Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dalton Pass

Last weekend (Aug 24-25) we were heading to Maddela Quirino. We decided to drop by at Diadi to see my husband's relatives.  

Before reaching Diadi, we went to Dalton Pass first. It was beautiful. Humahanga talaga ako sa nature lalo na't di ako sanay na nakakakita ng mga kabundukan. 

I checked my friend Wikipedia to know more about it.

Dalton Pass, also called Balete Pass, is a zigzag road that joins the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. It is located at about 3,000 feet above sea level, where Caraballo Sur meets the Sierra Madre. Being the only access between Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley, the pass became the scene of much bloody fighting during the final stages of World War II and bore witness to the death of almost 17,000 Japanese, American, and Filipino soldiers. It has a national shrine that gives honor to General James Dalton II, who died of a sniper's bullet. The shrine and commemorative marker stand by the road’s highest point, which also offers a good view into the headlands. Dalton Pass is likewise the gateway to the Iffugao Rice Terraces.

Actually, may Tito si Duz na Dalton ang pangalan. Sikat na sikat kasi to sa Nueva Vizcaya.

Outfit of the day muna nameng mag-ina.

Actually, last year ko pa binili yang terno dress namen. Naitago ko lang somewhere at nung nagiimpake ako bago kame umalis, bigla tong lumabas. Masikip na nga siya saken eh, pero pinilit pa rin - sayang naman eh. Hehe. :)

Here are the results of our photo op on top of Dalton Pass.

Syempre, di namen kinalimutan ang signature pose ng DuzEm.

Kame lang ang tao sa Dalton Pass nung araw na yon. We paid P10/head for the maintenance fee. It was cold up there. Parang Tagaytay or Baguio ang feeling. It was so peaceful and serene because it's surrounded by beautiful mountains. From the top, you will also see the zigzag road.

Sayang nga eh, kung alam lang namen na pwedeng kumain dun, nakapagdala sana kame ng food para dun na kame nag-lunch. Sa susunod na lang. Babalik kame, promise!

Till next time!


  1. Nice pics. Kamusta kaya dyan kapag gabi, may lights din at ok tumambay.

    1. Di pa kame nakapunta jan ng gabi. Di ko sure kung may lights. Thanks!