Second trek experience! The first trek was last year, and it was a very long trek. I was surprised and happy about it. And this second one was a downhill experience starting from a small spring waterfalls below Barangay Pamutan. The trek was a four hours walk and I even forgot to bring my own food.
As we started the trek, my left knee was not in good condition so I had to be careful of where I step, good balance and execution of using proper strength to it. And that’s not all, I was even carrying my camera with me while going downhill in a tight path. Hahaha! My team was amazed and also got scared for me because I might break it but I was confident that it will be very safe, As long I’m careful with my balance and strength.
This is the last photo of my shoes before I ripped it off. What I’m really wearing is running shoes, not for trekking. It’s not really reliable for a rough walk.
The photo above was the first shoe that got ripped, so I tried to tie-it-up if it will still work and after 8 minutes, the left shoe also didn’t last long. So I ripped off both of the soles so I can walk properly but not that really comfortable with bad rocks.
First time saw a rock that broke like that. Is it because of age or is it coal? Could anyone explain to me why? ^_^
Encountered lots of this plants in the trail. And it even has a sharp needle under the leaves.
In this part of the trail, I thought we’re already near the dam so we can have our lunch somewhere near but it was a mistake. These dogs were with their boss for bird hunting.
While I was standing on a rock taking photos of the dogs and waiting for the team to gather, so glad Scott told me to be careful of the snake below me or I might get bitten. And here it is, a small snake showing it’s red tongue preparing to bite anytime soon if I startle him.
Met a local of Buhisan while on the trek. He was gathering woods to use in cooking their foods. He likes using wood than Butane because it’s expensive and it quickly out of gas for a couple of use.
These lovely trees look’s so nice and with 35mm lens on a full-frame camera, I had to find a good point-of-view while walking. And this is the best I’ve got without using my ultra-wide lens. And oh, if you’re on a trek to Buhisan, these trees is your guide that you are near at Buhisan Dam.
One of the bad parts of this trek is the small rocks! Yes, as I’ve mentioned before that I ripped off the sole of my shoes and with just a thin layer supporting my feet, these rocks are like giving me a massage for a long walk but still manageable. ^_^
Drone is now on flight mode to take a video of Buhisan Dam! This is the first time Martin pilot his drone in the trek because there’s just too many trees from our early trails. It’s not really 100 percent safe because there’s no good open space. This was his only chance to take an aerial video and the rest of our trek was his GoPro.
Finally, the trek was amazing! Nature is love! I want to invest on mountaineering so I can take photos of our lovely planet!
During the trek, I’ve been patiently waiting to arrive in a good area where there are good small waterfalls but nothing! Hahaha! Hoping for more mountain trek soon! I need to search for good shoes, bag, and a tent soon, so I can join some of my friends that are into nature. Don’t expect I’ll be buying expensive gears, I’m on a budget guys. See you on my next trek blog post. Soon!
And not to forget, thanks to Carlo Villarica of Zero Three Two for organizing this trek. And thanks to Kahlil Corazo as our trek guide.
Finally, one of my new friend, Martin, who joined this trek just published a cool video highlight at youtube! Check it out guys and enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe his youtube channel for more videos.