Thank You for the Memories
It was a sad news to all outdoor enthusiast who has been and to those waiting the re-opening of Norzagaray rock formation that the Lioness Head Rock, resembled in the shape of a lioness is no longer in its natural formed.
The earth is full of remarkable and strange geological formations, sculptured by nature itself involving elements such as time, heat, water, winds and erosion.
The Lioness Head Rock and Rhino Rocks formations are supposedly two of the geological heritages in the town of Norzagaray, formed into a perfection slowly over a million of years.
From the top of this rock formation it give a 360 spectacular vistas around and beyond.
The excitement of climbing (rock scrambling) begins on the ground.
The climb maybe strenuous, but no one complaining, because the scenery and the rock formation itself is a rewarding and exciting in all aspect.
Unfortunately, all this are remain just a memories.
The rocks formation is located in a private properties, managed by SPAR Development Corporation .
March 31, 2016 GarayPost a face book fan page posted that the Lioness Rock has been destroyed by the SPAR quarrying company, despite the agreement to stop quarrying in that particular area.
Photo Credit: JB Brodeth and I. Castro Jr. via Garay Post
March of 2015, Gideon Lasco of Pinoy Mountaineers, made an open letter to SPAR Development Corporation to spare the Lioness and Rhino Rock formation from quarrying. Details click HERE
October 2015 SPAR Corporation resumes quarrying in the Lioness and Rhinos area despite the agreement that the said area will turn to an eco-tourism park. Details click HERE
Located in the private property is another tourist destination near Lioness and Rhino rock formations. The owner not withheld the place for the Filipino people especially for outdoor enthusiast. The cave is declared as National Heritage by the National Heritage Commission.