Mt. Minandar : Sunset and Hiraeth

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 a secret that I have climbed quite a number of mountains now, from Luzon down to the Visayas, but never in Mindanao yet. Not until…

Lake Holon: The Reward of Patience

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 of T’Boli, South Cotabato. Lake Holon is Mt. Melibengoy’s crater which spreads more than a hundred of hectares in measure. It all started with a…

Mt. Naupa – A Weekend Breather

After a long stressful week, nothing compares with the relief brought by an escape back to mama nature’s arms. Escaping from the city has this “healing” factor. It naturally de-stresses you physically and mentally. Everybody has their own share of getting stressed, be it from work, school, relationships or simply “kaartehan”. This past weeks, I…