Mayon, PhilippinesLocation: 13.3N, 123.7E
Elevation: 8,075 feet (2,460 m)
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- A pair of climbers missing in treacherous weather on Mount Hood used a cell phone Tuesday to report that they had spent the night in a snow cave and were on their way down the mountain.
Climbers were expected off of Mount Hood on Monday, said Oregon authorities.
The men, described as experienced climbers, had been due off the mountain Monday afternoon.
One of the men called his girlfriend Tuesday to let her know they had dug into the snow for shelter when conditions became so bad they could not continue.
Earlier, search teams had been waiting for a break in the stormy weather before heading up the mountain. The temperature at Timberline Lodge, the resort where the climbers had left their car, was around 10 degrees Tuesday morning and snow was blowing sideways.
The resort, on the mountain's south slope, is at an elevation of about 6,000 feet on the 11,239-foot mountain.
Searchers included representatives of Portland Mountain Rescue, Mountain Wave, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, American Medical Response and the Portland-based 304th U.S. Air Force Rescue Squadron.More than 35 climbers have died on Mount Hood in the past 25 years.
Initao Cave Unusual species of bats with cauliflower-like noses can be found in this cave. This is the only region in the country where you can find these animals and perhaps unique in the whole world, are found here.
Shell Museum – This is the best place for shell lovers and those who appreciate the sea. The museum is located at A. Velez St., City Library Building.
Macahambus Cave This is one of the tunnels leading to a point overlooking Cagayan River. About 30-50 meters further is a 130 ft. gorge. It is actually a "miniparadise" of ferns, wild trees and gigantic rocks.
Libon - Lawit Waterfalls This tourist spot has 3 waterfalls connected by the same stream, intervals at 100 and 80 meters. Truly one of nature’s wonders.
Cagayan de Oro is considered as the gateway to Northern Mindanao. With its strategic location, it can easily be reached by any mode of transportation (be it by air, by water, or by land).
Cagayan de Oro is just 810 air kilometers away from Manila (Capital of the Philippines). By plane it is just one hour and twenty minutes away (1:20mins), approximately 30 hours by ship, and 40 hours by bus (travel through ferry boats).
Cagayan de Oro is just a 30-minute plane ride from Cebu; a 9-hour ride by ship.
Please contact your local travel agent for the fees, frequency, and schedule of these modes of transportation.
Arriving at the Cagayan de Oro Airport (Lumbia), you can spot numerous air conditioned taxicabs in queue. Taxis have open routes and can pretty much get you anywhere in the city and beyond. Flag down rates for taxis apply around the city. However, taxicabs that have lined up in the airport generally ask for Php 200.00-250.00 (around US$ 5.00) to get you to the heart of the city (downtown) or to the nearest hotel accommodation. If you are planning to go out of town (and you have not booked any car rental service), just talk and negotiate with the cab driver of your choice and heâ€™ll gladly take you to your destination.
In the city proper, there are several modes of transportation. The most popular means of traveling from one spot to another are the jeepneys (which come in flashing colors equipped with sounds). Jeepneys have been the staple ride of the Filipinos since the early 20th century. Fares of the jeepney rides range from Php 6.50 to Php 20.00, depending on the distance between your starting place and destination.
However, aside from the national highways, Cagayan de Oro also has little streets that are already out of the normal route of jeepneys. This is where the tricycles come in. These are motorcycles that have been transformed into another lucrative mode of transportation by being put on with uniquely designed bodies in order to accommodate more passengers. FYI, each province in the Philippines has their own unique form of tricycles. So if youâ€™re a curious traveler who wants to experience being a â€œlocalâ€ for a while (and you donâ€™t mind giving up the luxury of air conditioned taxis), then riding a tricycle may just be a good idea.
Cagayan de Oro is connected by two separate bridges. Marcos Bridge links the Kauswagan highway and CM Recto Avenue. The bridge serves a vital role for the continuity of the National Highway. On the other hand, Ysalina Bridge joins Carmen and Divisoria. Traffic can really build up in these areas during rush hours. And for the alternative commuters, they have the choice to take the River Taxi ride to get them across the other side.
Buses have no internal routes for the city itself. Nonetheless, buses are commonly used in going out of town, and the starting point of these vehicles are conveniently located at the Agora Bus Terminal and Westbound (Bulua) Bus terminal.
Car rental service is widely available in the city. Youâ€™ll have a wide range of cars to choose from (economy cars, premium cars, compact cars, luxury cars, minivans, SUVâ€™s and a whole more). Contact your local travel agent to book ahead or you can always make reservations in the internet.