Our main reason for staying in the Mt. Batur region was to hike the volcano first thing in the morning to catch the sunrise. Sounded amazing! And it WAS. However, it wasn't easy! We didn't think about the 3am wake up with 3 young kids. We also didn't think about the 2 hour hike when the kids were barely awake. We also didn't consider the rocky and steep path to get to the top of the volcano!
And we had several minutes to spare before the sun started to rise!
We made it for the breath taking view! Amazing!
Over Lake Batur. Here comes the sun!
Raising the sun
(same photo with flash)
Here we are standing in front of a large opening where you can feel the hot steam!
"Hey, I want more of that!"
Our glory photo!!! This is what we tackled today!