Mt. Pinatubo Trek


It felt like being on a different planet.

September 27, 2013

Coming from Clark, we took an expensive tricycle ride to the bus station. It was I think 3 or 4 in the morning, so we were still a bit groggy from lack of sleep. The bus station was a big challenge. We didn’t know which bus to take that could take us to a town we weren’t familiar with to meet our guide. So we took our chances and took a bus that seemed to be going in the right direction.

Thankfully, we got there, though we were a little late. Another van ride was to take place, but at least now we were in the hands of the guide.

Early morning
Sunrise on our way to Mount Pinatubo
Tiny people walking down the road
Wooden structure
Using the restroom before the drive
Our 4x4 ride to the trek area
Sun peeking

I was completely blown away by the landscape.

Mountain with sunrise
Reflections on the ground
Reflections on the ground
Another 4x4 behind us
Locals living in the land
My mismatch look
Blurry Jeremie looking at the landscape
Kids playing around
Local kids posing
Little boy looking straight at the camera
Local produce for sale
Jagged mountains
Locals selling in their makeshift stall
Old lady posing for a photo

After taking this photo, she gave out a small laugh probably already used to people taking pictures of her. She did her own pose which I assume that she learned from past photographers.

Many children
Many children
Children chasing after the 4x4s
Men moving rocks in the river
On our way to the mountain
More mountains
Sunlight on the mountains
Mountain sunlight
Group photo with our new friends
Jake the dog!

We also encountered men in uniform. They were doing community service in the area.

Walking past some soldiers
Our new friend posing with the soldiers
Rock piles
Boulders and houses

We walked for a few minutes before we reached the crater.

Watch your steps
River hike
The volcano's crater
Tiny humans
More tiny humans by the crater
Looks like a beach
Walking away
Crater view
The group
Lumpia shanghai junk food
Lady selling halo halo

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