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February 27, 2018

The next day, we prepared to set off to Brgy. Eheb, where roads are being constructed, in the hopes of hiking its most notable peak, Mt. Mangingihi.

Below is an early morning view from Tinoc, with Luzon's highest peak, Mt. Pulag, in the horizon.

Some sections of the roa...

June 8, 2017

Imugan is a municipality in Nueva Vizcaya that borders the nearby province of Pangasinan, and is one of the ancestral domains of the Kalahan. Notable is the near pristine state of the environment, with its residents clearly aware of the importance of maintaining the ba...

May 8, 2017

“That looks serious”.

That was the immediate thought when I was shown the mountain I am supposed to climb. Dubbed the ‘Tres Marias’ by the locals of Bataraza in southern Palawan, this is a limestone block with three jutting, steep precipices and one intervening mesa. I...

April 4, 2017

March 21, 2016- I have heard of this waterfall at least two years back, and back then its description conjured images of remoteness and a pristine state of affairs. The opportunity finally arrived when it became a hastily agreed destination by a small group of outdoors...

March 11, 2017

Osmoxylon is a genus of attractive small trees and shrubs in the family Araliaceae, which also includes the familiar house plant Schefflera. This one is Osmoxylon fenicis, a species that is endemic to Luzon and has only been found in relatively few localities, frequent...

March 11, 2017

The ancestral hunting domain of the Bugkalot, Gaddang and Ifugao tribes, the mist-shrouded summits of the 1, 715 meter tall Mt. Palali stands like an all-encompassing sentinel sprawled across the town of Solano in Nueva Vizcaya. 

Last March 3, me and hiking compani...

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