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Published: April 19th 2011
So I met a guy who met another guy, one thing lead to another and I wound up hiking a Volcano on Sunday (after the Palm Sunday procession).
Antigua is surrounded by 3 Volcanos, Volcan Pacaya is the most popular. Up until last May it was active and would erupt small bits of lava everyday (all the guide books still say it errupts all the time), however last May it had a major eruption and there hasnt been any lava since. Still, its a great hike and incredible view and is still very much boiling lava hot!
The hike itself was very difficult. A $0.75 walking stick was the best investment I ever made because the trails are made of a combination of black volcanic ash and rock. Every step was difficult to plant your foot firmly and move uphill.
There was a group of 12 of us together with a guide and several little boys on horseback following us hoping we would pay them for the use of their horse taxi up. The view from the top was, well incredible!
Definitely the coolest thing I´ve done so far and I look forward to hiking many more
Probably the best picture I´ve taken so far
Volcanos in Guatemela, El Salvador, and Honduras.
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