Budlaan to Sirao, A Trail Blaze Climb
I would say, and I might always, that I do not conquer mountains nor peaks for they are not my enemies, instead I befriend them as I feel no more at home when I summit them. Then they welcome me with the grandeur of what I have overcome to have visited them.
Last April 11, I was all psyched up to trailblaze a route from Budlaan to Sirao Peak or find one. While less than merry because we were short of company, the experience was still exhilarating at most, fun at worst.
Budlaan Falls was captivating, both in splendor and the horror of her damage from our hands.
I though of Kanirag as friendly, almost extending a beckoning hand, but he was not that easy to summit. A mid-afternoon assault imposed heavily on us the howling heat of the sun and unfriendly tall grasses pocking our hands and faces when they could. Bring an umbrella when you can!
The reward however was breathtaking. The 700m summit offered a shade, cool afternoon breeze with a majestic landscape view of Cebu City and her northern regions.