Monday, June 27, 2011

Mt. Etna....we conquered it!!!

On day 9 &10 we conquered Mt. Etna!!! On day 9 we had to mountain bike up the side of the volcano. It was so difficult but the view at the end was worth it. We were supposed to mountain bike for 5k but we only were able to complete 1 which ended up taking 2 hours! The view at the end was amazing! On day 10 we were suppose to hike up to the top and down, but because of Mt. Etna's activity a jeep had to take us up to about 2900k and we hiked down. Being at the top of the volcano was amazing! We felt like we were on top of the world, well we were because we were above the clouds!!! The hike down was amazing and had some great views...especially when the guide showed us the Craters. We even went inside one!! Even though it was scary when we went off the road, in the end it was all worth it! How many people can say they hiked an active volcano! Megan and I were buddies the whole way down...we sang songs and ran down some parts of the volcano! Not to brag or anything.....but yes we were the first ones down!!!! Today we got out plates that we made on day 8! And now we are on our way to catch the ferry back to main land Italy!!!
-Megan Tappan and Alexis Cordova.

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Adventure Details

Duration 15 days
Destinations Athens
Focus Biology
Earth Science