Guatemala's youngest volcanoes, offers climbers a unique
look glance into the geologic bowels of the earth. A
relatively easy climb of 1 hour brings us to the fertile
shelf just below the cinder cone called "la Meseta."
From here we get an awesome view of thousand year old
lava flows. Hiking the volcanic scree up to the cone
is a harder proposition but rewarding nonetheless. Depending
on levels of activity we can walk right up to the rim
of the crater and look in. We'll have a sack lunch on
top enjoying the views before we make our way back down.
Pacaya is a fairly popular volcano amongst the travelers
in Antigua. We leave early to avoid the "cattle
rush" of climbers from Antigua in efforts to have
the volcano all to ourselves.