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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Silanguin Cove » Over the Mountain and Through the Sea

Footprints in the sand along beach of Silanguin Cove hover_share
It began as a simple click on a link on my Facebook timeline, then, an adventure was fulfilled.

Trek and follow the horizon passing various peaks - to a place where waves and sand meets mountains and pine trees. A chance to use my weekends to destress. To be one with the mountains. To cherish the rain and feel the sand on my toes. I met strangers, adventure lovers, new friends. A gratifying experience of nature's wonders all in one place.

Mt. Cinco Picos traverse to Silanguin Cove is a mountain-to-sea adventure, which makes this climb more exciting and memorable. A beach holds a special place in my heart and when I found out that this climb includes a Zambales beach finale, I immediately signed up. 

Back in 2011, we were trapped in Pundaquit and cancelled all our island hopping plans due to typhoon, thus I made a promise to myself that I will go back to this place again – and luckily I got this chance to fulfill that promise.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mt. Cinco Picos » Do Not Aim for the Summit

Hiker trekking grassland trail of Mt. Cinco Picos in Zambales  hover_share
Success is not about how high you have reached, but the long hike and perseverance you endured.

This is the essence of Mt. Cinco Picos.  

During our recent climb, I felt fatigued. As I climb this mountain, there are times I felt I no longer have energy to climb any higher or any longer. There was an instant that I personally feel that this mountain has defeated me, that I am a quitter. But what I cannot do is cease to walk and just let go. 

So I walked on and on, moving painstakingly forward, but never giving up. I whispered to myself, “as long as I am walking and breathing, I am learning.” 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mt. Pico de Loro – If this Mountain Could Talk

Mt. Pico de Loro view of the summit resembling the parrot's beak hover_share
I found out this mountain can talk. 

At first, there is nothing interesting except for the usual muddy trail, common trees and bushes…but then small things begin to stand out along the trail - a white leaf floating against the blue sky, fallen flower against the gray rocks, tangled roots and vines and blooming mushrooms. 

At the middle of the trail, I told myself, now I see the trail as it really is; and again see and hear inspirations on simple things around me – most especially when I met that sleeping parrot at the summit – it was as if this mountain is saying and reminding me something! 

This mountain can talk. You just have to open your heart to hear the whispers of the trees and the streams and what this lonesome parrot has to say:

About the Blogger

Yodi Insigne
Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
2. Books can make him cry, and cliff jumping can make him high,
3. He want to sleep at night.

He is a self-certified bookworm, travel junkie, shutterbug, movie freak, Mangyan hiker who sleeps a lot and think a lot. He got a little vice, which is black coffee and cashew nuts. He got colorblindness on yellow and green - and he freaking loves it!

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