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Current Rank: 6 (Sports & Recreation)
Site Description: the travels of a solo backpacker through the untrodden paths of the Philippine 'back country'
Date Joined: Jan 28, 2011

Tags: mountians, trek, benguet, trekking, mountaineering

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on Apr 10, 2013taken by Jona last year at the labyrinthine Lanaya-saag In my last post I started off with a haughty line from the Dhammapada—Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone. In this three-part post I will give the re...

Run-Laon XL (Mapot - Guintubdan Run)
on Mar 30, 2013@ the crater “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” This passage from the Dhammapada has always been my travel dictum. And that is why you will often catch me on trails all by myself. But last Tuesday (M...

Mt Lanaya: Reverse Traverse
on Mar 10, 2013minimalist camping 2 My running buddy was running a 50K trail run in Hong Kong so last weekend was an opportunity for me to do the activity I originally loved doing—camping! I wanted the activity to be a fusion of my running training and mi...

Minglanilla-Cantabaco Run
on Mar 2, 2013Jake entering Campo Siete  Trail running is starting to feel like climbing where we can find new friends and good views. Last weekend, I realized that in trail running, we can also EXPLORE! the Cantabaco crag as seen from the trails of...

Boracay Run
on Feb 24, 2013Jake and the less crowded version of Boracay This was our third weekend training. Early Sunday morning, Jake and I ran the full stretch of White Beach in Boracay from D' Mall to the northern and southern ends of the beach. That was a little over 10k...

Life After the Mountains 2
on Feb 16, 2013somewhere in Minglanilla, Cebu I still love the idea of camping solo. But the idea of running the countryside and climbing a rock wall excites me more. That’s why I’m still putting camping on the back burner. Minglanilla: December 24th, 20...

Existentialism for P390: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
on Feb 9, 2013you'll know in part two why this is the primary image of this article Man has a penchant for seeking the Truth, the Good and the Right. And all three are founded on responsibility for one’s actions. Without acknowledging responsibility, there i...

Life After the Mountains
on Jan 11, 2013Running the trails of Minglanilla, Cebu Everything has an end, so they say. It will all come to pass. And this may also be true for trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts. After more than seven years of walking the trails in the country, I have started...

Buying a Tent
on Dec 13, 2012tents @ Mt Madja-as Trekking and camping ordinarily involve the use of tents. Your tent is your shelter when you’re out there. And just like any shelter, it should protect you from the elements. Shopping for a tent is like buying a premade house.

Minimalist Camping
on Nov 4, 2012going solo at Alto Peak in 2006 I have decided to switch to minimalism. Minimalist camping has probably not yet been given a clear-cut international definition. Its definition varies according to region. In some parts of the globe, an ax may be es...

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