Kanlaon National Park https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/ Kanlaon National Park Photo from the First Kanlaon Safari Photo taken during the First Kanlaon Safari that was held in 1977. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877413 95877413 A Group Climb Sponsored by Deuter and Treksplore Climb sponsored by Deuter and Treksplore. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877411 95877411 Resting along the trail Resting along the trail https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877412 95877412 View of the summit View of the summit https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877414 95877414 View from the summit View from the summit https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877415 95877415 We made it We made it. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877416 95877416 Photo at the peak Photo at the peak https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877417 95877417 Who wants to bungee jump here? Who wants to bungee jump here? https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877418 95877418 What a joy to stop and rest What a joy to stop and rest https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877419 95877419 The Old Crater The old crater, now a lagoon. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877420 95877420 At the Jardin sang Balo At the Jardin sang Balo, Garden of the Widow. The altitude and the poor soil create natural bonsai trees here. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877421 95877421 Posing at the Jardin sang Balo Posing at the Jardin sang Balo. It isn't known who the widow was and whether she lost her husband here or she comforted herself after her loss by gardening here. The Jardin is beautiful, a masterpiece of natural landscaping garden. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95877422 95877422 Margaha Valley Located just below the base of the presently active crater is the Margaha Valley, Kanlaon's old crater. It is a breathtaking sight from above and definitely one of the highlights of a Kanlaon climb. Photo by Joan Honoridez https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=96041777 96041777 End of the Road The road ends here for vehicles. After that, trekkers wishing to go up the Wasay Trail have to go their merry way on foot. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983485 95983485 The Wound Isn't that Big Scrapes and scratches are no big deal. Every trekker knows these are part of the deal. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983486 95983486 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983487 95983487 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983488 95983488 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983489 95983489 Giant Fern in Mt. Kanlaon Giant Fern in Mt. Kanlaon https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983490 95983490 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983491 95983491 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983492 95983492 2008 Protest Climb To protest the geothermal development of Kanlaon 28 plus brave souls staged a protest climb inside the protected area of the MKNP without a trekking permit. They were not trekking. They were exercising their right to express dissent against the government. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983493 95983493 Kanlaon is not for sale To protest the geothermal development of Kanlaon 28 plus brave souls staged a protest climb inside the protected area of the MKNP without a trekking permit. They were not trekking. They were exercising their right to express dissent against the government. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983494 95983494 Room for tents only for the Women Room for tents only for the women. This isn't a regular campsite, people. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983495 95983495 Is this how they spent the night? Is this how they spent the night? They didn't have tents or sleeping bags. Brrr. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983496 95983496 Love this cool morning in Kanlaon Love this cool morning in Kanlaon. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983497 95983497 Nice and Warm Nice and comfortable in a thermal jacket and a woolen cap. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983498 95983498 Not enough cover Not enough flat ground for tents so the men had to sleep beneath tarpaulin stretched out to provide cover. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983499 95983499 A bit cold here A bit cold here if not for the jacket and the cap. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983500 95983500 King Jake and his court at the campsite King Jake and his court at the campsite. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983501 95983501 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983502 95983502 All Set for a Big Climb Set up for the climb. Wish we could go all the way up to the crater, at least to Jardin Sang Balo. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983503 95983503 It's hard to see little bugs when you're focusing on where you're stepping. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983504 95983504 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983505 95983505 We're climbing for God, for country, and for the environment. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983506 95983506 Where is he going? Where does he think he's going? Notice the density of the trees in this part of the park. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983507 95983507 Anthony warming his hands. Anthony Lizares Si warming his hands. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983508 95983508 Vines growing on an almaciga Vines growing on an almaciga https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983509 95983509 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983510 95983510 The canopy blocks out the sun in some areas The canopy blocks out the sun in some areas. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983512 95983512 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983513 95983513 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983514 95983514 Settling down for the night. Settling down for the night. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983515 95983515 No Backpacks, No Sleeping Bags No backpacks and sleeping bags. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983516 95983516 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983517 95983517 Illegal Logging Continues to Be a Problem Illegal logging continues to be a problem. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983518 95983518 Who knows where we are? Who knows where we are? https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983519 95983519 I don't want to get my feet wet I don't want to get my feet wet https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983520 95983520 An Almaciga Tree The Almaciga is endemic to Negros and it is also threatened by illegal logging and kaigin. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983521 95983521 What a beautiful forest What a beautiful forest https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983522 95983522 Hope this river hasn't been polluted Hope this river hasn't been polluted by Energy Development Corporation's geothermal project. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983523 95983523 Who Shot This Bat in the Protected Area? Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park is protected area and hunting is not allowed. Whoever shot this poor bat should be punished. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983524 95983524 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983525 95983525 The X on this Almaciga marks it for destruction The X on this Almaciga marks it for destruction. Energy Development Corporation was given a permit to cut down 4,000 trees for the road and well pads of its geothermal project inside the primary forest of Mt. Kanlaon. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983526 95983526 The Wasay Area of the Park has the best preserved forest area The Wasay area of the park is where the primary forest is best preserved. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983527 95983527 Starting the Climb Via the Wasay Trail The Wasay Trail is one of the longer routes to the crater but it takes the trekker through the best parts of Kanlaon's forest. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983528 95983528 View from the Starting Point View from the Starting point of the Wasay Trail to the crater. The mountain in the distance is not Kanlaon. https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95983529 95983529 https://palmasdelmar.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=95993707 95993707