Little Wonders Series’ Third Episode

These photos were all taken during our challenging amid the heavy rain and darkness climb to Mt. Marami in Cavite last 08 May 2011. Like Mt. Cristobal in Quezon, Mt. Marami also boasts an array of flora. Unfortunately, I only got a few because of the heavy rain that lasted for hours. “Little Wonders” are…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

When I read the notification in my inbox for this week’s photo challenge, I was so happy to know about the subject. Being a mountain climber for two years, I thought it would be easy for me to pick among the multitude of photos I have gathered since I started visiting the mountains. Until, I…

Why Do I Love Hiking?

One of my friends asked me that question while we were chitchatting the other night at the gym. For someone who was not in the mood to tell a long story, six words sufficed: “I love being one with nature.” Of course, there is more to those words than he could dig. The chance to…

The Mystical Mountain of Maria Makiling

Background “Mt. Makiling is a popular hiking destination. The two major trails begin at the UPLB College of Forestry and Brgy. San Miguel, Sto. Tomas, Batangas. The UPLB trail is more commonly used, taking 4–5 hours to reach the summit (Peak 2). However, this trail is closed as of October 2007 due to trail damage…