Clark Trail

Some families like to watch movies; several savor dishes in fancy restaurants; and, others enjoy shopping at malls. But not our family, bonding to us means braving the automobile ruled roads, enduring the man-and-nature-made inclines, and following a narrow grassy pathway on our individually and manually operated two-wheeled vehicles. ­­­Every weekend and holiday in or out of the metro, more often than not, you will see a line comprised of seven mountain bikers led by my mother, followed by my youngest brother with my father at his side, then my second to the youngest brother who I keep an eye on in front of my younger sister who is tailed by my younger brother.  A thousand pedals and turns have brought us to uncharted territories and breathtaking scenery – our family’s secret places.

I want to share our bike adventures to let everyone know that the world is truly an amazing place if you just keep on pedaling.

Location: Clark, Pampanga




During the World War II, this area was once been an airfield where the first Kamikaze aircraft took off. Proposed by the local historian and artist Daniel Dizon, a memorial continues to stand today to commemorate the Japanese pilots who offered their lives for their country’s sake.

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Note: Photos were taken with a smartphone and enhanced with Snapseed.

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