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After a midnight hike to the top of the Santa Maria Volcano that dwarfs the city of Quetzaltenango, my friends and I waited anxiously under a freezing sky and unforgivable moon for the sun to rise and bring the world back to life. After over three hours of relentless wind and cold on top of the dormant Santa Maria the sun finally came up and life did it bring. Volcan Santiaguito erupted right before our eyes, over and over again between breaks of about forty minutes. Needless to say the steep trek and cold hours spent waiting were well worth the bird's eye view of such a spectacular display. Snapped with a Cannon Digital Powershot

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