Volcános Concepción y Maderas

July 3rd, 2006 by: joshua

Volcanos Conception and Madres. Isla Omotepe, Nicaragua

There seem to be few places in Nicaragua where there isn’t a volcano towering over you. On Isla Ometepe there are two. Volcán Concepción (foreground 1610m) and Volcán Maderas (background 1394m). Concepción is active and has erupted relatively recently (1957) but Maderas is extinct and has a lagoon in it’s crater. They touch tangentially forming the distincted shap of the island. You probably already learned all that from the wikipedia article if you clicked on the image from the last post. You can tell the place is special just by looking at a map.

We didn’t climb them because the massive amounts of rain made the roads and trails very muddy. We talked with several groups that turned back halfway. Also, the peaks were totally shrouded in fog, so we wouldn’t have been able to see anything from up there anyway. Sour grapes and excuses. We did make it 500m up Maderas to see the waterfall.

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