We’ve stopped in the town of Talca for a few hours sleep in a bed last night as we head back north. Kelby is scheduled to depart from Santiago in two days’ time, and the remaining four Volcanofiles will then make our way north to Lascar and the Altiplano.
Lascar was recently put on high alert status (see our previous post) due to the clusters of earthquakes (up to 300 in one day) centered around the volcanic edifice. If we can gain access, we hope to get some good information about Lascar’s plume just before it erupts (unless, of course, it goes off while we are there!)
The drive to the north is a long one, so we won’t be at the volcano for another several days to a week from now. Keep an eye on Lascar by watching SERNAGEOMIN’s webcam: