It was a exactly a year ago when I trekked Mount Pinatubo together with some thirty travel bloggers coming from the different points of the country. It was my first time to trek a mountain and I was not really sure if I made the right decision. But apparently, I did not regret of flying all the way to Capas, Tarlac just to see the magnificent view of the crater lake. It was truly worth it.
This is one of the most beautiful views I have seen so far. I was really stunned the moment I saw Pinatubo's crater lake. Surreal, serene, and stunning. But 21 years ago, this view did not exist at all. Volcanologist have seen the signs of an impending eruptions months prior the disaster. Months later, everyone, including the scientists, got caught off guard by the rapid increase of Pinatubo's volcanic activities. And then, the worst thing happened. The infamous 1991 Pinatubo disaster had claimed lives, properties, and dreams of the many.