As You Are
The third day after Rose arrived to begin her year-long study abroad in the Russian far-east, in the early fall of her 16th year, she rode up into the mountains with her hosts in a military vehicle that had tires as tall as her. The tents and propane were stacked neatly in the hatchback. After a little over two hours, they arrived at the campground in a dense pine stand just above the foothill of the Avacha volcano. Though it was only mid-afternoon, it was nearly dusk.