Monday, February 21, 2011

Mount Pacaya

Day Five: The Last Day
Mount Pacaya

The last day of our vacation we hiked active Mt. Pacaya. The hike went through the lava fields. The basalt was extremely fresh since the volcano had just erupted 5 months prior.

You're supposed to be able to see moving lava on the hike but there wasn't any surfaced lava when we went. It was really hot though. We were able to build a fire just by laying a few sticks on the ground next to a vent. The guide couldn't take us all the way up the volcano because the soles of shoes melt off.
Here we are in one of the lava tubes. It was pretty steamy. 

The hike was pretty interesting and the view was excellent. 

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