My family had the opportunity to spend our Christmas vacation 2010 in Sagada and the 2011 New Year in Baguio. My wife also gave me “visa” to try some trails during the vacation.
There’s not much action shots but hopefully you will still enjoy the pictures.
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It was supposed to be a solo ride from Sagada to Bontoc.
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Fortunately, I’ve met a fellow bike, Andrei, who told me that it’s too late already to go to Bontoc.
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Andrei, whom I’ve met the previous day in Mt. Polis on our way to Bontoc, served as my “accidental” trail master and a tour guide at the same time on my first biking day in Sagada.
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He brought me to Lake Danum.
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According to him, this natural water reservoir used to be clean and sparkling clear with lots of fishes. This famous landscape is half-way between Sagada and Besao- where Andrei originally came from. He is now a professor in UP Baguio.
On my second day of biking, I had the privileged to meet and be guided by Steve. He showed me the trails in Marlboro country (yes, there’s a local version) and Kiltepan.
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Steve also brought me to some dangerous down hills which according to him are his son’s playground. Continue reading