Some of us wanted to walk, but we were advised that walking at such a far distance is not advisable, the heat is terrible. So we rented the 4x4 jeeps there. We have a contact guy before coming of course, forgot his name now, as well as the rate.
All photos from Kitt Santos, in brown shirt, below. Kitt is also a ninong or godfather of our elder daughter, Elle Marie.
We hired four or five jeeps total, 5-6 passengers per jeep.
The backpacks are in the jeeps, group photo before taking the 4x4 ride, yuhooo.
The ride was fantastic. The jeeps were fast in the off-trail, their huge tires could manage well desert-like condition. Some parts, the jeeps must cross creeks, hurdle medium-size rocks.
Mixture of bare soil and thin vegetation at the top.
Swimming time. The beach and the shallow part of the lake.
The water was very clear, like a well-maintained swimming pool.
Others did not swim immediately and roamed around.
Preparing for dinner.
Preparing for breakfast.
Group photo after breakfast.
Backpacks ready, before going down.
All ladies crew.
Next: more photos of the mountain-volcano.
See also, Mt. Pinatubo Climb, December 1994, January 24, 2014