A drive-by shot of Mount Arayat from NLEx while dawn was breaking at the horizon, lavender and faintly gold.
Mount Arayat is an extinct stratovolcano located in a flat agricultural region of Pampanga, rising to a height of 1,026 meters. Ten miles to the west is Angeles City and the former Clark Air Base. Mount Pinatubo is located 10 miles further west. Locals consider Mount Arayat as a mystical mountain, and said to be the home of the god/sorcerer "Sinukuan" or a fairy (diwata) known as "Mariang Sinukuan". Sinukuan is said to live at the White Rock, a lava dome possibly formed by the last eruption, where its glimmering properties were most likely to have inspired the legend.
A silhouette of Mount Arayat from Clark Field around 7 a.m.