Certainly Exploring The Uncertain

Life is full of circumstances. We even doubt and asked ourselves if we are in the right path. We often think that we are lost, hopeless, tired – and lonely. We think that we are a total disaster then, fears swallowed all the feelings we should have felt; that we should have enjoyed.

But, we should look into the other side of our lives. We are obligated to look and see how happy, blissful and beautiful we are and appreciate the smallest things that surrounds because life is a daring adventure or it will be nothing.

Here’s to our story on how we survived from the uncertain adventure.

We went into an adventure without knowing the upshot but after all the fears boosted in our mind. We realized that we can do everything and anything without fears and all will become a mere challenge because exploring a place without knowing the circumstances that awaits was hard at first but a bombshell in the end.

Now, let’s be positive and explore.

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It was holiday and the weather was so happy that it can not stop crying, but we children went out! July may not be a good weather and eventually advised us to save a boyfriend for a rainy day and save another, in case it doesn’t. Well, we don’t need to save a boyfriend and no need to get another one because we’re too loyal to Mother Nature.

We then decided to explore Toledo, Cebu City after a month of being deadlocked in each houses and did nothing but watched Anime or any movies that may help kills our boredom or save our souls from wandering around. The weather may be good or bad, our souls were hungry of adventures. So, we decided to stepped on our brakes hard and fast.

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We started our trail around 7:00 in the morning, all the girls were set and ready to love the new ordinary adventure that awaits. We had our feet on the ground when our few meters walked became amazing because everything went sparkling.

We were astonished of its beauty, everything is so exquisite that we were too chary in every actions we made. We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, a kind of nowhere where we wanted to stay forever and never go back to reality – the tonic of the wildness – it is a necessity.

The smell of the soil after the rain was so loving, the green leaves that dances in every rhythm was so beautiful, the little sunlight that lovingly peeked on us was so adorable. Everything was so beautiful.

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We enjoyed the beautiful sceneries all the way and had our first stop in one of the cave’s mouth. Yes! We had to pass every cave in order for us to proceed, it was the only way. What was more surprising? There were seven caves and three waterfalls in all.

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This one hell kind of adventure was so amazing! During our caving, we were like crawling for 15 to 20 minutes in the dark with mud all over our bodies (we were enjoying every minute and every view inside the cave). We only had one flashlight and the rest of us were using cellular phone’s flashlight.

We thought, we will just have an ordinary trek but it was never ordinary, it was extraordinary. We did not prepare anything, we just brought ourselves and our spirits. Our plan was just to have an ordinary activity for our hungry souls. We did not even brought proper gears and all for this kind of adventure. But, it had nothing to do with gears or footwear or the backpacking fads.

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Certainly exploring the uncertain was a bombshell after all. We just have to be brave and positive in life. After the priceless adventure, we had these endless conversations about our unexpected experience.

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dakilanglaagan (left), laagsparkles (middle), janice canoy (right)

“The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our civilization—not bringing them with us.”
Ryel Kestenbaum, The Ultralight Backpacker: The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail

TIPS:

  • Ride a bus at South Terminal going to Toledo (fare P40.00)
  • Drop off at Lutupan
  • Ride a habal-habal to Campo 7 (P30.00)

DAY HIKE:

  • 6:00 to 7:00am – departure
  • 7:00 to 8:00am – started our trek
  • 8:00 to 12:00nn – lunch
  • 12:00 to 03:00pm – back trail
  • 3:00 to 5:00pm – back to the city
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