This location had been on my list for a long, long time. Despite passing it several times in the past year, and it being a relatively short hike from the highway, only on Christmas Day 2017 did I get a chance to make it up there when the weather forecast was promising. After a nightly slog up the hill and a chilly, short night in the tent, this view of not just one, but four volcanoes revealed itself to me. I was the first one up there in a few days, so I got to witness the pristine snow that had fallen during my hike up. A beautiful sight.
I wrote a short blog post about this trip for the website of travel guide writer Angela Heetvelt. Warning: it's in Dutch!