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Coming Home to Ayala Mountaineers with Mt. Manalmon

At the summit, overlooking the Manalmon river.  Partially seen on the left is Mt. Gola.
At the summit, overlooking the Manalmon river.
Partially seen on the left is Mt. Gola.

I’ve long missed hiking the mountain trails.  After my last hospital stay, I was ordered by my doctors to lose weight. I tried, first getting a gym membership (short-lived, as I found it boring, save for the leg presses), and now, walking. But it’s just not the same. There was something missing. I suddenly missed the sea of clouds. Of the dwarf bamboo that serves as the softest grass underfoot. The sky show the good Lord produces so extravagantly, at sunrise, sunset, and in the blazing star showers against the inky backdrop of the night sky. Continue reading Coming Home to Ayala Mountaineers with Mt. Manalmon