It took too long to arrive to turn around and leave this blissfully level camp spot the very next day. Besides, nighttime eruptions are supposed to be peaking and we’re far enough away from Arenal’s summit to be safe. Which is good, since the thought of “escaping” on this road is almost as terrifying as drowning in lava.
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