I think I got half of my limited brain cells fried from hiking under the scorching sun and so I shall try to write about my beautiful suffering in the next few days :P. I had a lot of fun during that hike, even if I was overwhelmed with fatigue. The trails were awesome but too much to take for a day. :P
While I am trying to recover, I'd like to share with you a list of blogs which offer great information about hiking in the Philippines. (Listed randomly)
1. Pinoy Mountaineer
Site Owner : Gideon Lasco, MD
About The Site :
Cited in the Lonely Planet Philippines and Lonely Planet Southeast Asia guide books (2010) as a recommended portal in trekking the Philippine trails.
I met Gideon two years ago for a project he's working on with a former colleague of mine. During that first meeting, I was enamored with his humility and passion for hiking. After two years, we finally got the chance to hike together! :)
Oh, here's his account of our recent day hike in Mt. Damas. Click here.
Site Owner : The gorgeous and semi-anoynymous Ms. BPS
About The Site : Contains climbing itineraries of the lesser known hiking destinations.
I climbed with BPS last year and she showed me her favorite playground - Mt. Balagbag. I will never forget how I almost fainted from climbing the waterfalls. I'm afraid of heights and anything that recreates the environment of the rock climbing accident I had back in 2009 where I incurred 7 stitches. :p Read about my misadventure here.
Site Owner : Adonis Loren
About the Site : Love extreme day hikes? Visit his site to get great ideas on what to try next.
I admire this guy. He's very humble and easy to talk to. It's too bad our planned day hike was postponed. Oh well, there's always a next time. :)
Site Owners : Agnes Navales and Dane Policarpio
About the SIte : Clean lay-out, amazing photos, straight-forward information, entertaining write-ups are the things I love about it.
The power duo are also working behind the Philippines First travel Web Series, PHL 360. I met both of them during the launch and I hope I can climb with them some day. :)
Site Owner : Ivan Cultura
About the Site : Great writing and photos. I always tell Ivan that I feel embarrass about my writing every time I read his. This young person has depth of character! :) How admirable.
Site Owner : Anonymous
About the Site : I love the heartfelt posts mixed with hiking itineraries.