On the way to DALLOL we passed camel caravans climbing the opposit way. Transport salt bars to BERHALE. As they have been forever. It takes a week. They returning with feed and supplies. Slept under the stars in AHMEDAD, next to a military camp.
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Erta-Ale active volcano, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia. Spewing hot springs and liquid rock. The base is 157 -feet below sea level. Making this the only below sea level volcano.
This is the Afar region of Ethiopia, no pun intended. Geologically this is the junction of three diverting tetonic plates; Nubian, Somalian and Arabian.
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