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The Lansing Journal journeys: Ecuador volcanos


submitted by Dan Roels

The Roels family—Beth, Dan, Rachel (oldest), and Cora (youngest)—traveled to Ecuador in June, along with The Lansing Journal. On June 7 they climbed Pichincha, a dormant volcano that overlooks Quito. “We’re at about 14000 feet,” says Dan. (Photo: unnamed fellow tourist)
On June 15, the family visited an active volcano—Cotopaxi. Here Dan stops at the sign in the parking lot. (Photo: Beth Roels)
The family climbed to the refuge on the slopes of Cotopaxi, almost 16,000 feet, where they took a break to catch their breath and catch up on the news back home. (Photo: unnamed fellow tourist)

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.