The Philippines Jeepney, refashioned from the old WWII days, rode up the narrow, one lane dirt gravel mountain road in steep angles and curves so sharp you’d have to go 5mph and back up to readjust. To my immediate left, looking down the window, I saw the cliff’s edge just inches away from the wheel. One wrong move and you’d be over the edge.
I tried to avert my attention to the fact that my life was in the hands of a driver and I had no control over the ride. I reassured myself that he had probably driven this route 1,000 times. Leave it to the locals. As we slid on our seats from left to right, I knew the initial venture to climb Mt. Pulag–the getting there–would be more scary than the actual trek.
Mt. Pulag is the Philippines 2nd (some say 3rd) highest peak at 2,922m high. I got a chance to trek and camp overnight with a photography group who sponsored 50% of my travel fee and even let my boyfriend go for free. I’ve been wanting to add more adventure, travel, exercise and outdoors in my year and January has been off to a great start.
We were literally above the clouds. Camped out for the night, I saw the full moon rise behind the mountain and slowly peek its way up. Breathtaking.
I almost didn’t go. Thinking it wasn’t feasible or that I wouldn’t know anyone or some excuse or the other. But it was a beautiful trek and I couldn’t resist a chance to experience the great outdoors.
When was the last time you turned down an opportunity to experience the world?
When was the last time you took it?
Janet is a graphic/web designer for indies in the holistic and creative arts. She is passionate about working with creative world changers and showing people how to march to their own beats. You can email her at email@example.com to introduce yourself or work with her. If you enjoyed this, sign up for more updates. Twitter • Facebook • Google Plus
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