Category: Villa Verde Trail

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!

Villa Verde Trail, down the Pangasinan Side, end section

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 […]

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Villa Verde 32nd Div. Red Arrow Monument updates 2019-06-13

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 […]

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Overnight on Villa Verde Trail 2019-06-12

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 […]

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2018-11-16 Villa Verde Hike, Middle Section

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 […]

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Villa Verde Trail Update 2018-11-15 & 16

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 […]

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Malico Village Museum

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 […]

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