|Puyehue's 6-mile-high plume of ash. (Chilean Air Force photo)|
|"Like snow...but weird snow."|
Crushed structures and knee-deep ash and sand
at the Samoré Pass border crossing.(Photo by Diego Puente)
|The surface of the waterhole was certain to be |
laden with ash and the water in it with suspended sand.
|Even after torrential rain a thick layer remained.|