Stunning views from the top of Volcán de Agua

Photos by Barry Rodriguez

Above 10,000 feet, thick forest gave way to coniferous trees and wind-swept grasses.

Above 10,000 feet, thick forest gave way to coniferous trees and wind-swept grasses.

Thick cloud-cover at the top of the volcano made for some eerie views. The only sound was that of the wind.

Thick cloud-cover at the top of the volcano made for some eerie views. The only sound was that of the wind.

At the top, we were greeted with a phenomenal view above the clouds.

At the top, we were greeted with a phenomenal view above the clouds.

On the other side of the peak, the shadow of Volcán de Agua lay over Volcán de Fuego.

On the other side of the peak, the shadow of Volcán de Agua lay over Volcán de Fuego.

The next morning we were treated to a crisp, beautiful sunrise.

The next morning we were treated to a crisp, beautiful sunrise.

On the other side of the peak, the shadow of Volcán de Agua lay over Volcán de Fuego.

On the other side of the peak, the shadow of Volcán de Agua lay over Volcán de Fuego.

The view was one I will not soon forget.

The view was one I will not soon forget.