Jun 9, 2012

Mt. Makiling Everyday #11

This view of Mt. Makiling was taken at SM City Calamba, Laguna, PH.
One of the inactive volcanoes in the Philippines is Mount Makiling. It is situated in the province of Laguna and rises 1,090 meters above sea level. The forest found in Mt. Makiling is mainly lowland in type, with some mountain forest around the peak above 900 m. The forest on most of the lower slopes has been cleared or degraded, but an area of good quality lowland forest remains around the botanic garden and the campus of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños (UPLB). There are approximately 2,048 different species of plant.
"You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know." René Daumal

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