Journey to Mt. Pinatubo's Crater [★]Monday, August 29, 2016
And so my journey in climbing mountains continues.
It's been around 7 months since I went up this famous mountain's crater. Almost all of us from the team went to this hike. I think the idea of doing this trip started with my other teammates wanting to do hiking with us (because they knew we did Batulao and Pico de Loro already) but to a mountain with just an easy trail. That's where we suggested going to Pinatubo, which is rated 2/10 by PinoyMountaineer.
And so our hiking adventure to Mt. Pinatubo began!
We arrived early morning on site. As a start, we rode these 4x4 jeeps up to the foot of the mountain.
Our group had to be divided onto different vehicles.
There was quite a view during that "shaky" ride on the 4x4s. A long mountainous horizon greeted us as we traveled across this wide space of land that once had been filled with lahar from the volcano's eruption.
|Me and my colleague on our 4x4 ride!|
|our whole group!|
After the physical torture of just walking for the next few hours, we finally saw this sign telling us we are almost there!
The next scenery we saw was breathtaking.
The Pinatubo lake looked very peaceful. It's hard to imagine this is where the eruption happened back then.
Swimming is not allowed in the lake so we just stayed on the shore. We played skipping stones with some rocks we found there. I was only successful with only one though haha (was able to make the stone skip two times on water). We also splashed water on our hands and faces just to "feel" the lake.
After absorbing this wonderful crater view, we went back up again to the "park" and ate our lunch. This is where I met this nice dog patiently waiting for treats from us hehe.