If the worst had come to the worst, we could have compelled him to return to the summit of Sneffels.
Sneffels is the termination of a long range of volcanic mountains, of a different character to the system of the island itself.
Now, we have no evidence to prove that Sneffels is really extinct.
But on this occasion, instead of Sneffels, an old and extinct volcano, we were inside a mountain of fire in full activity.
From this, our first real stage, we began to ascend the slopes of the Sneffels volcano.
The wind was driving it directly towards that side of Sneffels on which we were perched.