a couple of weeks, but surely I won't be getting any closer to Llaima than that. The Pacific Ring of Fire is alive and well.