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Hiking Snapshots: Mudspring

Snapshots of the hike towards a mud spring in Makiling forest.

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Starts with a paved road

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About 8 km of roundtrip Mudspring hiking

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Apart from a class group of UP Los Baños students, I've seen foreigners in pairs only and few mountaineers. Hiking isn't a popular pastime among Filipinos in general

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It may appear quiet in the photo but it's not. All kinds of forest critter sounds you'll hear, some unidentified. Sort of forest babel

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Off from the main trail, this one leads to the mud spring

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Mudspring - a boiling mud pool

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A defeated sole in this type of terrain. Not just any sole but always a Nike sole

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Unidentified tree seeds

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Designed to fly and propagate

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One can squeeze in a play or an upper body workout while hiking by doing the Tarzan swing

Sorbetes in a Motorcycle

In the hilly roads of Mt Makiling where pushing a cart is too laborious for an ambulant vendor, it is but apt for this Arsenio Jr. sorbetes to be peddled around in a motorcycle.

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I like Arsenio Jr sorbetes than those mass produced ice cream brands. It is simply better.

The Library Building

Five years ago, I took these monochrome pictures of the main library of University of the Philippines in Los Baños. This Locsin-designed structure is one of the beautiful reasons to walk around or run in the campus.

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Facade

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Corner view

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Beautiful

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