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Mt. Talinis: The Last Frontier of Negros Oriental (Part 2)

Mt. Talinis: The Last Frontier of Negros Oriental (Part 2)

We had a great sleep, thanks to the cool weather (12 degrees Celsius). The next day, we woke up to a cold, wet, gray morning as a gentle drizzle showered the landscape. The mist that descended on Lake Nailig made everything ethereal and magical as brilliant colors muted.

Mt. Talinis: The Last Frontier of Negros Oriental (Part 1)

Mt. Talinis: The Last Frontier of Negros Oriental (Part 1)

Ever since we started mountaineering, we’ve always wanted to climb the verdant slopes of the gorgeous Mt. Talinis in Negros Oriental considering that the mountain is relatively close to Cebu. And we heard exciting stories about it: the unspoilt trails, the virgin forests, the gentle lakes as well as the agonizing terrain, the dangerous slopes, and the exhausting trek.

We were not disappointed.

Mt. Napulak, A Climb in Stormy Weather

Mt. Napulak, A Climb in Stormy Weather

Sweethearts who go adventuring together stay together even in the midst of real and metaphorical storms. In our case, we encountered the former.

The climb to Mt. Napulak last July 27 to 30, 2012 was the first time that sweetie and I adventured together outside the Cebu island. Cebu mountaineers, Sir Ruel, Sir Ronald, Nicolo and Botchok; sweetie’s officemates, Nina and Pam; and the two adventuring sweethearts joined a contingent of mountaineers from Bacolod, Iloilo’s Higher Ground Mountaineers, and Manila to summit the mountain.