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The hike to Dominica's eerie boiling lake is absolutely exhausting, but remains the most exciting activity I've undertaken whilst living in the Caribbean.

The hike takes approximately 7 hours in total and covers 6 miles of mountainous terrain. It is essential to take a guide because it's easy to get lost along the way.

No one is certain why the lake is boiling but it is thought that the lake is a fumarole through which gases escape from molton lava below. The lake did in fact stop boiling for a while in 2004 which puzzled many people.

This photo is the first view of the lake I had on the hike. You can see the steam rising in the distance.

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  • Copyright: Christopher Rawley (cdr1985) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 47] (157)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-04
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-02-28 5:30
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