Rappelling, Swimming and Exploring Bengaongao and Paterno Caves in Ambongdolan, Tublay

      "Love at first sight,” while this phenomenon occurs once or twice in a person’s lifetime, the chance of experiencing this with nature can happen multiple times. I have multiple love affairs with nature and the places I visited in the past. There was that time I fell in love with the mesmerizing … Continue reading Rappelling, Swimming and Exploring Bengaongao and Paterno Caves in Ambongdolan, Tublay

Mt. Pokgong-Gaswiling Ridge Circuit Exploration

Mt. Pokgong-Gaswiling Ridge Circuit Location: Barangay Ambongdolan, Tublay, Benguet Difficulty: 7/9 circuit Highest peak: 1,475 MASL Days required: 1 night and 2 days Trail Class 1-3 Features: Rice terraces, grasslands, bamboos, pine ridges                  I have always admired what the members of the 18degreesoutdoor club do on a … Continue reading Mt. Pokgong-Gaswiling Ridge Circuit Exploration

I Strutted Down the Runway For Mario Subeldia

                  “Sino nan height mo?” (What’s your height?) said the text message I received from one of my good aunts while I was on my break at work. “There she goes again trying to hook me up with some dude,” I thought while attempting not to roll … Continue reading I Strutted Down the Runway For Mario Subeldia

The Hike to Mt. Cheam, Chilliwack, BC

                        There was that day that I straight up told one of my friends that we were nothing alike because he is not a nature person. That he would never understand the “high” and excitement I get every time I jabber about the amazing … Continue reading The Hike to Mt. Cheam, Chilliwack, BC

Hiking Mt. Pigingan in Itogon, Benguet

          The night before the hike to Mt. Pigingan, I was out with friends in a bar drowning my emotions in alcohol. The decision to end "something" unreciprocated which had been ongoing for X amount of years led to chugging three bottles of San Miguel Light on that night (Yes, I’m … Continue reading Hiking Mt. Pigingan in Itogon, Benguet

Hiking Mt. Timbak- The Third Highest Mountain in Luzon

          Mt. Timbak is considered as the 9th highest mountain in the Philippines and 3rd in Luzon. You would expect that with these records, the trek to the mountain would be challenging, but it’s literally a cakewalk. Found in Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines, it has 2,717+MASL elevation. From Baguio City, you can … Continue reading Hiking Mt. Timbak- The Third Highest Mountain in Luzon