JUNE 19-21, 2016
THE CITY OF PINES
I am writing this post a few months after our actual trip to Baguio, but the soft cool touch of the mountain air and the sweet smell of the pine trees is on my mind.Who hasn’t heard (and been too) of Baguio? Nestled in the high mountains of the Cordillera, Baguio … Read more
MT. KALISUNGAN DAYHIKE
BRGY. LAMOT, CALAUAN, LAGUNA
JUNE 11, 2016
AN ABORTED MT. KALISUNGAN DAYHIKE
As the hot days slowly gives way to wet, rainy ones, we started to think where to start hiking again. Our leg muscles are softer so we decided to do a minor hike. We finally opted for a Mt. Kalisungan dayhike in Calauan, Laguna.
As … Read more
BRGY. WAWA, RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL
MARCH 20, 2016
Mt. Hapunang Banoy is one of the Rizal mountains (the others are Mts. Pamitinan, Binacayan, and Ayaas) accessible from Brgy Wawa, Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal. The relative proximity and convenience of going to Rizal has opened the area to more visitors looking for a quick getaway from the city.
According to … Read more
During a Sunday mass we recently attended, the priest mentioned the significance of mountains in the Bible. For example, in the Old Testament, God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses in Mt. Sinai. In the New Testament, Jesus oftentimes went to the mountains to preach.
My interest got pique so I researched and compiled the instances and events that involves … Read more
Life, they say, is a matter of perspective. This very line has been my lifeblood these past few months. When life gives you a No, think of it as a step closer to a big Yes. When you have a thousand reasons to cry, look for something to make you smile. I can go on and on because this is … Read more
An outdoor recreation page in Facebook caught my interest. It says that its location is in the trails and summits. Those two magic words are all you need to bait me. Looks like Facebook’s algorithm got it right this time. The page also advertised that it will have its first Mt. Pulag Expedition on November 21-22, 2014. I had already … Read more
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When things seem out of control, it’s time to have faith.
Mount Pulag stands 2,922 meters above sea level. It is the third highest peak in the Philippines and one of most sought nature park. The Ambangeg trail starts at the ranger camp at the base and going all the way through the pine forest, mossy forest, grassland, and finally … Read more
PICO DE LORO TRAVERSE DAYHIKE
TERNATE, CAVITE / NASUGBU, BATANGAS
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
THE TERNATE TRAIL
Due to the opening of the Kaybiang tunnel, a Pico de Loro dayhike traverse is now more accessible. Before, those who do the traverse hike will have to go back to Manila via Nasugbu while practically barring anyone with private transportation . With Kaybiang … Read more
Are you on the look out for possible environmental groups that you want to support. Below are the different groups with a presence in the Philippines:
Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Inc., simply known as Haribon Foundation, is a nature conservation organization in the Philippines. The name “Haribon” (“bird king”) is a reference … Read more
Up to this day, I still could not explain why I am drawn to mountains. During those times when I sit alone, immersed in the silence of the forest, I thought of how mountains can be an analogy to life itself and how it shares an inexplicable bond with us who walk this Earth.
While I do not yet have … Read more