Mt. Pulag is one of the most beautiful and sought after mountain trekking spots in the Philippines. The pond that shows up on the topo at the Buck Creek/White Mountain junction was bone dry. The Institute’s education model that combines academic learning with community building was developed in our Appalachian program and has been exported to other mountain regions.
The headwaters of the various drainages like Fish Creek didn’t feature any nearby obvious springs called out on the topo maps either. Most prominent was the bulky mass of Trayfoot Mountain right across a low saddle. It is the second highest mountain peak in the world and is located in Pakistan.
His academic background is in geology with an emphasis on mountain building processes. Overlooking from the peak, you can get a good view of the entire Davao City in the northeast, Digos City in the southeast and Kidapawan City in the mini-plateau top of the mountain, about 500 meter wide has a small crater lake.
There was no view; the mountain was, however, very prettily wooded, with a line of small greenstone outcrops sticking out in the woods. At any given moment in your climb, you may look up at the rest of the mountain and tell yourself that it’s too much, that you can’t do it. Maybe you think it is simply too difficult to lose weight, or to quit smoking.
Come on in…take time to browse…and if the spirit moves you, leave a comment! A set of quartzite outcrops to the left of the trail provided a decent view into Paine Run Hollow. When rocks on one side of a fault rise relative to the other, it can form a mountain.