Sunday, March 22, 2009
In consonance to the celebration of Linggo ng Mount Matutum, 2 LOGSACs had once again climbed Mount Matutum on March 19-21 using Linan trail of the municipality of Tupi, North Cotabato. Papong and Jonas, two of LOGSAC’s pioneering members joined this year’s edition of Amyak Maleh Matutum, an initiative of the Local Government of Tupi aimed at rehabilitating and restoring the mountain they called “life”.
This expedition is the fourth time for Papong and second for Jonas, who along with other Mindanao mountaineers aspired to create a minimum yet great contribution in sustaining various initiatives towards protecting major watersheds and to cope with the current climate change.
“The trail is new, highlighting several verdant vegetations and alluring waterfalls. This time, the trail is more technical,” said Jonas.
Mount Matutum is a major watershed area supplying potable water to cities of Marbel and General Santos and the provinces of Sarangani and South Cotabato.