It was the year 2019 when we initially planned to summit the highest peak of the country, Mt. Apo. Unfortunately, due to the seismic activities detected, the plan was deferred. … Continue reading Mt. Apo: The Grandfather of the Philippine Mountains
The mighty prowess of Earth, carving it’s surface in different forms. Caves, Plateaus, Terraces, Valleys and all.
Two things. First, I am not sure about its original name, “Panimahawa” or “Paminahawa”. Some call it the latter, while the locals use the other one. Second, I would have forgotten to write about this trip if not for my late friend, who was one of the casualties of the pandemic, Lai. I was just simply scrolling some of my travel photos and I came to a pause when I saw the photos during this trip.
It was at around 3 AM. The air was freezing and I can hear the clanking of the gears and bags at the campsite. Almost everyone was already awake and … Continue reading Traversing Mt. Lumpanag (Wiji / Makaupaw) from Mt. Kalatungan
You can spend months planning for something, but if it is not its time yet, then it won’t happen. Everything has its own timing and I believe that the future … Continue reading Conquering Mt. Kalatungan Peak
Well this one is already a very long overdue post. But observing the ever growing community of mountain hikers, trekkers, or whatever you call it, rushed my memories back to … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Hibok – Hibok and Lessons Learned
Summiting all the peaks of Biliran’s Tres Marias with Trexplore
Elevated at around 1,330 MASL (est), Naliwatan peak stands the tallest among the three peaks of Tres Marias in Biliran island. It is also the most visited among the three … Continue reading Biliran’s Tres Marias – Summiting Naliwatan Peak the Second Time Around with Trexplore
I quit my job and went on a spiritual healing in Camiguin island and it was beautiful. I regret nothing. No. I am not implying that you should quit your … Continue reading Camiguin Island: Where To Go And What To Do?
From the innocence of my mind with regards to the island of Samar, never have I thought that the island houses treasures beyond compare. The island was so dull in … Continue reading Lobo Cave: Samar’s Underground Water Park
When I used to think about Samar, all that floods into my head are the San Juanico bridge, Biri Islands, and the infamous tale of “Biringan City“. The rest? Well, … Continue reading Langun – Gobingob Cave in Samar (Gobingob Cave): Adventure Beyond the Comfort Zone
“Beep… beep… beep” went the alarm of my phone. We were supposed to get up now but our bodies demanded more rest and the sleep-inducing air did not allow us … Continue reading Langun – Gobingob Cave in Samar (Langun Cave): Into A New World
A city haunted by its dark reputation of family feuds and civil wars, Cotabato City stands still and strong amidst the dark smoke of these histories and rumors. Flaunting its … Continue reading Cotabato City and Nearby Places to Visit
Each mountain has their own signature embedded with interesting and memorable stories. Some mountains have similar terrains and trail types but you’ll never have the same experience. It is not … Continue reading Mt. Minandar : Sunset and Hiraeth
Good things come to those who wait. Well, that is the most fitting quote for our story when we climbed Mt. Melibengoy (Mt. Parker) and visited the wonder-inducing Lake Holon … Continue reading Lake Holon: The Reward of Patience
The Philippines is so rich not only with natural resources but also of people and culture. Because of the physical attribute of the country, there is no wonder that the … Continue reading Welcome to Kule: A Tboli Culture Immersion
Hoyohoy Highland is a mountain resort located in the heart of Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. It houses the once longest zipline in the Philippines. I had the chance to visit … Continue reading Hoyohoy Highland – Tangub’s breather
It all started with my friend informally inviting us to his trip. Actually, I am not yet sure if he was damn serious or was just kidding when he invited … Continue reading Ultimate Zamboanga Trip
I’ve been climbing mountains for quite a while now, but I haven’t experienced night trekking yet. Not until last July 2017 when we ventured, once again, for another last-minute trekking … Continue reading Mt Mago: A Rainy Night Trek
The cold morning mist starts rolling out, leaving dews on the leaves. It was a cold morning in Mt. Tres Marias. I woke up with my jacket on while struggling … Continue reading Mt. Tres Marias (Part 2): Ethereal Forest
Kandungaw Peak, from the Bisaya word “dungaw” which means “to look below”, literally stands by its name. With its 90-degree death drop cliff, it surely requires one to have a … Continue reading Kandungaw Peak: Billion Stars and The Death Drop Cliff