|boon-docks (buen'doks ) n.
1. an uninhabited area
with thick natural vegetation,
as a backwoods or marsh.
2. a remote rural area.
Amer.; Tagalog bundok mountain]
| When American GIs returned from Asia at the
close of World War II, besides Victory they brought home a new word
to add to the lexicon -- "boondocks". It is derived from bundok
the word for mountain in most Philippine dialects and decribes a place that is
remote and inaccessible.
The Bundok Philippines Website is about making the
boondocks somewhat more accessible. It's about the Philippine mountains
and other wild areas: where to find them and how to explore them. Besides
exploring, you'll find a little about their history and the important issue of
conservation. If this is your first visit, you may want to start with the
Copyright © 2000-2003 by Robert S. Gardner
|DISCLAIMER: Wilderness travel anywhere is a dangerous
endeavor that requires expertise, planning, and preparation. Although the
has tried to make the information useful and accurate as possible, he accepts
no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any
person using this Website.
" ... even the wiliest traveler should enter
each new range humble in spirit."
-- Mountaineering - The Freedom of the Hills