THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE 4. Route.
Bauko). Meals, bedding, and forage supplied by Mountain Restaurant on E. Bontoc Street, and by Mountain Club on E. Main Street.
Bontoc (Club Hotel ; rooms 5 ; rate, P4.) is the seat of government of the Mountain Province. It is a good-sized town, located in a valley and separated from Samoque by a river. There is a large and typical native village. The American quarters contain the Lt.-Governor's Office, the Hospital, the
Mountain Province Penitentiary, the Bontoc Club, etc. There are churches of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal missions, especialy the fine church of the latter, which are worth visiting.
Carriers supplied on application at Lt.-Governor's Office in Provincial Building. Post and Telegraph office in Provincial Building. Telephone in Provincial Building and in Mountain Club. For trip to Banaue and Kian-gan, See (E).
Bridgb across the Rio Chico.
(E) From Bontoc to Kiangan. (Distance measured from Provincial Building, Bontoc;* measured from Kiangan).
Creak (23. 4 km.). Excellent water.
Bontoc :a see above (D). Trail 1 to 2 metres wide. Leaves Bontoc at E. end of Main Street. At 1 km. Rio Chico de Cagayan forded during dry weather. When high water, cross river in boats or ferry.
Talubin (1,000 metres ; 10.5 km.) Igorot village E. of trail. Travellers desiring to visit same, follow trail leading E. from main trail at 9.3 km. From village old trails connect with main trails to Barlig and Dodo.
Dodo (Talubin; 12.3 km.). Shelter provided in Rest-house. No meals or bedding supplied. Carriers and forage supplied by president or other town official. Barlig, Lias, Kadaklan, Na-tonin, and Damag trail leads N.E. from Rest-house Square. Banaue trail leads E. from Square.
Polis (Summit 1890 metres ; 25.9 km.). Highest point on trail, crossing over Polis Range. Distance 59 km.
Camp (55.9 km.*). Shelter only.
Junction (36.4 km.*.) Trail to W. leads to LoA .
Banaue1 (i,ioo metres ; 35.5 km.*). For meals, bedding, and carriers, apply to Constabulary Supply Officer. Forage supplied by Provincial Exchange located at N. end of Plaza. Telephone located in Constabulary Offices. Trail for Mayoyao, Damag, and Natonin, leaves Plaza at N. Exchange. Trail for Kiangan leaves Plaza at N.W.
Short-cut, (35.5 km.*). Short-cut to Kiangan via Bababuyan leaves Banaue Plaza at N.W. Good only in dry
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