• Mount Awayan: The Final Piece Of Our Naupa-To-Calbasaan Puzzle
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    Mount Awayan: The Final Piece Of Our Naupa-To-Calbasaan Puzzle

    For the past 7 months, I’ve been itching and dreaming of hiking Mount Naupa from Mount Calbasaan. The first time I set foot in Mount Calbasaan, I was so tempted to uncover the trail leading to Naga’s peak from this unheralded peak.  Unfortunately, though, I didn’t have the information, knowledge and tools to pull off this feat back then. Even so, I remained pretty optimistic with my chances of discovering this path. As a matter of fact, yours truly and Beboi searched relentlessly via Google Maps for trails and roads that would hopefully connect these mountains in Cebu. And, one day, we received a sign of hope, when sir Francis,…

  • Balirong To Lamac Traverse: Uncovering Naga, Cebu’s Unseen Natural Beauty
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    Balirong To Lamac Traverse: Uncovering Naga, Cebu’s Unseen Natural Beauty

    My new-look hiking crew has been truly a godsend, spicing up my getaways in 2018 in a variety of ways. Ever since I added a new bunch of hikers to my trips, my outdoor escapes have been nothing short of thrilling, eye-opening and mind-blowing. With their enthusiasm, cheeriness and insatiable craving for adventure, these wanderers have reinvigorated my spirit, injecting new life into my hikes. What’s more, their innate adventurous nature and lighthearted attitude have led to a multitude of new discoveries, such as Balirong and Mount Makatol.  Even with all the scars and bruises in our escapades, I must say it has been a hell of a ride, exploring…

  • Mount Bandilaan And Mount Alpaco: The Beauty Of An Unplanned Adventure
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    Mount Bandilaan And Mount Alpaco: The Beauty Of An Unplanned Adventure

    When I first saw Mount Bandilaan online, I wasn’t so thrilled and psyched to see it in person. Unlike most of the mountains that I’ve been to in Cebu, San Fernando’s peak doesn’t have awe-inspiring panoramas or a wondrous natural backdrop that will unleash your inner shutterbug. What’s more, there’s not an exciting or picturesque trail that leads to the summit of Mount Bandilaan.  Truthfully, I was about to give it a pass, and even had plans to hike other trails or picture-perfect peaks that can quench my thirst for adventure. Yet, for some reason, I felt like there was a fascinating outdoor escape waiting for me in San Fernando,…

  • Chasing Peaks In Dalaguete: Scaling 5 Scenic Summits In 1 Day
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    Chasing Peaks In Dalaguete: Scaling 5 Scenic Summits In 1 Day

    Dalaguete is, for me, a breath-snatching adventure wonderland hard-wired for the intrepid and wide-eyed hiking enthusiast. Famed for its chilly atmosphere, collection of towering peaks and heavenly scenery, this beloved town beckons travelers who are yearning for a healthy dose of fun and adventure. Whether you’re an avid shutterbug or a bona fide outdoor guru, you’ll definitely love the enthralling hiking experiences that Dalaguete has to offer. From my high school days in Don Bosco to my recent adventures with Team Bang, I’ve had the privilege of scaling the beautiful peaks in Dalaguete on numerous occasions.  And normally, I only hit a peak or two, whenever I set foot on…