Mt. Pinatubo 4×4 Off-Road and Crater Hike [Gallery Only]

Mt. Pinatubo 4×4 Off-Road and Crater Hike [Gallery Only]

It was last 2010 when I joined my cousins and their friends in the Land Cruiser Club of the Philippines to a 4×4 off-road and hiking experience to Mt. Pinatubo at Capas, Tarlac. Such a superb and sweet experience that was. Some pictures below of our trip.

Pinatubo Off-road

Landcruisers cruisin’ Pinatubo

Off-Road Mt. Pinatubo

It’s dirty, it’s rugged and it was awesome!

Pinatubo 4x4

A lone ranger in the middle of the Lahar desert

Pinatubo 4x4 Landcruiser

The 4x4s had to cross streams too. It’s a lot more difficult than it seems

Pinatubo 4x4 Landcruiser

The kid of one of the Landcruiser members already knows how to drive this beast.


We camped overnight at Pinatubo where there is no shower, toilet, electricity and weak signal.

Pinatubo 4x4 Landcruiser

Preparing for the overnight camping

Woke up in the morning with our ass freezing cold.

Pinatubo Camping

Ready to camp the night out

Save on your hotel -

The Trek to the Crater

As far as I remember, my cousins and I chose the longest and hardest trail. I don’t know why we did that.

Pinatubo Hiking

Let’s start the march

After several hours…. whoop! We’re here!

Lake Pinatubo

At the “Summit” lol

From Wikipedia:

“The climactic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo destroyed the volcano’s original summit. In its place is a 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) diameter caldera, the center of which is offset 1 kilometer northward from the pre-eruption summit. It was created from the collapse of the volcano’s summit on June 15, during the period of abundant large earthquakes in response to withdrawal of a large volume of magma from the reservoir beneath the volcano.[4] By early September 1991, a shallow lake formed. The high precipitation rate of the area led to a rapid transition from a small and hot acid lake to a large lake with near-ambient temperature and pH.”

Pinatubo Crater

Enjoying these moments at the Lake Pinatubo

A memorable and joyful trip that will always stay in my heart. Naks!

Pinatubo Aetas

Bonding with our indigenous brothers, the Aetas.

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