Friday, February 29, 2008

Mt. Gulugod Baboy

Mt. Gulugod Baboy lies in Brgy. Maligaya, Mabini Batangas. The mountain is good for beginners since it is a 2-hour and a moderate trail. The campsite can accommodate a large number of hikers. But what is most awaited here is when you go down. There are lots of diving resorts here where you can jump in after the trek.

The trek, actually should a day trek, but because of some pasaways, we're started to ascend at 6 and reach the campsite at 8. I don't bring my headlamp since we'll reach the campsite with the sun still up...pasaway din pala ako..But still we reached the campsite safe and all complete thanks to Kuya Anoy maliwanag ang headlamp nya, saka all my expenses were paid by him..libre nya tlga ako..hehehe..

Si Kuya Anoy yong nasa likod ko..yong nakaharap hemple..

Suggested itinerary

Brgy. Ligaya, Mabini, Batangas

Day 1:

9:00 - 10:00 - Assembly time - 711 Buendia
10:00 - ETD Buendia - Bolbok
12:00 - ETA Bolbok Alps
ETD Bolbok - Anilao
12:30 - ETA Anilao Philpan
ETD Anilao Beach Resort - Philpan Beach
1:00 - ETA Philpan Beach
1:00 - 2:00 - Lunch

- Socials
- Travel Arrangements (home & island hopping)
2:30 - Ascend
4:30 - Reach Campsite
4:31 - Happy Hours

Day 2

7:00 - 8:00 - Light Breakfast, Break Camp
8:00 - 9:00 - Descend
9:00 - 4:00 - Happy Hour
4:00 - 4:30 - Philpan Jeep terminal - Bolbok
4:30 - 5:00 - Jeep terminal - Bolbok
5:00 - 7:00 - Bolbok - Manila
7:00 - Volt out

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mt. Pulag Itinerary

Day 1 (march 18)
23:00 – Assembly at Bus Station
23:01 – ETD Manila to Baguio city

Day 02 (march 19)
06:00 – ETA Baguio city,Breakfast /Dangwa terminal /market ….Arrange transportation to
Baguio to Ambangeg.
07:30 – ETD Baguio city to Sitio Adaway Ambangeg…DENR station
11:30 – ETA Ambangeg,register and attend briefing at DENR station
12:15 – ETD DENR to ranger station / lunch
14:00 – Start Trek to Camp 2
17:00 – ETA Base camp (grass land) Set camp

Day 03 (march 20)
04:00 – Wake-up call / breakfast
04:45 – Start trek (go for sunrise)
05:30 – ETA summit (pixs taking….)
06:30 – Resume trek ascend to Akiki trail
11:30 – Take lunch at “Marlboro country/Helipad”
12:30 – resume trek towards Eddet River
17:30 – ETA Eddet river/ set camp

Day 04 (march 21)
06:30 – wake-up call / breakfast
08:00 – start trek
12:00 – ETA Kabayan, take lunch
13:00 – free time / set camp to kabayan school ground….

Day 05 (march 22)
07:00 – wake-up call/ break camp
08:30 – ETD kabayan to Baguio
12:30 – ETA Baguio city
13:00-20:00 – Gala time……
20:30 – ETD Baguio to Manila
02:30 – Home sweet Home….Manila…

Day 04 (march 21)
06:00 – Wake-up call /breakfast, break camp
07:30 – Start trek going to Kabayan
11:30 – ETA Kabayan, take lunch
13:00 - Arrange transportation going to Banaue or Bontoc…Sagada..
18:00 – Reach sagada..
18:30 – Arrange lodging for overnight sleep of ask permission to pitch tent in one of the open
Field with in Sagada premises

Day 05 (march 22)
06:00 – wake-up call / breakfast
07:00-13:00 – Gala time…pixs……..
13:30 – ETD Sagada to Baguio
22:30 – ETA Baguio city
23:30 – ETD Baguio city to Manila
06:00 – (march 23) Reach Manila…Home sweet Home…..

I can't wait for this day to come..hehehe..kulang na lang hatakin ko na ang araw'm so excited..

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Philippines' Top 6 Highest Peaks

1. Mt Apo in Mindanao has 9689+ft and it lies in Mindanao

This was taken in Lake Venado
2. Mt Dulang-Dulang, a Kitanglad ridge, has 9637ft asl and it also lies in the heart of Mindanao.
3. Mt Pulog also known as Mt.Pulag lies in Cordillera has 9610ft asl. Mt.Pulog is the highest mountain in Luzon and 3rd in the Philippines.
4. Mt Kitanglad has 9509ft asl

5. Mt Tabayac in Cordillera has 9322ft asl

6. Mt Piapayungan also in Mindanao has 9233 ft asl.

This are the mountains that I want to conquer. I’m done with the highest, Mt. Apo on April 4-10, 2005 and this coming Holy Week, March 18-23, will be at the 3rd highest which is Mt. Pulog or Mt. Pulag.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tapia Falls in Batad, Ifugao Province

This is the Tapia Falls, can be found in the heart of Batad where the most beautiful Banaue Rice Terraces lies.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Whew… This is our induction climb in Tarak Ridge in Bataan. This is the end of all the burdens of being a trainee, lol, but we really have fun during those training times… We have a great bonding time even some were not able to attend the induction for some personal reasons.

Unfortunately I’m not feeling well when we climb the Tarak Ridge, I have a fever but still I made it til we went down and have some good time til we finally go home..

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Majestic Mount Apo

We camp at Lake Vinado where you can almost reach the top of Mt. Apo..too close huh? Yeah I was there and was able to conquer the Philippine's highest peak. It was my fulfilling moment as a mountaineer, thus still longing for more (but I need to save more I'm longing for more..I want to surmount the top 5 highest peaks and after that I'll still want more..hahaha..