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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Zipline, cable car and uniquely shaped Agong house

Ay! Darna pala. Weeeeeee! I had a blast doing the 40-second zipline ride at Camp Sabros, Kapatagan, Digos last February 25, a non-working holiday. I did it twice in tandem with friend, Agnes. The zipline is touted as the longest zipline in the Philippines at 370 meters long with its cable suspended 180 feet above ground crossing one valley to another.

Camp Sabros is located in the highlands of Kapatagan, Digos City which is about an hour ride from the city proper. Digos City itself is an hour ride from Davao City. Going to Camp Sabros is easy. Coming from Davao City, we took the Holiday bus from Ecoland Terminal and were dropped off at the new Digos terminal. We took a pedicap going to the old Digos terminal and from there, vans and jeeps are available for hire at the old Digos Terminal. P70.00 for the jeep fare and just tell your manong driver to stop at the military checkpoint at Sitio Sabras. From the checkpoint, you hike about 30 minutes (about a kilometer distance) to the campsite.

Our fatherly jeepney driver made a deal with us. He’d take us to Camp Sabros and Agong House at P100 for each of us and we won’t have to do the “alas puno” thing for the jeep to get going. Thus, off we go! He suggested to pick us up at the military checkpoint by the highway at 12noon; but we were positive that we’d make it by 11am. Well, we didn’t expect to be too giddy to check out the time that by the time we made our trek back to our rendezvous site with him it’s already past 12noon and our tummies were already complaining big time for the missed lunch.

The grandfather of Philippine mountains, Mt. Apo, was more than willing to show off his beauty that morning. Thus, the hurting butt tolerated better the torture of the bumpy road from Digos city proper to Kapatagan.

Halhal? Smile pa rin Of course, picture taking is never forgotten but for us, city dwellers, the 30-minute hike up to the campsite made our hearts palpitate. Thank goodness to our Holiday gym sessions(that’s another story), nobody passed out.

Gosh! I miss my mountain climbing days! I wish I can do it again!

Even shy Mt. Matutum peaked out from the clouds to check us out while we were hiking to the camp

The gate of Camp Sabros...naa nami!! Andama inyong kusog!

Gutsy family preparing for their flight. Huh! I got worried of those kids but I’ve seen them after their ride and they looked ok and giddy

Off they go!

The real flying heroes!

If the 40-second zipline will pump up your heartbeat, the peaceful cable car ride will lower it down. Of course, for the scaredy types, the height will get you praying and as for the guy scaredy types, your balls will freeze over hehehe!

Fog starting to cover our trail down the highway..looks like we were in heaven.

Agong house.


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