Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Preparing for Sumaguing Cave

That is me with the chicken legs. Rose loves to call them chicken legs because she is jealous of my skinny legs. Right next to me is of course Kamilah. She's got "wow" legs. Rose took this picture one early morning before we entered the Sumaguing Cave, a must place to see while in the mountain village of Sagada. According to http://www.visitsagada.com/2008/02/21/tour-sumaguing-cave/, "... as the Big Cave, it is perhaps the most popular and frequently visited place here. Sumaguing Cave has the largest chamber of all connecting caves in town (there are more than 60 known caves underneath Sagada). One needs to trek down a slippery trail from its mouth to see the magnificent formations of stalactites and stalagmites that took thousands of years to shape."

30 years ago I entered this cave. Not a lot people knew about it. Back then it was not easy to get a guide to go with you. I heard some foreigners died going at it by themselves. The trek is physically demanding and difficult and a bit dangerous. I thank God that Rose and I were still able to revisit this place. It'll probably be the last time. I'm glad we were able to share with Kamilah this experience.

More to come.