Tomas returned after one of his side jaunts. He had come upon a section of this mountain that in his estimation we should avoid at all costs.
An enormous crater spans the area between our side of the range and the next ridge that would be our desired destination.
Though judging by its topography we would be able to cross it easily, he is convinced it is a radiated area about which we’ve been warned.
A cloud of fine rock dust floats in a continual agitation above the crater, and one can sense a source of heat somewhere beneath its screen.
Elijah decided then and there, that we must descend down into the pass itself.
Even if we must backtrack.