Bud Bongao Peak

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Wait... Did someone say "Jump"? Climbed 3,608 steps to get up here in the heat. Don't let this cloudy back drop fool you, the breeze came only at the top, meanwhile I was sweating bullets. I thought I was gonna run out of air. Also fed dozens of monkeys and a couple dogs bananas haha. This mountain cliff is considered sacred by natives, who believe that it has the power to heal. Many hike up to ask for blessings, as a ritual of thanksgiving, to pray in the Muslim shrines along the way and pay respects to the ancestors, buried there, who are believed to have first brought Islam to Mindanao. We met a family who were bringing their children to meet their ancestors. Beautiful things.

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