Day 5 - November 2, 2011
The sound of the wake-up alarm disturbed my light sleep. It was 5:00 in the morning, and it's still dark outside. It's also our last day in Sagada, we're scheduled to leave by 1:00 pm. Good thing I have done packing my things last night before I sleep, now I still have a couple of hours to pursue the hanging coffins of Echo Valley.
I left George Guesthouse at 6:20 am. I walked pretty fast while having a mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness. I passed by the bus terminal, where we were supposed to ride for Baguio, and I was shocked to see the number of passengers in line. Inside my head, I was asking myself how the hell are we going down to Baguio. I then passed by the church and reached the cemetery, nothing was there but the charred pine firewood of last night's panag-apoy ritual.
|look at that, multitude of passengers going home|
|ashes from the panag-apoy|
I cautiously followed the trail, still slippery and wet, until I reached again the forking path, but this time, I know that the right trail is the right path. After a few more walks, vwalla, the hanging coffins welcomed me.
|hello again Echo Valley|
|I won't get lost for the second time.|
|ahh, the hanging coffins. this view was giving me chills. medyo creepey. I was solo all the way.|
|I was really nervous pero smile pa rin.. |
Mission Return to Echo Valley - success!!
I did not spend too much time with the coffins, who would want?. After a few snapshots, I left with haste. By 7:30, I was back again at the guest house.
Viaje Sagada-Baguio Series, Sagada-Baguio Trip for 7D6N (Oct 29-Nov 4, 2011)
Viaje Sagada | I Survived Cave Connection - Part 3
Viaje Sagada | Lost in Echo Valley - Part 4
Viaje Sagada | Pongas Falls and the Death-defying Trek - Part 5
Viaje Sagada | Witnessing the Begnas Ritual - Part 6
Viaje Sagada | The Might of Bomod-ok Falls - Part 7
Viaje Sagada | Blazing Rituals of Panag-apoy - Part 8
Viaje Sagada | Indigenous Flavors of Sagada - Part 9
Viaje Sagada | Soloing the Hanging Coffins of Echo Valley - Part 10
Viaje Sagada | Foodtrip in Sagada - Part 11
Itinerary | Sagada