Villa Verde Trail, this is a sub category of my North Luzon Category. The Villa Verde Trail was used by the 32nd Inf. Div. to break thru the Salacsac Passes of the Villa Verde Trail in WWII. It was a savage battle with many casualties on both sides. Before that it was a foot trail used by the people to communicate between the Pangasinan and Nueva Viscaya Provinces. In 2017 a serious effort was started to build a two lane highway thru the two provinces. I have visited and explored it many times!
– Zd235. This is an image from NARA, a collection of about 150 images about the Battle of Villa Verde, Feb.-May 1945, half of the images are only the descriptions. This imge did not have a readable description but is in sequence with all the other Battle of the Villa Verde Trail and 32nd Division […]Read More
Ze404. Concrete is laid down piece meal and this section of concrete is already at the about 850 meters level and near the 633meters Ridge connection with the new Pangasinan-Nueva Vizcaya Road which follows the old Villa Verde Trail down along the North-South Ridge which runs parallel east and next to the Ambayoan River. We […]Read More
Ze391. (-01) this is the older 1945 32nd Div. Red Arrow Monument, without a plaque, and it is broken now. It has been moved by the road contractor to the left side of the Cabalisian River within the last 2 or 3 years during the new road and bridge construction. ________________________________ I changed my mind […]Read More
Ze371. (-01) THE MALICE COUNTRY INN, WE DECIDED TO STAY HERE, RATHER THAT IN SANTA FE. Camping out in the Malico, the Salacsac Passes on top of the Villa Verde Trail, 2019-06-12 Two friends and I wanted to walk down the Villa Verde Trail from the top to the bottom at Pangasinan. We drove to […]Read More
Zc921. 181116 Villa Verde hike, middle section 001. This is my GPS track of the walk and also gives you a bigger picture of the Villa Verde Trail area. ——————————————— Sections of the Villa Verde Trail are now being used to build a new Pangasinan to Nueva Viscaya Road. I started walking the trail before […]Read More
Zc889. The bridge over the Cabalisian River (Pangasinan End) which flows into the Ambayabang River is complete and is called Villa Verde Bridge ————————————- The new name of road is Pangasinan-Nueva Viscaya Road. The bridge over the Cabalisian River (Pangasinan End) which flows into the Ambayabang River is complete and is called Villa Verde Bridge […]Read More
Za474. At the Malico Village Museum on the Villa Verde Trail is a WWII Japanese Artillery piece. -It is about 20 km from Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya to the Malico Village at the Salacsac Passes and I noticed this sign about of the points of interest in Malico Village. The road, except for ½ km […]Read More