Awesome Pacaya Volcano
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June 27th, 2009 – by: daisywho
I got my things ready for the hike up the Pacaya Volcano. Met the driver at the front door and proceeded to pick up the other people on the tour. The drive took about an hour and a half to reach the base of the volcano.
We finally reached the top and you could see the lava glowing, it was AMAZING. Our guide told us that the lava flow looked a lot better this morning, the rain might have decreased the flow. The lava was glowing bright red and big chuck were crumbling at a few places. It wasn't the flow that I saw in the pictures, but it was still really awesome. One of the girls on our tour had brought a bag of marshmallows, so our guide roasted some for all of us. There was a big chunk of lava that rolled down and almost hit one of the guys standing around. It was so hot standing there, we were so close that you could literally touch it if you really wanted. We hiked back down to the van and it was so much easier hiking down hill. The drive back to Antigua was really nice too, on the way down you could see the lava glowing on the side of the volcano. I was totally hating myself while hiking up, but being able to get so close to actual lava was totally awesome and worth it. The trip to Pacaya Volcano was an amazing experience.
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