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today my friend Damien and I climbed the Puy de Dôme; at 1464 meters tall it is the largest of the several inactive volcanoes in the Clermont-Ferrand region. It took us about two hours to hike our way up the mountain and back down again. It was a lot of fun and a good trek, especially after having attended a party last night where there was much eating and drinking (of wine, cheese, paté and foie gras, no less) – the fresh air and the exercise was well worth it.

while up at the top of the mountain we were pretty much inside of a cloud – we ended up soaking wet not from the rain or from sweat but from the cold humidity of the cloud. At the top we had a great view of Clermont-Ferrand and of the surrounding region, though Damien’s camera ran out of batteries before we reached the top (and I left mine in Canada). Nonetheless, I’ll try to post some pictures later.

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  1. diabolka
    24. Oct, 2005 at 12:05 am #

    Sounds like an absolutely beautiful hike! Definitely post pictures.

  2. seebar
    24. Oct, 2005 at 8:24 pm #

    Be careful of volcanoes- I jsut went to the Pompeii exhibit and *they* thought their volcano was done with its business, too. Just don’t want to see you battling any volcanoes there, Joe;)

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