Shying away from the familiar beach trips, our developers decided to take a closer-to-mother-nature but tricky journey for their recent team outing activity. On February 23, 2020, they trekked from Barangay Budlaan to Mt. Kan-Irag or what is commonly known as Sirao Peak. They set off from Barangay Budlaan at around 10AM and arrived at the peak around 4PM. As they progress on their odyssey, they passed through scenic riverbanks and the majestic Kabang Falls. They took a quick break in the falls and marveled its glory as they made friends with other trekkers who also watched in awe as the water falls. Pressing on, they savored barbecue for lunch at a food stall they passed by. Being environmentalists at heart and living in the platitude of taking nothing but pictures, leaving nothing but footprints, and killing nothing but time, our developers picked up trash that were all over the trail and threw it properly.
After the seemingly unending climb, they reached the peak which awarded them with a panoramic view of the city below. The green meadows, the picturesque surroundings, the fresh air – worth the sweat! Truly, the best view comes after the hardest climb.
You might be wondering why it took them six hours to complete the journey. Well, it’s not because the trail is very tricky or that Sirao Peak is so far away. Rather, it’s because JK and Gil had too many cramps that they need to make several breaks along the way! What matters though is that they made it to the peak. And again, a thoughtful reminder, should you want to trek too or go anywhere, always remember what Chief Seattle said, “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”