Just last weekend, the Negros trilogy was finally complete when we experienced the leech-infested forest ascent to Tinagong Dagat. There are 3 popular mountains in Negros Island: Canlaon, Cuernos De Negros or Talinis and Mandalagan or Tinagong Dagat that are trekking must climbs. While writing the adventure in Mt. Mandalagan, I realized that 2 of… Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Re-Trek
At about 6, 243 ft above sea level, conquering Mount Cuernos de Negros (Talinis Peak) was no easy feat for a neophyte mountaineer. But what push me to pursue such a venture? The reasons were forgotten...what remains is a sweet triumph of being able to endure an almost 18 hours walk in the rain, the… Continue reading A Novice’s Journey to A 6K Feet Mountain
I hurt my foot while descending the summit but I had no time to dwell on the misery. To keep me sane, I just put on my battle self...meaning the edgy, maldita and moody me. Well, that's my definition of battle! We left the magical Nailig at around 12:30. We just entered the forest again… Continue reading The Leech Saga
The summit was breathtaking. You could see the campsite, Lake Nailig and another lake. The guide told us it was Lake Danao. Unlike the other summit I've been (Osmeña Peak), Mt. Talinis summit is so cramped. There was no space where we could have our group picture so we just content ourselves in batches. I've… Continue reading The Summit
After the well-appreciated rest and lunch break, we were back on the trail at 15 minutes to 3 PM. This time, we were in hurried steps considering our almost 3 hours schedule lag. Despite that, the boyfriend and I still managed to document our way. Then we had our first major stop after an hour… Continue reading The Climb: Next 4 Hours To Paradise
Our host was already at the port waiting, when we arrived at Dumaguete around 2 AM. We were told to rest until 5:30 AM. I didn't get rest though. I was so excited I dragged the time. When the alarm sounds, I quickly gather my clothes and took a bath. As I was putting on… Continue reading The Climb: First 4 Hours
In preparation for the much-anticipated Mt. Talinis Climb, last June 15-16 I was able to visit Osmeña Peak again.My attempt to create a long post failed. Not feeling chatty today. So I'll just post my favorite Osmeña Pictures!