Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sumucab Twin Falls (Laguna, 20+ meters)

By the catch basin of Sumucab Twin Falls (taken on February 2016)

Cavinti, Laguna is a treasure trove of hidden attractions. Among the more famous ones in the area include the Pagsanjan Falls (locally known as Cavinti Falls) which is actually located in the town of Cavinti, the Cavinti Caves, Bumbungan Ecopark and the man-made Caliraya and Lumot Lakes. On one fine weekend, we decided to visit our friend's hometown in Cavinti, Laguna and explore one of its hidden gems - the Sumucab Twin Falls.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mt. Pulag (Benguet, 2,922+ MASL)

At Mt. Pulag's Camp 2

After more than a month of discussion and preparation, we were able to finally hike to Mt. Pulag via the Ambangeg trail. Prior to the climb, I have been reading and learning as much as I can about the mountain. Mt. Pulag is said to be the second or third highest peak in the country (depending on the source) and the highest point in all of Luzon. Located in the heartland of Luzon island, it is home to several indigenous mountain tribes of the Cordilleras - the Ibaloi, Kalanguya and Kankana-ey.  It is also famous for the "sea of clouds" the hikers can see on the summit.