Monday, May 12, 2008

Lahar river walking

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to get to one of our partner communities, we have to cross a river. the community members told us that before the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, the river was deep and clear, and you can go fishing. there used to be a hanging bridge over the river, but unfortunately some careless foreign visitors caused one of the cables to snap. crossing the river on foot is a great experience anyway. it just turns ugly during the rainy months when the water level reaches the hips, and the current's too strong. imagine living atop the mountain, and you had to walk, cross the river, and walk some more.

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