days before my trip to Baguio City, it was raining hard because of tropical storm Helen. i was a little bit worried as this might affect my plan to travel to one of the mountainous towns of Benguet. i visited the PAGASA website everyday just to check the storm's direction and intensity. here comes Friday, the sun was out and tropical storm Helen was now in Taiwan. so i traveled by bus going to Baguio city. before our stop over at Tarlac terminal, our bus bumped an SUV which caused a delay on the trip. no injuries from the passengers of both vehicles but there were slight damages on the SUV's back end. i decided to transfer to another bus as it was already having an hour delay. dark clouds was now forming when we reached Dau exit along NLEX. heavy rain poured down by the time we reached Tarlac but the rain stopped when we reached Pangasinan. arrived in Baguio late, had some time to chat with Darwin, Binx, Lyn, Abby and Jeff along session road eating pasta with hot chocolate until 1:30am. then, we traveled to La Trinidad as i was set to stay at the guest house of Benguet State (BSU) La Trinidad.
woke up and the sun was out. it's just my second time to be in La Trinidad so i took some time to walk around the area and visited barangay Balili which was at the back of BSU.
by noon time, i noticed that fogs started to cover some of the hills around the town. i decided to visit the Benguet provincial capitol just few minutes away from BSU. since it is elevated, you'll have a good view of the town of La Trinidad from its front ground.La Trinidad being the capital town of Benguet, is also known as the strawberry capital of the Philippines. the strawberry field can be viewed from the capitol. went back to BSU and noticed that the fogs are now thicker that it started to reach the ground and cover the hills. you can observe how the fog covered this hill taken from the BSU soccer field. who would not love to play soccer there?
at the back of the campus, there's a creek that separates the campus from a hill. one hanging bridge and another bigger bridge connects the campus to the hill. more houses can be seen and are mostly dormitories for students studying at BSU.rested for a while as i was preparing my self for a longer hike in the mountain range of Benguet the next day.