Hiking Pacaya VolcanoOctober 31 in Guatemala
Where do I start... It seemed like a great idea to go hike and sleep close to the mouth of an active volcano. It didn't seem so great when we had to start walking up in the rain on slippery ground and with heavy backpacks. But we managed to get to the campsite before total dark and to have a great evening with a hilarious girl-tent-wine-party, lantern-lit dinner, marshmallow-roasting and watching small eruptions at night. We then woke up before 4 am - again, wondering why the **** are we doing this - for a horrible night hike up to the mouth of the volcano to get there before sunrise.
And then the universe made up for all our suffering. The sky was clear, the volcano was beautiful and really smelly and so intimidating, the sunrise was beautiful, the mountains around were beautiful, we could see all the way to the other 3 volcanos... It was worth every fall on the bum on the slippery way down!Read more