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The Magic of Mt. Aso

Power, beauty and everyone's favorite caldera

C. Rio   - 1 min read

When gazing down from above on to the somewhat un-imposing peak of Mt Aso, it is hard to believe that not only is this one of the most active volcanoes in all of Japan, but its also one of the largest calderas in the world.  That is until you gaze across, and realize that the mountains on the other side of the vast network of farms and towns that is the Aso valley, are the walls of this super volcano's crater.  That is when the sheer size and power of this mountain finally grip your conscious. An afternoon spent meandering through its many colors and shades is pure magic.

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C. Rio

C. Rio @matthew.shewchuk

Based out of Minakami, where I work as a canyoning guide.  I love hiking and am always looking to the skies for good weather.