Crossing the Lahar Plain to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake

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16 Responses

  1. Daisy says:

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Definitely, a beautiful place to get away from the craziness of city life!

  2. Brown Gal Trekker says:

    The caldera looks amazing. I missed going there the last time I was in PI. Thanks for the details and info – I’m hoping to go there next time.

  3. Kyntra Strickland says:

    Pinatubo sounds amazing and looks gorgeous! I love hiking, this sounds like an amazing adventure for me. Thanks for sharing your great information and pictures.

  4. Any Krigsman says:

    What an adventure! The views look breathtaking and totally worth it!

  5. Suze says:

    I hadn’t heard of lahar before, but it’s certainly an interesting landscape. I definitely want to visit the Philippines after reading this post, it looks so intriguing!

    • Teja says:

      It’s common around volcanoes, I think. It doesn’t seem like it would be great, but I dunno something about its barrenness was nonetheless lovely in its own way.

  6. i’ve always wanted to go to mount pinatubo! but i’ve only been all around it, lol. your guide is quite informational and i love the accompanying photos!

  7. What an adventure! That lake view is breathtaking. A very interesting observation about the children – I imagine you are right, they are very experienced in seeing and interacting with tourists and will freely take whatever they’re given. They may not even look at it as begging, but perhaps more of “putting on a show” for the tourists and hoping for a return.


  8. Sarah says:

    Looks like a lovely place! I would really like to visit the Philippines!

  9. you.theworld.wandering says:

    Wow this is such an epic post! What an adventure! I actually hiked a volcano here in Bali just last week so I was relating to this post quite nicely. Our hike didn’t include an incredible drive through lahar fields though! This sounds so incredible – one for the bucket list!
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering

  10. The view at the end, as well as the trip to get there, would certainly be worthwhile. I understand what you meant by your decision where the children were concerned and I think you expressed it very well. Overall I really enjoyed your retelling of this experience and of course, the lovely photos.

    • Teja says:

      Two years on and I still haven’t decided if there was something different I could have done. :) I guess I could have engaged with the kids more. Maybe I would be more relaxed in such a situation in future.

  11. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    Pinatuba looks really fascinating. I have never visited any volcanic site before and am intrigued by them. The landscapes look wildly beautiful with a strange aura. The caldera lake of Mt. Pinatubo too looks really enchanting.

  12. Gina says:

    This definitely looks like the trails of Mordor. You kind of feel like you’re stepping into another world. The lake at the end is totally worth it and makes it look like a movie!

    • Teja says:

      I’d never seen anything like it before. I love it when I end up somewhere on this planet where the whole landscape is just different from my imaginings of what landscapes are, and it engages *all* the senses to tell me so.

  13. Linda says:

    I can definitely see why you loved it there so much. It’s a picturesque area!