|Photo Courtesy of Gerald Santayana|
P.S. I'd like so say thank you to the organizer of this trip, Ceejay Custodio, President and co-founder of Green Mountain Tribe. It's a pleasure to hike with people who are truly passionate about mountains. See, when you love something, you also have the responsibility to protect it and that's what some people these days forget. It's not about conquering a mountain, it's about preserving it for others to enjoy its beauty. That means not leaving any trash behind or putting up unnecessary signages. Rule of thumb - leave a mountain as though you have not passed through but always acknowledge the locals and the people you encounter along the way. If you can also pick up trash that's been left behind, even if it's just a wrapper, do it.
So what’s next for February? I will be slowing down a bit to focus on other things I dream of doing, but hiking will still be definitely part of the agenda. :)