A Dream Has Come True

It does not matter how slow you go, as long you don’t stop. (Confucius)

Mount Pulag, acknowledge haven and paradise found for every climber and adventure seeker. The daring peak is a real gem of adventure and unforgettable experience that will cherish in your life time.

A reclusive sanctuary that stand up on its own mystical form of wonders.

Mount Pulag is a great place to commune with nature, it provides an endless expanse of mountain ranges, cold and clean air to breath.

Mount Pulag (or sometimes called Mount Pulog) is  the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest mountain in the Philippines at 2,922 meters above sea level.

This mountain hosts 528 documented plant species. It is the natural habitat of the endemic Dwarf Bamboo and the Benguet Pine, which dominates the the areas of Luzon Tropical Pine Forests found on the mountain side. Among its native wildlife are 33 bird species and several threatened mammals sauc as Philippine Deea, Giant Bushy-Tailed Cloud Rat (bowet) and the Long-Haired Fruit Bat

Mount Pulag is the only place that host the four Cloud Rat species. It has one of the most diverse biodiversity of the Philippines, with newly found ( since 1896) 185 grams Dwarf Cloud Rat, a rare breed (endemic to Cordiller) and the Koch Pitta Bird among its endangered denizens.

The boarders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Viscaya meets at the mountain”s peak.

The priceless adventure above the clouds

There are four major trails up the summit: The Ambangeg, Akiki and Tawangan Trail from Benguet and the Ambagui trail from Nueva Viscaya. The trails are managed by the Mount Pulag National Park,  under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

For almost two years, Mount Pulag remain as a dream in my heart and in my mind. A lot of hesitation played in my mind, because of being in my golden age, having alot of sicknesses, hospitalization and surgical operation in my body.

I ask my self…

Do I survived Mount Pulag?  The answer is yes!

A Dream Has Come True

Mount Pulag is not the first mountain I climbed. Because of my strong desire to climb Mount Pulag, I took the opportunities to become a part of a mountaineering group that I used as a training ground.

My first climb is a test of my body and mind

I discovered my limits

It bring out my worse

It push me to have the courage to pursue my dream, to climb Mount Pulag.

Exploring mountain is a fact that I explore myself.  This is a challenging maxim to motivate and extend more my limit and improve my worse.

Dream has come true, not mean as the end of all.

Instead…this give me more challenge to continue on.

A challenge that help me grow

That every trail strengthening my mind and soul.

Every mountain  increases my understanding.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give on.

 

Believe the impossible 

Hold the incredible

 

 

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that is was vanity…..But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for their may act their dreams with open eyes to make it.   ( T.E. Lawrence)

 

 

 

Reference:

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