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    Posted July 7, 2014 by
    Mt. Sicapoo, Philippines
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    River crossing at Mt. Sicapoo


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sherbien Dacalanio is a self-proclaimed mountaineer with a passion for climbing and a love of nature. He captured these images at several river crossings during his expedition on Mount Sicapoo in the Philippines, this year.

    Dacalanio said, "Mt. Sicapoo is known for its rosary trail because of its agonizing trail of river crossing...If its rainy season, no one is allowed to climb this mountain because of the overflowing river and massive rapids."
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    Rivers… unusual and enchanting stories… amazing scenery… source of liquid for living things…

    The one thing I love about rivers in the Philippines are the crystal clear waters in remote and far flung areas - like 10 hours to one day walk to reach the majestic beauty of every hidden rivers in our country….

    Most civilizations in the world started in rivers – the mighty liquid coming from this body of fresh water is source of drinking and fresh water fish that serves as food for ancient people… But for mountaineer like me, fresh water coming from rivers quenches our thirst on a hot and humid trek, also a good camping ground - and when night falls - on bonfires, some strange stories unraveling…

    A wanderlust who loves adventure will definitely found him into adrenaline rush when climbing Mt. Sicapoo… On the first day of trek to the summit, 9 rivers will be crossed… beating the rapids is too much fun I surely promise… Plus the stunning view of boulders, greens and dried grasslands of the mountains due to summer and clouds covering another peak is picture perfect. Browse photo 2 and you’ll surely get what I mean…

    Boating, rafting, kids having fun and dragonflies perching are some sceneries found in different far flung rivers in the Philippines….
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