Spartan Trail: Farewell to Cebu City’s Favorite Hiking Destination?

If you’ve been hanging around the outdoor community of Cebu, then you’ve probably heard of the renowned Spartan Trail. The iconic Spartan Trail begins from Banawa (Paseo Arcenas), to Good Shepherd, all the way to Monterrazas de Cebu, down to the forested part of Buhisan Watershed, then up to Pamutan.  This 2 to 5-hour traverse … More Spartan Trail: Farewell to Cebu City’s Favorite Hiking Destination?

Philippine’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes

  When hikers say that the best view always comes after the hardest climb, they really mean it. Literally and figuratively. Hiking is no easy feat – much more if prompted with extreme weather conditions, fatigue, altitude sickness, hunger, and unstable emotions. Yet, hikers continue to push to their limits, to see how far they … More Philippine’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes

Exes Baggage and the many times I’ve failed with Light Packing

Are you willing to pay the price of what you want? This is one of the many questions prompted by our moderator yesterday as we went along our annual workshop. He emphasized that we have stop enumerating the things that we want in life – as if the world is a giant wish-granting machine; instead, … More Exes Baggage and the many times I’ve failed with Light Packing

Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

I didn’t like my first Mt. Talinis major climb. No clearing. No proper camping gear. No meal planning. No proper orientation on what to do and how things should be done. I could have chronicled years back how awful being left behind by the pack, getting drenched under the heavy down pour, meeting a snake … More Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around