Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dalton Pass, Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya


Santa Fe is the first town of Nueva Vizcaya. It is where the Region 2 marker can be witnessed.

If you're coming from Manila, it's right after the zigzag road of Caranglaan in Nueva Ecija.
About 4.5 hours travel from Manila, and a stop point for most buses going to Cagayan Valley.

The shrine and commemorative marker stand by the road’s highest point, which also offers a good view into the headlands. I spotted this signpost on my way to Tuguegarao and was eager to climb the view deck.
A landmark after the hour-long winding road passage of buses, known to be a historical marker- Dalton Pass, also called Balete Pass, is the scene of blood-spattered fighting during the final stages of World War II. 
It has a national shrine that  give honor to General James Dalton II.

The picnic area on the Pass's view deck is covered by fog on a cold day, sad to say, I never encountered the foggy sheltered place on that very day.

Sight on the viewdeck at sundown. Windy-cold but no-fog-day at Balete Pass in Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya.


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