1:11AM: I'm wide awake now, thinking what I'm going to do, and I remember that the year is almost over, with few days left before Christmas and few weeks before the 2010 officially ends and anticipating for another year of excitement and uncertainties but that makes life wonderful, a journey.
I've met a lot of friends along the way, made new experiences, been to places I've been longing to go before and made me realized that I will continue to visit places and hike mountains and take photographs.
With all this, I guess, will share to you some photos behind those smiles and pictures of the mountain, when we first climb Mt.Patag on that cold, rainy, windy Jan 25 but It was fun though wasn't carefully planned but it taught us a lot of lessons to begin with and if without those experiences we wouldn't have dared and reached other mountains...
On top, not my hand, but below is my swollen foot with leech marks and the other foot had the same fate
But despite that, it didn't stops us from participating in some other major climbs, the Kanlaon Summer Assault
On that note, looking forward to Mt.Pulag and Apo in 2011! Hopefully!
The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun. I take pride with the rest of those who enjoys trekking or mountain climbing- the excitement and the fulfillment of completing the course for man can hardly be a beast or a fool alone on a great mountain.
Mabinay, Negros Oriental, claimed to be the nation's Cave Capital and hosts some of the most beautiful cave and some as we were told is yet to be explored.
Though it was unclear on how one declares a place as cave capital, whether on the number of caves present in single locality or the number of people visited a certain place for spelunking. There is one thing for sure, that, to me is certain, Baliw Cave is one of the most beautiful cave so far in terms of the number of stalactites and stalagmites present that I've been to, and as we explore the depths of the earth, the excitement grew as we go down deep to the unknown.
Baliw "crazy" Cave offers a certain difficulty for first time cavers and that is why, municipal tourism office offered this cave for advanced or experienced cavers if possible or risk it yourself (waiver) to experience it. As we traverse the dark, narrow, wet, rough rocks under her bosoms, one experiences her grandeur and majestic hidden beauty.
One has to experience a lot of mud crawling, kneeling, tight holes to fit in or squeezes, waist to neck or so deep water, some insects and bats of course.
Photo Ops with Mayor (2nd from left) Sept 5,2010, Mabinay, Negros Oriental/SES