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    Mayon Volcano: Photo of Daragang Magayon

    The headlines today tell of trouble brewing in the Bicol peninsula where Mayon Volcano is exhibiting signs of restiveness and spewing sulfur and lava much to the delight of curious on-lookers looking for a dangerous thrill

    Will just share photos i took last year when I went, on moments notice, to Legazpi City for undercover work for a day.

    Yes, just for a day. But while on board a taxi from NAIA Terminal 2 I got a call ordering me to return to Legazpi the morrow and stayed there for 3 more days :(
    oh well...

    Cagsawa church belfry: what remained of the village of Cagsawa after the big explosion of 1814
    Cagsawa

    mayon volcano 33,000 feet high in the sky: Isn't she really magayon?

    Mayon Volcano

    using the extreme "telephoto" of my super P&S camera i got this picture of the crater

    Mayon Volcano Crater

    sorry, but that was just using digital zoom- something I rarely use. Born of my frustration not able to photograph the sight then.

    Pics taken sometime last October 2005 when Mayon started acting up but manifested only now and waiting for an imminent explosion.

    Here's a tip: when flying to L.A. i.e. Legazpi, Albay, request to be seated window side to the left and just wait for this view to appear outside your window. That's if the Daragang Magayon will show up.

    Best time to see the almost perfect cone is early in the morning where no clouds will obstruct your view. Don't be like Wikimapia with this picture below



    Up to a an adventure like Mayon Volcano crater trek? You my drive up to the now abandoned Mayon Resthouse, 1/3 of the way then trek uphill for 6 hours and another 5 hours downhill.

    Related Posts:

    Mt. Pinatubo Crater Trek
    Taal Volcano

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:01 PM,

    6 Comments:

    At Aug 13, 2006, 7:10:00 PM, Anonymous Ferdz said...

    Like I said before! I really like the photo of mayon on the 2nd pic. Perfect!

     
    At Aug 14, 2006, 7:30:00 PM, Anonymous wena y said...

    helo! i like the 2nd picture. pwede send mo ako sa email ko. gawin ko screensaver. :)
    just to confirm sabi ni ate cor.. pwede ka gumawa ng article then send it to inquirer. like kuya resty, meron siya ginawa about "sagada". keep up the good work bro!

     
    At Nov 16, 2007, 1:17:00 PM, Anonymous estan said...

    ganda ng kuha nung sa taas di ba? your's is more vivid than mine pero kinuha ko kasi at the break of day :p

     
    At Mar 25, 2009, 6:37:00 AM, Anonymous Eddie said...

    nice site. first time i read. Mt pinatubo and this. will read all your blog. I am aspiring to become a backpacker with my wife. many thanks bro.

     
    At Mar 25, 2009, 8:13:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    eddie, welcome to the backpacking world...husband and wife tandem :P

     
    At Jun 11, 2010, 9:14:00 AM, Anonymous David said...

    excellent photos! my partner and I are planning a trip in January, just to see the volcano, hope it hasn't erupted by then :) Great blog, tito!

     

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