National Geographic : 1945 Mar
Symmetrical and Majestic, Smoking Like a Giant's Pipe, Mayon Volcano Towers over the Southern Luzon Town ofLegaspi Prof. Carl N. Taylor, who climbed this volcano about 10 years ago, said that from its peak he enjoyed magnificentviews ofsurrounding seas and distant islands, including Samar and Leyte. The earth about the crater shook beneath him. Brush was so thick on some slopes thathis party had tocut itsway with bolos and suffered greatly from lack of water. Luzon has two well-known active volcanoes, Mayon and Taal. The latter's eruptions have caused enormous devastation.