Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Photo courtesy of Discover Dominica Authority
In the heart of Morne Trois Pitons National Park bubbles this deep, flooded fumarole—the second-largest of its kind in the world. The hike to this dramatic blue-grey cauldron traverses steep, rain-forested river valleys and skirts around mudpots veiled in steam: The 8.1-mile (13km) roundtrip is best navigated with a local guide. Heed trail closures and NEVER swim in the lake. The temperature occasionally drops, but scalding water and harmful gases could erupt at any time with no warning.
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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