Two Volcanoes, One Summer (part1)

LAST summer, I had the opportunity to hike, trek and “conquer” two of the most popular volcanoes in the Philippines – Mt. Pinatubo and Taal Volcano.  I originally intended to create a separate blog entry for each, but since I have a blogging backlog, I figured I’d just consolidate these two adventures of mine to compare and contrast.  (10/20/11 update:  I split them into 2 separate posts anyway.)

Mt. Pinatubo’s crater lake

Many people who are alive now probably have personal recollections of the destruction and overall environmental disruption caused by Mt. Pinatubo, way back in 1991.  Continue reading