These past few months, my friends and I have been climbing mountains and reconnecting with mother earth.
My reason before was to just experience a hike and to just have that profile-picture-perfect photo on a summit.
However, it all changed after my first hike in Mt. Batulao. There was this urge and excitement to climb one mountain after the other. Your body and soul get thirst with adventure and seeing greens and browns and hearing tweets and feeling water rushing through your feet.
Climbing made me realized that it is more than just an experience. It is being mesmerized and amazed with wonderful creations of God. It will also let yourself know your capabilities and how brave you are. It helped one of my friends to face her fear of heights. She’s now one of those who have climbed number of mountains.
When climbing with friends, it also makes the friendship closer and you get to know your friends even more. And not to mention, climbing with friends makes the difficulty bearable and makes the climb more fun and exciting. Your body will hurt more from laughing than bending it here and there.
Truly, nature is one of those healing thing that God made to help us cope up with everything. From knowing and challenging yourself, to healing your personal pains, or to just wanting to have that attachment to nature. It will make you more aware of taking good care of it because you’re in great awe of its beauty that you want the next generations to see it themselves as well.
And speaking of that, please, please don’t throw your garbage just anywhere you want. Bring a trash bag with you or put your wastes inside your bag and bring it with you down the mountain and dispose it properly. Let us all be responsible and a hiker-with-a-heart.
All our little contribution will be of help in taking good care of our environment, especially mountains, one hand at a time.
For those who want to try this activity, go and try it yourself! Maybe one day, I’ll be bumping into you on one of the beautiful mountains of our country. Don’t forget to say “Magandang umaga. (Good morning.)”, ha? Ciao! 🙂
P.S. Blogs for my Mt. Batulao, Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Gola hike will be up soon.