Tuesday, May 19, 2009

These volcanoes are made of mud!

This excursion was the most fun I’ve had getting dirty in a good while. The drive there was both beautiful and exciting. We drove up on a mountain and down dusty unpaved roads to arrive at our destination. At the pinnacle of this mountain, we found some great piles of dirt. However these, were no ordinary piles of dirt—they were explosive. Unlike what one would normally expect after hearing the word “volcano,” the mud erupting from these tiny mountains was actually painfully cold. Knowing that there was no real danger here, most of us reverted into small children and began running around playing in it. Upon hearing that people actually sought out this mud for medicinal purposes, Katelyn and I promptly covered our hands and faces in it. Here are some pictures of the fun we had:


  1. It's great to see that such educational and academic exchanges are taking place between Azerbaijan and US, and particularly, that the fascinating mud volcanoes are being studied. Would be great to read the field reports on this blog in the near future.

  2. Katelyn looks like the swamp thing!!!!

  3. This blog is awesome! With the pictures and descriptions, it's the next best thing to being there.