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Has anyone hiked Volcano Pacaya

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eirekay

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Posted: 2009-09-07 23:07:00   

In a couple of weeks I am taking a group of friends to Guatemala and we are hiking Volcano Pacaya. I hate to bring a pair of hiking boots just for this stint of the trip. Has anyone else hiked this (or another volcano)? Will a good pair of hiking sandals or a pair of athletic shoes do? Or do I really need to bring hiking boots?

Thanks for any input!

Eire

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Posted: 2009-10-12 21:35:00   

Answering my own question is bad form BUT you do need to be careful with shoe selection if you choose to climb a volcano - the volcanic rock at the top is very unstable and in 3" x 3" chunks. We wore hiking sandals and had all kinds of loose pebbles in our shoes. Even those with socks had a miserable time with the loose rock. That said, the experience is magnificent and well worth the effort!

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