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This Google Earth image is 30 km road distance north of Olongapo. The Mnt. Pinatubo explosion in 1991 changed everything here.
This old US Military map shows how this place used to look before the explosion. Note: there is no lake.
The road in the previous map is gone and a new road was cut into the slopes of Magara Ridge. It is now paved and I could take my new car up here now.
We arrived from San Marcelino via the dike road.
Wow! Something new, a new road down into the lahar river and the sign says “Mining Operation”. Will have to check it out in the future.
The new section of paved road stopped here, where the new Dizon Mine road reached its average elevation and we parked our car here.
March or don’t have fun!. Hey, Maria, I seen your Victory sign!
People do live along this new Dizon Mine road.
Most people live on the lower slopes from the new road.
The first landmark, I never been down there, will though in the future.
The Bagang Hill, in the middle of the Marella River.
The Marella River is coming from Mnt. Pintubo. Wow, a new large mining operation has been developed here.
The Bagang Hill, the mining facilities seem to be extensive, it also looks like, they have diverted the Marella River to flow around the north side of Bagang.
One of my landmarks and more of the new mining facilities. I will check them out.
A close-up, I thought it was a bridge down there but it is not! More mining facilities further in the lahar river bed.
New Dalanawan but was also spelled Dalanaoan in the past
This concreted road and the water tank been here at least 12 years but the sign is new.
That should be a legal charcoal operation along the road because fallen logs from landslides were used.
The gorge the authorities cut thru the ‘Peninsular’ to lower the water level of the new lake.
That's how it looked in Oct. 2002.
After the Mnt Pinatubo explosion the lahar in the Marella River blocked the Mapanuepe River and a large new lake formed here.
This place, east of the ‘Peninsular’ has become lovely.
That is the way it looked in Sep. 2002. This picture is from Jos, my best hiking partner ever.
Same area but shot from the bottom. That is hill 709 there in the middle.
2013-02-12 Near those steps in the last image is this large concrete block. It came from what explosion? It looks a little similar like the mystery concrete near the Japanese gun on the Morrison Hill slopes.
2013-02-12 Barrio San Isidro had a separate road towards the Stockade Level and crossed a small creek with this bridge between the Barrio and the Nipa Quarters.
2013-02-12 These steps go down the slope on the north side of the San Isidro Rise coming from that long walkway which runs pretty much on a north-south axis.
2013-02-12 Here is a walkway at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 These are foundations for houses at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 This is a low embankment for the road on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
This map pretty much describes what I seen so far as what is left from Barrio San Isidro and what is in this album.
2013-02-12 San Isidro is on a rise and here are some steps between the two different in height street levels. These steps are on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
2008-09-23 View from the former Barrio San Isidro Rise towards the Middleside parade grounds. The house was the former and post WWII Aviary residence and is now used by the American couple doing research and promotion for Corregidor.
2013-02-12 This embankment is along a road at the SE corner of the former San Isidro, near the Nipa Quarters.