Friday, July 30, 2010

Aleutian Islands: Geology

The Aleutian Islands chain is formed at the northern edge of the Pacific "Ring of Fire." As a consequence, there are many, many volcanic islands and peaks. On most days, sadly, the weather was -- very typical for the area -- too cloudy or foggy for us to see them. On the few clear days, though, we were treated to some amazing views.

A number of the volcanos gave us ample indication that they continue to be active, though despite our fervent wishes we were not treated to an actual eruption!

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