Up There – Mt. Pamitinan (426+)

Since my friends from the trilogy didn’t made it to the top of their third mountain last time, we rescheduled a “revenge” climb to finish what they started. This time, an hour earlier before the sun rises to catch the morning sea of clouds.

Vanilla Twilight

We arrived at Brgy. Wawa before 5am to make sure that we will be at the summit by 6am. Some final registration and meet-up with the guide, a little prayer, and the dim trek started. A little dark here and there, and the coldness of the morning felt new to us, since we are used to hiking Wawa during the day. Half an hour passed and we are already at the junction. We wasted no time and pushed through with the hike in the now rocky trail of Mt. Pamitinan. And after 20mins of fast paced climb, we already reached the first summit and waited for the sun rise.

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Transition period
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Sunrise

And as soon as little rays of the morning sun broke out from the sky, the clouds began to settle below us. It was a sea of cotton amidst the vanilla twilight. Who would have thought that you don’t have to go far enough to witness such an amazing phenomenon.

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Flowing

Overflowing

We then proceeded to the second summit of Mt. Pamitinan, where you have to go down a limestone cliff that has sharp rocks all over then a more trickier one as you ascend again to the tall rocks that marks the summit.

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Real sharp

Then as the sun got a little higher, the clouds began to overflow like a river from where we were standing and that was one of the best moments that we are going to remember from Wawa.

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Then we got back to the first peak to have have some rest and do those buwis-buhay shots for the 3rd time.

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Team RAK

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We descended down by 8am and reached the DENR office mo later than 9am. That was a quick but fulfilling climb. We were back at Cubao by lunch time.

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Itinerary and Expenses

0330  Take UV Express Van bound to Rodriguez (50php/pax)
0430  Arrival at Eastwood, take tricycle to Brgy. Wawa (60php/trip)
0445 Arrival at DENR-PPL Office, Register, secure guide (Reg. Fee: 2php, Guide Fee: 500php/5pax)
0500  Start trek
0530  Arrival at junction
0550  Mt. Pamitinan summit 1
0630  Mt. Pamitinan Summit 2
0800  Descend back to Brgy. Wawa
0845  DENR-PPL Office, breakfast, tidy up
1030  take tricycle back to Eastwood (60php/trip)
1045  Take Van going back to Cubao (50php/pax)
1130  Cubao

Expenses:
(For a group of 3pax)
Transportation: 140php
Fees: 170php + 20php Brgy. donation
Food: 100php

Total Damage: 430php/pax (safe budget: 600php/pax)

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
– Henry Miller

Go, Carve That Niche,
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Inside Out – Nagsasa Cove/ Capones Island

For the second time around, we are again at Nagsasa Cove. Following the exhausting trek up and down Mt. Balingkilat, we immediately rented a hut in one of the camps at the cove. We paid around 400php for an overnight stay including the pitching fee at the place with free use of bathroom and kitchen.

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It takes time and effort to get to know and understand. And when it does, you'll know that it was worth it

Paniki-zoned

We spent the rest of the afternoon letting our tired souls doze off for hours before we prepared our dinner. Night came and we had bonfire by the shore waiting for the peak of the Quarantids Meteor Shower while learning some basics about the constellations. Eventually, shooting stars came into sight from time to time but sometimes it is just bats whom we thought are also meteors, paniki-zoned at the least, and we called it a night.

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Away from everything, campfires bring out stories from your childhood you'd never thought would come back to life

The next morning, we broke camp and climbed the nearest hill to witness once again Nagsasa in her serene wholeness, isn’t she such a beauty?.

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But this is just another short affair with the cove. We descended down and prepared for our next destination. Our contact boat arrived by 10:30am and departed from place.

Capones Island

The last time we’ve been to Nagsasa, we failed to visit the neighboring islands due to bad weather, and this time, there’s no stopping us.

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Leaving Nagsasa for Capones

After an hour of boat ride, we arrived at Capones Island, which looks like an alligator from afar. The tide was so low that the boats can’t dock at the shore near the lighthouse since rocks will be damaging their hulls. The only choice is to swim going to the shore or to dock at the far end of the island and trek to the lighthouse.
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We chose the latter, after docking into the shore, we ate our prepared lunch first. Then off we go. The view was much more better when trekking than going directly into the lighthouse. It took us some couple of wrong trails to the beacon that it took us around an hour before finally reaching it after some exploration climb at the least.
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The other side of Capones Island

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Dilapidated, smoldering, and vintage. That is how the lighthouse greeted us. With the eerie vibe around, camping in here during the night would really be on our bucketlists.
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After spending some time at the top of the solar powered beacon, we trekked back to the shore and took another boat ride going to Camara Island, but the waves are not permitting that our engine stopped at the middle of the sea. We just went back to Pundaquit rather than gambling our chances of seeing Camara upclose.

Capping of the 2-day adventure is a quick visit to the Santos’ residence where they served us  with Chicken Adobo in Pinakurat, Yellow Fin Tuna Sinigang and Zambales Mangoes.

ITINERARY AND BUDGET
(As part of the Mt. Balingkilat traverse Nagsasa, here is the same itinerary.)

Day0
2200  Departure from Caloocan via Victory Liner (221php/pax)

Day 1
0030  Arrival at Subic Police Station, register
0200  Take tricycle to Sitio Cawag (300php/trip)
0300  Arrival at Sitio Cawag, meet guide, register (900php/5pax for traverse)
0330  Start trek
4300  Kawayanan, last water source
0630  Campsite, rest
0730  Mt. Balingkilat summit, breakfast
0845  Descend to Nagsasa Cove
1230  Arrival at Nagsasa cove
1400  Set camp, rest, free time (400php/cottage, free use of bathroom)
2300  Lights out

Day 2
0700  Wake up, breakfast, break camp
0740  Climb nearest hill (20php/pax, entrance fee)
0800  Highest point
0930  Back at campsite, tidy up, wait for passenger boat (1200php/5pax)
1030  Departure to Capones Island
1130  Arrival at Capones Island, lunch
1200  Start trek to lighthouse
1300  Lighthouse
1330  Ascend back
1430  Back at Pundaquit, rest, tidy up, take tricycle to San Antonio highway (60php/pax)
1700  Take bus going back to Manila (250php/pax)

Expenses:
(budget for 3pax)
Transportation: 1031php
Fees: 453php
Food: 300php

Total Damage: 1784php/pax

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so keep rolling under the stars.
– Jack Kerouac

Go, Carve That Niche,
Rex

Scorch Trials – Mt. Balingkilat (1100+)

Mt. Balingkilat Traverse to Nagsasa Cove
Subic, Zambales
Jumpoff: Sitio Cawag Settlement, Subic Town
LLA: 14.89 N, 120.11 E (est.), 1100 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 4-6 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 1-4
(www.pinoymountaineer.com)

It was supposedly a Timbak-Tabayoc climb over the weekend, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the event was cancelled and we ought to proceed with Plan B.

Since another group from the Timbak-Tabayoc climb wouldn’t let the coming days become climbless, they invited our group to do a Cawag Quadrilogy. But we are sure that we can’t finish a quad on a summer month so we opted to take the Balingkilat-Nagsasa traverse.

The Resettlement

We took the 10pm trip to Zambales and alighted at the Subic Police Station after 2 hours and a half. We then proceeded for a courtesy call at the station and had our pictures taken as well as sign the letter of intent that we submitted. By 2am we were assisted by the police officers aboard our tricycles and off we go. The tricycle ride took around an hour before we got into the far flung resettlement area of Sitio Cawag. It was surely pitch black and the sky was covered with billions of stars.

We met-up with our guides and registered. Some final preparations and we started the trek by 3:30am. The first leg of the trail was on an extensive grass plains without any trees and the dim trek lasted for an hour before we reached the Kawayanan: the last water source before the Balingkilat assault.

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About an hour on the never ending assault, light started to break out from the horizon and the grass trail is now illuminated that made the trek easier. Mt. Cinco Picos is now visible at the far end of the mountain range.

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Oh, Sunrise

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We continued for another hour until we reached the campsite, had our breakfast as the sun rays lighted up the rest of Subic Bay coastline and surrounding Zambales plains and also, Mt. Pinatubo. Balingkilat came from the local Aeta language meaning “Bundok ng Kidlat” (Mountain of Thunder).

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By 7:30am we have finally reached the summit of Mt. Balingkilat at 1100 MASL and the view will make you utterly speechless. The South China Sea Is now embraced by the San Antonio coves, namely: Anawangin, Talisayen, Nagsasa, and Silanguin.

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The top of the mountain is visibly interconnected via a seemingly knife-edged slopes with all the mountains around such as Dayungan, Bira-Bira, Nagsasa, and Cinco Picos.

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Since the sun started to heat things up, we then continued on our traverse down to Nagsasa Cove, which according to our guide, Kuya Joseph, will take 7hours more. While our friends at the other group descended down first to Mt. Dayungan for their quadrilogy.

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This is where things started heating up. It was around 10am when we are now at the very steep slopes of the mountain, loose soil and just rocks. There’s no tree cover to protect us from the sun and the our water supply won’t last long if this kind of descend will continue.

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We opted to hike down real fast but very careful on our steps. It was around 11am when we started to run out of water, with the sun going in berserk mode. The only comfort we got is to lie down on the dirt so that tall grasses provide shade for a while. It was a scorch trial indeed (read: I am seeing things) that a water source will be the best thing we are looking forward to. As we got down from the final steep areas of the mountain, the cove looks still far enough, and a massive plain of nothing but cogon grass greeted us with a warm (really warm) welcome.

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By 12 noon we were just too exhausted, but luckily a water source is now within our reach and as soon as we got our hands into the water, we were like kids delightfully seeing a pool for the first time. We arrived at the Nagsasa Cove by 12:30pm.

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ITINERARY AND BUDGET
Day0
2200  Departure from Caloocan via Victory Liner (221php/pax)Day 1
0030  Arrival at Subic Police Station, register
0200  Take tricycle to Sitio Cawag (300php/trip)
0300  Arrival at Sitio Cawag, meet guide, register (900php/5pax for traverse)
0330  Start trek
4300  Kawayanan, last water source
0630  Campsite, rest
0730  Mt. Balingkilat summit, breakfast
0845  Descend to Nagsasa Cove
1230  Arrival at Nagsasa cove
1400  Set camp, rest, free time (400php/cottage, free use of bathroom)
2300  Lights out

Day 2
0700  Wake up, breakfast, break camp
0740  Climb nearest hill (20php/pax, entrance fee)
0800  Highest point
0930  Back at campsite, tidy up, wait for passenger boat (1200php/5pax)
1030  Departure to Capones Island
1130  Arrival at Capones Island, lunch
1200  Start trek to lighthouse
1300  Lighthouse
1330  Ascend back
1430  Back at Pundaquit, rest, tidy up, take tricycle to San Antonio highway (60php/pax)
1700  Take bus going back to Manila (250php/pax)

Expenses:
(budget for 3pax)
Transportation: 1031php
Fees: 453php
Food: 300php

Total Damage: 1784php/pax

Notes:
• Kapitan Juanito Balosbalos (0999-549-4187)
• Guide: Kuya Joseph (0921-273-4187)
– A letter of intent is needed upon arrival at the Subic Police Station, and it is advisable to give them a call as well as the guides at Cawag to make sure that they will be meeting you upon arrival at the area.
– There are only two water source at Mt. Balingkilat during dry months, one is at Kawayanan and the second at the foot of the mountain going to Nagsasa.
– Signal is sporadic at the ascent and none at the traverse side going to the cove.
– Make sure to contact a boat service if you are not planning to go back hiking, as I have said, no signal at the cove.
– Start really early, the best time to climb the San Antonio Coastal Mountains is during night time.

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.
– Paulo Coelho

Go, carve that niche,
Rex

It Begins – Maynoba Circuit

Every now and then, Rizal province just keeps on surprising everyone of its natural attractions. As ecotourism hype took a notch higher this year, the impact has to be spread evenly.  Now, Tanay stole a little bit of limelight from Rodriguez; with Mt. Batolusong and its newest addition to the Sierra Madre cluster is Mts. Cayabu and Maynoba which opened its trails to the mountaineering community just a month ago.

Brgy. Cayabu, lies several more kilometers from the Brgy. San Andres jump-off of Mt. Batolusong. And so it begins.

Kay Ambo, Ba Yan?

Around 2 in the morning, our group assembled at Aurora Boulevard in Cubao to catch the earliest jeepney that goes to Cogeo Gate 2, we were able to ride one after 15minutes of waiting. It took 45 minutes before we alighted at Gate 2, but no Sampaloc bound jeeps are present. Instead of waiting for the first trip to come, we haggled with several tricycles to take us to Batangasan, and we got two, that is 450php per tricycle. It was a long ride indeed, and as we neared Brgy. San Andres, the air turned chilly, and the city lights were seen from where we are. But unexpected as it was, we stopped by Brgy. Cuyambay to realize that we passed by our destination several kilometers from it. But then we got back at San Andres where we rode another tricycle for 200php per trip and took us at Brgy. Cayabu after 20mins.

Kuya Ronald, the vice-president of their local tourism council welcomed us at Marning Resort where we will also register. By 5 in the morning, we started the trek, in high hopes of catching the sea of clouds.

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Around 30 minutes in the open trail, where you will be passing by sleeping cows, we are already at Mt. Cayabu, which came from the word “Kay Ambo”. A local who lives in here back in the days was called Ambo, and whenever people pertains to what this place is called, they usually respond with “Kay, Ambo” (it’s Ambo’s property), and generations passed it turned into “Cayabu”.

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We only passed by at the side near the summit since the summit trail has not been trailblazed, and its height still not determined.
Where The Rivers Merge

The trail is really ideal for beginners since assaults are hardly noticed and really similar to Mt. Sembrano and other Batangas Mountains. With cogon grass and little trees all through its length, the sun slowly peeked through several layers of the Sierra Madre mountain range.

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There were no sea of clouds, but to see the fog slowly creep through mountain tops, and witness the small streaks of light break through the unending horizon was a welcome change.

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We waited a little bit more at the trail to see the sun rise above where it initially hid itself before we summited.  And after an hour from Mt. Cayabu, the peak of Mt. Maynuba is now within our reach. At 720MASL, it is an open area with a flag hoisted at the top of a bamboo pole, cogon grass is all over and a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains.

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“Maynuba” came from the local tongue which means “where the rivers merge” because of the appearance of the ridge where the slopes have small rivers that flows down into a larger one where they ‘merge’ at the larger river at the bottom of the mountain.

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This is not really the true summit of Mt. Maynuba, since the higher one at the far end of the mountain is utilized as training grounds for military personnels, so entry is strictly prohibited.

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We had our breakfast and took a little rest before we proceeded on our descent to the 8 wonderfalls of the Maynuba Circuit.

Chasing Waterfalls

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Our guide recommended that we make haste on our way down since it will be a lot hotter when the sun shows up. We took another ridge trail before we saw a mountain that has a lot of vegetation in it, after an hour of trekking from open grasslands to forested area, we are now at the first waterfall on our list, the Natatagong Paraiso Falls.

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The second one is named as such due to the presence of Catmon trees in the area.

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Back in the days, locals used to wash out the gold ores in this part of the river to extract pure gold from their mining activities.

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A gargantuan rock that looks like it is ready to roll down anytime, that is Gugulong Na Bato Falls. We did a little cliff jump into its waters as we cooled down in its basin.

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The time it takes to finish the waterfalls depends on how long your group plans to stay at each waterfall and how many members there are.

Let us spread the impact, take the trails less taken, and experience outdoors in a whole new level. Climbing is not just for the sake of summit selfies, who climbs faster nor about who has the most complete gears. But this is about the camaraderie and real stories we get from the journey.

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Itinerary and Expenses

0230  Cubao, take jeep to Cogeo Gate 2 (24php/pax)
0315  Arrival at Cogeo Gate 2, take tricycle going to Batangasan (450php/tricycle)
0430  Arrival at Batangasan, Brgy. San Andres, take another tricycle to Brgy. Cayabu (200php/trip)
0450  Alighted at Marning Resort, Brgy. Cayabu, register, meet guide, final preparations (500php/5pax, 20php Envi Fee)
0500  Start trek
0530  Pass by Mt. Cayabu
0630  Summit of Mt. Maynoba
0730  Resume trek, descend to 8 waterfalls
0830  Arrival at Natatagong Paraiso Falls, explore remaining 7 waterfalls
1100  Back at jump-off point, lunch, tidy-up
1300  Travel back, take tricycle to Palo Alto (500php/tricycle)
1345  ETA Palo alto, take jeep back to Cogeo Gate 2 (30php/pax)
1430  Back at Cogeo Gate 2, take jeep back to Cubao (24php/pax)
1530  ETA Cubao

Ideal Itinerary

0100  Cubao to Cogeo Gate 2 (24php)
0200  ETA Cogeo Gate 2, meet service van from Cayabu tourism (2000php-2400php, max of 22pax)
0330  ETA Brgy. Cayabu, register (500php/5pax, 20php Envi Fee)
0400  Start Trek
0600  Mt. Maynoba summit
0700  Descend to 8 waterfalls
1100  Back at jump-off point
1230  ETD to Cogeo Gate 2
1400  ETA Cogeo Gate 2, take jeep to Cubao (24php)
1500  ETA Cubao

Notes:
Kuya Ronald, Vice-President Cayabu Tourism: +639084330444
Notes:
– Permits for dayhikes are not needed, but necessary for overnight climbs.
– As of April 2016, only 26 guides are in the roster, 27th group will no longer be accomodated.
– Van service by Cayabu Tourism meet-up will be at Cogeo gate 2, price ranges from 2000php-2400php.
– Signal reception at Brgy. Cayabu is weak and it is advised to contact key persons days before the scheduled climb.

Total Damage: 550php/pax (safe budget: 700php)

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Go, carve that niche,
Rex

Conquering Limits – Montalban Trilogy

MT. HAPUNANG BANOI
Rodriguez, Rizal
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal
LLA: 14°44′25.3′′ N, 121°11′30.4′ 517 MASL (+460m)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3.5 hours
Specs: Minor, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 1-4 with limestone scrambling
Features: Limestone formations, scenic views of Sierra Madre and Rizal province

MTS. PAMITINAN AND BINICAYAN
Rodriguez, Rizal
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal
LLA (Pamitinan): 14°43′51.7′′N 121°11′29.2′′ E 426 MASL
LLA (Binacayan): 14°43′30.5′′N 121°11′26.1′′ E 424 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1.5-3 hours (P); 2-3 hours (B)
Specs: Minor, Difficulty 3/9 (P); 3/9 (B) / Trail class 1-4
Features: Limestone formations, scenic views of Sierra Madre and Rizal province
(www.pinoymountaineer.com)

The author has visited Brgy. Wawa in Rodriguez, Rizal twice. And upon seeing feats of Tri, Quad, Pentalogy climbs, they answered to the challenge and tried to conquer their limits. This is the third time that he’ll climb it’s mountains, but this particular climb, his group of three people will try to summit three peaks in one day, as they say, third time’s always the charm.


To The Dragon’s Head

It was around 5am when we met up at Gateway, Cubao, supposedly this is a five member group, but only three of us showed up. We immediately took the UV express that goes straight to Eastwood in Rodriguez (50php/pax). By 5:45am we were already at Eastwood and hailed a tricycle that will take us to Brgy. Wawa (60php/trip). And as soon as we arrived at Brgy. Wawa we registered first, paid the corresponding fees and secured a guide, then we started the trek.

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Because in the mountains, the terrain dictates our path.

First on our list is Mt. Binicayan, the other half of the Montalban Gorge, and the yin to the yang of Mt. Pamitinan. At 6:15am we started the trek. After passing some concrete pavements on the way to the footholds of the mountain, and boulders along the trail with a slightly steep incline, we reached the viewdeck by 7am.

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But right now these moments aren’t stories.

The sun has finally risen from the horizon but upon seeing the view from where we were standing, remnants of the early morning sea of clouds is still present. What a treat and what a way to start your day.

We carried on into our hike and a few minutes later, the Dragon’s Head showed itself, a rock karst standing along the top that resembles that of a giant dragon head.

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Dracarys.

Some tricky walk along sharp stones that can cut real bad, and another 30 minutes of scrambling, we were finally at the summit of Mt. Binicayan at 424 meters above sea level.

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Someday we will forget how it is to be young.

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We descended back to Brgy. Wawa immediately to save time, and by 9:30am we were already back and had a quick rest. By 10am, our trilogy hike resumed again.

To Where The Eagles Are

We arrived at the junction after 45 minutes, and we also decided to have our lunch there
together with quite a horrifying number of people at the junction. The junction that I remember before only have wooden benches for tired hikers, but this time, a lot has changed over a year. The once quiet resting place is now composed of several huts that sell souvenirs, rice meals, a sari-sari store, and even a juice stand.

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Scrambling all the way.

And what is really surprising is that along the trail we met American Mormons, in pants and tucked-in long sleeves with neck ties (not joking), a group of middle aged teachers, teenagers having quite a pictorial, and a mass climb. No one answers back whenever you greet them a good morning, not even a smile. We are not against any of their reason so as to why they climb, but we have to admit that it is quite a fiasco up there.

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Peace, love, and respect.

Going back, after our lunch by 12 noon, we decided to take it easy on the trail up to Mt. Hapunang Banoi, since the afternoon heat is punishing. By 1pm we took a much needed rest at the kamagong tree near the rock wall since our friend suffers from cramps and can’t continue without resting first. When he felt that he is now ok, we continued and eventually we reached our second peak for the day, at 2:30pm.

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Karsts
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Mountains keep us humble, it reminds us that there is more to life, to living.

The trail is now more established but the rocks are not as sharp as before. But the trek to the top is still quite a challenge, and the views up there is rewarding as ever like how the Philippine Eagle appreciates the rocky summit back in the days. We descended back to the junction, by 2:45pm and arrived by 3:45pm.

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2 of 3!

One Last Push

But sometimes circumstances can be quite dissapointing. After resting at the junction, we carried on with the hike, and I advanced quite far from the pack since I know the way up. But as I waited for them to pass by, only our guide, Mang Fernan showed up telling me that one of them could not carry on due to his leg cramps and the other also deciding not to continue to help. So it is only I and Mang Fernan finishing the trilogy, and man, our guide didn’t showed any sign of breathlessness and quickly dragged me up to the summit of Mt. Pamitinan in 25 minutes. Sweet victory indeed for finishing the trilogy!.

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It is nice leaving certain things to chance.
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Happy kid.

A quick rest and taking of pictures on it and we then got back down to the junction in 30minutes. (Lesson learned: a wolf pack does not leave anyone behind)

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Three-logy!

Then Some Things Just Happens

Although the two of my friends came short from finishing the trilogy, we promised to come back and finish what we started. So after few minutes of rest at the junction. We prepared on our way down. But a call on the radio broke the silence of the place; a woman on the Pamitinan trail received a deep cut on her leg after sliding into one of the sharp rocks on their way down. With Mang Fernan being the nearest that time, immediately scrambled his way up to where they are and quickly responded to the distress call. A few minutes later, guides with a hammock ambulance came and carried the woman aboard the ambulance, who was still smiling inspite of her wound that was well taken care of by first aiders. We got back at Brgy. Wawa by 6pm and by 8pm we were back at Manila, tired but fulfilled.

Unexpected things just happens on the trail, we should always be prepared and always take care whenever doing a hike and have all your senses present all the time. Always challenge yourself but never conquer a mountain, because it is the mountains that conquer you in ways you can not fathom and tests as to where your limits are.

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Sometimes you just have to let moments wash over you instead of burn you.

Itinerary and Budget

0500  –  Gateway, Cubao, take Rodriguez, Rizal Bound UV Express (50php/pax)
0545  –  Arrival at Eastwood, take tricycle to Brgy. Wawa (60php/trip – 20php/pax)
0600  –  Arrival at PPL, register, secure guide
Registration Fee – 2php/pax
Guide Fee – 1200php/3pax for 3 mountains
0615  –  Start trek up Mt. Binicayan
0700  –  Viewdeck, sunrise and sea of clouds
0745  –  Mt. Binicayan summit
0800  –  Descend back to Brgy. Wawa
0930  –  Back at Brgy. Wawa, rest, breakfast
1000  –  Start trek to Mt. Hapunang Banoi
1045  –  Arrival at junction, early lunch
1200  –  Resume Trek
1300  –  Rest
1330  –  Resume trek
1430  –  Arrival at summit of Mt. Hapunang Banoi
1500  –  Descend back
1545  –  Arrival at junction
1600  –  Start trek up Mt. Pamitinan
1625  –  Arrival at summit of Mt. Pamitinan
1700  –  Back at junction
1730  –  Descend back to Brgy. Wawa
1800  –  Back at Brgy. Wawa, tidy up
1830  –  Take tricycle back to Eastwood (60php/trip)
1840  –  Take UV Express via Litex back to Cubao. (50php/pax)
2000  –  Back at Cubao

Budget (for 3pax)
Transportation:
FX – 100php/pax (Cubao-Eastwood-Cubao)
Tricycle – 40php/pax (Eastwood-Wawa-Eastwood)
Fees:
Registration – 2php/pax
Guide – 400php/pax
Brgy. Donation – 20php/pax

Total Damage: 562php/pax (800php-safe budget)

HODOR, HODOR……HODOR
– Hodor, A Song of Ice and Fire