March 9, 2014 by hallyrh
The Pinatubo hike two years ago, with family.
We left Manila on a tour bus at around 2 am. We were dropped off then we formed groups of 5. Each of the groups had their own 4×4 vehicles. The picture above, as well as the succeeding two, were taken while we were on our 4×4.
The start of the trail:
Rocky terrains and early morning sunlight.
And finally, after a two-hour hike, the crater of Mt. Pinatubo:
We had lunch at the crater. It was inclusive in our tour package. After lunch, some of the tourists took a row boat around the Pinatubo Lake. I changed into swimming garb, but out tour guides had to gather us up to the cottages because it started raining, which made our descent more challenging.
So that was my first trek! When I got home, I slept for 15 hours straight. Haha. Luckily I didn’t have work for three days so I was able to recuperate. I literally laughed out loud when I found out that the trail difficulty in Pinatubo is just 2/10! Definitely need more training.