After climbing in the morning fog we reach the top of the clouds at Plateau des Palmistes, close to the small tourist hut (at left) on the rim of the Caldera de l'Etang Sec (Dry Pond Caldera). The caldera is filled by the impressive domes of the 1929 (left, 1397m.a.s.l.) and 1902 (right, 1362m.a.s.l.) eruptions. A steep path reaches the top of the 1902 dome. Just on the right is the scenic top of the caldera rim, Morne Lacroix (1247m.a.s.l.).

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