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Dalton Pass aka Balete Pass

Santa Fe is the first town of Nueva Vizcaya if you're coming from Manila, 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.

I spotted this signpost on my way to Tuguegarao and was eager to climb the viewdeck. 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 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 Ifugao Rice Terraces.

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.

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