As we drove from the Antigua for a sunset tour of Pacaya, there was a slight drizzle. With the hope we would stay dry, we were also prepared with umbrellas and rain jackets. As we arrived, there were locals offering us “taxis” to the top, basically, a horse ride for an hour. As you all may know, Sarah and I like hiking. Plus we are cheap. We could walk all the way.
As we hiked the mist and cloudiness engulfed our views. We were then bombarded with rain around three fourths of the way up to the top. Fornuately, we had our rain jackets and umbrellas. As we hit the clearing where it was all just volcanic rock, we could see the summit and a red glare as a stream of lava was coming down the mountain. It seemed so faraway, but we wanted to trek on. Fornuately for us, the rain stopped, giving us an opportunity to take some pictures.
We then hiked over trails of volcanic rock. Some parts were as sharp as broken glass. We were careful with every step of the way. We finally made it to the point where the heat of the flowing lava could warm us up.
It was neat seating the hot rocks and the heat forcing them to spill over. We were amazed with the coolness of a volcano. Not just any volcano, but one that was active with lava. As we left, from a distance you could see the top of the volcano erupting. There was red glare from the summit and spitting lava coming out. It was an amazing site, and a place I would recommend everyone to go and see.
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