Hiker Board: Mt. Damas

Mountain Profile Major jumpoff: Dueg Resettlement, San Clemente Tarlac Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. Papaac, Camiling Tarlac Elevation: 685 MASL Difficulty: 6/9, Major Climb Trail Class: 1-4 Days Required: 1-2 days Hours to Summit: 4-5 hours Source: Pinoy Mountaineer Rookie Mistakes I am no stranger to the whims of mountains but nothing prepared me for Mt. Damas. It is, incidentally, my […]

Weekend Warrior Tales: Mt. Pinatubo

The Catastrophe June 12, 1991. Nestled in the central Zambales mountains, Mt. Pinatubo was once just an ordinary mountain, thickly covered by a thriving flora. The area is the traditional home of the Aetas, the first Philippine settlers. But on an ordinary day, eruption columns came shooting to the sky, surprising the locals residing in the area surrounding it. […]