Buntot Palos/Hiden Falls sidetrip to Panguil River Eco Park
Renante MinaThursday, October 16, 2014 1 comments

     My friend Gab asked me if it is advisable to hike by a first time hiker the Buntot Palos or most commonly known by the locals as Hidden Falls because he will invite his girlfriend, I said to him yes, although the trail is not so steep, but the problem is that the trail is very slippery and muddy when it is raining, just like the other trails like Mt. Marami, Mt. Batulao and other mountains, the same trail usually used by the horses.

     I went there last January 2014 with the renowned travel bloggers and other new friends and I’m confident because I already scaled the trail, and it is also advisable to a first time hiker who is physically fit and he can invite his girlfriend without any experience in hiking.

Registration area going to Buntot Palos/Hidden Falls

Cordillera Adventure 2014
Renante MinaFriday, August 8, 2014 3 comments

     I’m planning a Cordillera adventure for 4 days for this year 2014 and try to attempt again the Luzon 3-1-2 challenge, the three highest mountains in Luzon, (not in chronological order the Mt. Timbac estimated elevation 2,717 MASL, Mt. Pulag estimated elevation 2,922 MASL and Mt. Tabayoc estimated elevation 2,842 MASL). On my 4th day in God’s willing, I want to have my city tour and I’m planning to buy some clothes online for this trip and I found a great selection of cool Vans t-shirts and shoes at Zalora that can I use for my city tour.

Mt. Timbac

Tourist destinations in Sison Pangasinan - Elias Cave, Tawa-tawa Cave and Antong Falls
Renante MinaFriday, July 11, 2014 1 comments

     I received an invitation from BP Resty if I want to join him to explore his hometown in Sison Pangasinan and we’ll hike. I’m hesitant to join him because all I know in Pangasinan was plain and more on rice fields. He said he will scout the area if it is worth the visit. He went home to his hometown and he uploaded some pictures and gave the name of the waterfalls, I researched and gave the link to my hiking/climbing buddies that I also invite to his event, as they said just like an ordinary waterfalls because we’ve seen other waterfalls in other provinces that amazed us. Because of the world “exploration” I got interested and surely I’ll have this guilt feeling if said no to him because that was his first time to make an event and he always update me about the event and he prepared it for almost 2 weeks and for sure I’ll regret if I will pass his invitation. 

     My buddies and 2 other participants was also invited by Resty, we met at Victory Liner, Cubao and we leaved at the terminal exactly 4:00AM unfortunately we have only 4 vacant seats available we have no choice but to grab that opportunity and I sacrificed myself to sit at the aisle  because it would be much better to be early than to be late hahaha.
Our sample itinerary:
Sison Pangasinan

28-29 Saturday and Sunday
time: 8:00-9:00AM.

Day 1: Explore new mountain in Sison, Pangasinan
Day 2: Side trip to Antong falls, lunch and swimming.

Group picture with barangay Captain Richard

Wawa Dam and Pamitinan adventure
Renante MinaTuesday, July 1, 2014 0 comments

    My group created an event in Wawa dam in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban) Rizal because my group wanted a destination that is budget friendly and not far from Metro Manila, I already visited the place with my other buddies but we didn’t explore all the areas, only the dam, and I got an idea my first (visit the link Wawa Dam). When we talked with one of barangay staff in Montalban, Mr. Joni Delos Santos, he said that the place can offer caving, hiking and rock climbing. At first I’m hesitant to join with them for the reason that they don’t have an itinerary which means they don’t have specific place to visit. Sir Albert mentioned to our group page they will visit the waterfalls and the huge rock formation popular as rock climbing and rappelling in the area.

     Because of my 22days of being a Tambay mode in our house (Jobless) and no choice but to escape from the boring world in our house, I gave an idea to our group if we can visit the cave and the mountain, as they said they will check if swak pa rin sa target budget because we’ll need a guide.