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boon-docks (buen'doks )  n.
     1.  an uninhabited area with thick natural vegetation, 
as a backwoods or marsh.
     2.  a remote rural area.
        [1940-45, 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 Website Overview.

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DISCLAIMER: Wilderness travel anywhere is a dangerous endeavor that requires expertise, planning, and preparation. Although the author 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