NCR Trekkers, Philippines, Trek, Tres Marias, Biliran

Summit to Sea Adventure in Biliran, Eastern Visayas (Day 3) – The Sambawan Paradise


This is the last post of the Tres Marias series but I'm planning to post some realizations and other tips blog soon. Hang in there friends. Hope you had fun reading as much as I had fun writing while re-visiting the lovely memories that we had on this adventure. The husband and I would be on a hiatus this July and August as we will be preparing for our 11-day trip to Southeast Asia come August 20-September 1. We were quite excited as that trip would be our 2nd trip abroad following our Anniversary trip in Hong Kong & Macau last March. Wish us luck friends!!! Till the next post!

NCR Trekkers, Philippines, Trek, Tres Marias, Biliran

Summit to Sea Adventure in Biliran, Eastern Visayas (Day 2) – Part 2 – Descent and Ulan-Ulan Falls


We left the camp in a hurry at 12 PM. 2 hours late for our target. As I was walking away focusing on catching up with the others, I hear Tin shrieked. She was bitten by bees. I asked if she was good, she answered that it was just minor. John who walked behind her was… Continue reading Summit to Sea Adventure in Biliran, Eastern Visayas (Day 2) – Part 2 – Descent and Ulan-Ulan Falls

NCR Trekkers, Philippines, Trek, Tres Marias, Biliran

Summit to Sea Adventure in Biliran, Eastern Visayas (Day 2) – Part 1 – Ascent to Tres Marias Peak 3


After 15 minutes of walking, I caught up with the others. After seeing Cods, I asked him if he can still see Pong. He answered that Ryan and Pong were still busy taking pictures so he went ahead. That irk me somehow so I asked the group to stop. We waited for a while and then everyone got impatient. I was thinking of the worst. After a while Rocco went back to look for Pong and Ryan. The group was divided. We were already running out of time. Then the husband mentioned that he had a GPS tracker and with that he can lead the group back to camp. I was hesitant to let him go but I had no choice. I didn't want to leave without Ryan and Pong too. It was a hard choice. Analyn decided to stay too.

NCR Trekkers, Philippines, Trek, Tres Marias, Biliran

Summit to Sea Adventure in Biliran, Eastern Visayas (Day 1) – Overnight Camp in Tres Marias


After 15 minutes of walking from lunch site, Pong called out that our Ryan was nowhere. The group stopped and Ryan, the sweeper guide went to look for our Ryan. On a climb with every stops, I never put my bag away from my shoulders since because of its weight I would spend energy putting it back on. But I was so worried about the worst for our Ryan. The husband had to remind me to stay put. I realized that at that moment, the only thing I can do is pray. And I did. Thanks God that after a while, Pong announced that Ryan was found. When I saw him, the relief took away my want to nag. Haha!

NCR Trekkers, Thoughts, Tips, Trek, Tres Marias, Biliran

Trekking Tips: Rice Planning


Probably the hardest part for me in a trekapade is meal planning. For years, I've always wanted to be able to estimate properly. More often estimating just how much rice we need to bring is a headache. So today, I took my way out of my already jampacked sked to do what I have always… Continue reading Trekking Tips: Rice Planning

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

The Hard Core Descent to Mialen River


As planned the night before, the camp was alive at 3:00 AM. We wanted to be the first batch to leave and hit the itinerary unlike the previous days. Upon waking, I then went to cook rice - and yay! No popcorn rice in all of our meals - proud rice cooker. While waiting for the… Continue reading The Hard Core Descent to Mialen River

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Conquering Siatog Peak


Malindang range has a lot of peaks (North Peak, South Peak, Mount Ampiro and Mount Malindang itself, which is the tallest at 2404m). I've searched & read a lot but couldn't reconcile everything which is actually better. It means, attending the yearly ascent will probably be different each time. This year was the 20th Malindang… Continue reading Conquering Siatog Peak

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Sweet & Short Journey to Siatog Dako (Last Night)


In all of my major climbs, day 2 was always the harshest. Each time, we'd be spending the entire day walking with our heavy packs to reach the next camp. 8 hours of walking with your heavy pack is not an ordinary ordeal. Sleeping early the night before is the best preparation. We did just… Continue reading Sweet & Short Journey to Siatog Dako (Last Night)

Malindang, Ozamis, Philippines, Social Climbers, Trek

Malindang Ascent to Siatog Gamay (First Night)


Day 0 (THURSDAY) November 5, 2015 Despite taking a day off on the day of the trip to Ozamis, the husband and I were still running out of time. At 2 PM, I was on my way to M&M Condo to drop the bulb requested by the guest. I was on my toes for constant… Continue reading Malindang Ascent to Siatog Gamay (First Night)