Uphill battle. We paced peak after the other with each one offering a landscape of its own. They are surreal. The idea of us being unwanted and the idea of them being untouched seem to sink in. Committed for the month of May, we found ourselves in the midst of nowhere in Ternate Cavite. Pico De Loro was our 3rd destination for 2013. Gaining new friends as we ascent, may it be a friend’s friend or a fellow trekker or even the locals. Collecting mementos as we descent, capturing that millisecond of being jovial and carefree. The life of being me. Never did I imagine myself to be this outgoing. This is now my life – – – to keep on travelling while young. I understand that they will not leave, but I, soon, will wither. I will inevitably age and I fear to regret the things I should have done.
“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.” ― Dallin H. Oaks
There are trails and signs along the way. No need for tour guides since no one will offer you once you arrive at DENR/ jump-off point unless you’re part of an agency =)
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Small things that form part of that bigger picture. Small things that make a big difference. We are free people looking for lavish demands. Free people dreaming for an ideal life. Free people realizing that we are not after all FREE.
PICO DE LORO
Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3