MALAYSIA | Gunung Datuk

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Let’s drink and be merry, tomorrow we trek!

This the exact phrase an actor in the Everest movie had said. And it is exactly what we did. We were watching the Everest movie with a few bottles of beer on the table while waiting for our ride to Malacca. A friend of mine had hired a van to take us to the jump-off point of our climb. It was a grueling 4 hours of sitting and a lot of sleeping attempts, but to no success. I don’t know if it is because I’m sitting in a van or I’m just too excited.

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Climb Itinerary | Mt. Madja-as

Mt. Madjaas, Culasi, Antique
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Alojipan, Culasi
Elevation: 2177m
Days required to summit: 3-4 days
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 1-4
Features: Open slopes, Mossy forest, Waterfalls, Highest Point

DAY 0 (April 4, Wednesday)

1700H – Assembly at Pier 4 (Trans Asia Terminal)
1800H – ETD Cebu City

DAY 1 (April 5, MaundayThursday)
0700H – ETA Iloilo City
0730H – ETD Iloilo City Van/Bus Terminal
1030H – ETA Culasi, Antique (Last Minute Shopping and Buy Food for Lunch)
1100H – Drop by Culasi Municipal Hall and Secure Permit from Mayor’s Office (Login at PNP Station)
1130H – ETD Culasi Town Proper (Via Habal-habal)
1200H – ETA Brgy. Alojipan Jumpoff (Lunch and Meet Up with Guides and Barangay Officials and Gear Check)
1300H – Start Trek to Hangud Tubi Campsite
1900H – ETA Hangud Tubi Campsite (Dinner)
2100H – Socials
2130H – Lights Off!

DAY 2 (April 6, Good Friday)
0400H – Wake Up Call! (Prepare Breakfast and Packed Lunch)
0500H – Breakfast
0600H – Break Camp and Water Refill
0630H – Start Trek to Boundary Campsite
1230H – ETA Boundary Campsite (Lunch and Rest)
1400H – Start Ascend to Summit
1500H – ETA Mt. Madjaas Summit (Explore and Take Pictures)
1600H – Start Descend Back to Boundary Campsite
1700H – ETA Boundary Campsite (Prepare Dinner)
1800H – Dinner, Socials and Mountain Juice
2000H – Lights Off!

DAY 3 (April 7, Black Saturday)
0400H – Wake Up Call! (Prepare Breakfast and Packed Lunch)
0500H – Breakfast
0600H – Break Camp and Water Refill
0630H – Start Descend Back to Hangud Tubi Campsite
1200H – Lunch, Rest and Water Refill
1300H – Start Descend Back to Brgy. Alojipan Jumpoff
1900H – ETA Brgy. Alojipan Jumpoff
1930H – ETD Brgy. Alojipan (Via Habal-habal)
2000H – ETA Culasi Town Proper and Logout (PNP Station)

Options

  • Spend the night at the town plaza and travel back to Iloilo City the following morning
  •  Spend the night at Malalison Island which is 15-minute boatride away from the plaza (Depends on pumpboat availability) and travel back back to Iloilo City afternoon the following day
  •  Ride a bus going to Caticlan and spend the rest of the trip in Boracay (Estimated travel time is 1 hour)

Expenses
Boat Fare (Trans Asia Economy Accomodation) – PhP 810.00 (One Way)
Bus/Van Fare – PhP 200.00 (One Way)
Habal-habal Fare – PhP 150.00/head (One Way)
Guide Fee – PhP 350.00/guide/day (2 Guides)
Entry/Permit Fee – PhP 150.00/head/day
Barangay Fee – PhP 20.00/head

Contact Person
Mr. John John Sumanting (Tourism Officer) – (036) 277-8077/09163245068

Adonis (Guide) – 09286878128

Check out my other adventures in Antique:
* Mt. Madja-as | Holy Week Climb
Culasi, Antique | Mt. Madja-as Climb Video

Mt. Madja-as | Holy Week Climb

Deciding to join a Holy Week Climb in Mt. Madja-as was easy. Climbing the mountain is another story.

 With an elevation of 2,177 meters above sea level, Mt. Madja-as makes the tallest mountain in Panay, and the second tallest mountain in Visayas following Mt. Canlaon. Located in Culasi, Antique, this mountain is quoted by some as the most challenging climbs in the Visayan islands.
I was so excited the moment I purchased my ticket bound for Iloilo. I never been to this place, but I heard a lot of great things about it. I text Kuya Jahbert regarding what to expect on Mt. Madja-as. Since he had been there last December 2011, he’s the best guy to ask questions about this majestic mountain. A second later, (Hardcore, and a lot of leech) a reply from him got me thinking, and doubt if I can make it to the summit. On the second thought, I already bought my ticket. There’s no turning back. Next thing I knew, I was packing my bag for the the climb.

We leave Cebu around 6PM, and arrived in Iloilo port around 8AM the next day. It was a long trip, but the good thing about it, is I got to meet a couple of climber on the boat. The bad thing about it, I forgot their names. I’m really bad at names. 😦 Well anyway, upon arrival, we decided to buy a ticket going back to Cebu, just to avoid getting stranded.
Since we haven’t had our breakfast that morning, we decided to eat in a carenderia just outside Iloilo port. Afterwards, we hired a taxi going to Iloilo V-hire Terminal. As far as I know, Iloilo has a separate terminal for their buses.
We were warmly welcomed by Mr. Sumanting from Tourism Office when we arrived in Culasi. A good-natured and hospitable that he is, he invited us into his office to sign some papers, and let us relax for a little. A 4-hour ride can be exhausting sometimes.
Since we arrived in Culasi at lunch time, we decided to have our lunch. This dish is the specialty of Culasi, which you can see in every eatery in the area. Can you guess what’s on this dish? 🙂 Fine then, the main ingredient of this dish is SHARK! Yeah, that’s right. The taste? Taste like tuna. This cost P25 per serving.

Have I told you that we forgot to buy a butane in Iloilo? The moment we jump inside the v-hire, we told our driver to pass by a Mall in San Jose so we could buy a butane. The problem is, our driver take a different route. When we checked my print-out map, we’re way too far from the mall. When we communicate with Mr. Sumanting, he mention someone selling a butane in Culasi. But when we get there, we realize that the butane he’s talking about is different from the butane we’re commonly using. We take the risk and sacrifice a little of our time to ask someone to buy a butane in San Jose, which is a 2-hour drive from Culasi. We pretty much don’t have a choice. We couldn’t push through with the climb without the butane. How the hell are we going to cook our food without the butane? We waited until 8PM, which means we’re already 1 day delay of our itinerary.

We arrived at our jump-off point in Brgy. Alojipan around 9PM. By then, we all decided to push through and night trekked our way to the forest line. We were thinking of chasing our itinerary. We break camp early the next day,  around 5am, and start trekking towards Camp 1. There were few open trails, but since we started trekking early, we were able to avoid the heat of the sun.

leech on my backpack

Leech is very abundant in Mt. Madja-as. So if your planning to conquer this majestic mountain, I suggest you wear a leggings, an arm guard/warmer and a pair of gloves. Thinking back, even wearing all these things   didn’t spare me with the leeches. A couple of leech find their way to my nape.  So disgusting. I really hate it, even though they look cool with their rasta colors.

flowers in Camp 2

After pitching up our tents in camp 1, we tried to summit Mt. Madja-as. We left all our belongings in the camp, and just bring with us our lunch and a handful of trail food. We believe we can do it. We’ll be able to go back at the camp before midnight. But the trail going to Camp 2 was telling us that pushing to the summit is impossible. We pass through a knife edge ridge, that with just wrong move, you’ll gonna be saying goodbye to the world.  There’s no trees which you can hold on to for balance. I was about to back-out by then, but most of my friends are so persistent in getting to the summit. So I tried to catch up with them, asking one of my friend to hold my hand as I cross the ridge. We arrived at camp 2 around 3PM. Our guide told us that it’ll take another 2-3hours to summit Mt. Madja-as. If we push through, we could arrived at the peak around 5PM or 6PM the most. Thinking back of the trail we went through, it’ll impossible to be back in camp 1 before midnight. It will also be very dangerous on our part to cross the knife-edge ridge at night. Right there and then, we decided to backtrack our way to camp 1 and call it a day.

Going back to camp 1 was difficult. We were blown by strong winds when we pass through the knife-edge ridge. Thank God we are all safe and was back in camp 1 around 6PM. We hit the sack early, so we could rest our worn out body.

We started to backtrack our way to Brgy. Alojipan the next day. Since we arrived early in Alojipan, we all went to the river to enjoy the clear cold water. A few minutes later, we find our way back to Culasi to catch a boat to Malalison Island.

Here’s a video from our climb. Enjoy!

Check out my other adventures in Antique:
Culasi, Antique | Mt. Madja-as Climb Video
Culasi, Antique | Exploring Malalison Island
Mt. Madja-as | Climb Itinerary

GL Highland Resort

GL Highland Resort is located in Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu. Just last year, we went to Brgy. Gaas for a feeding program for Doc Adolf’s 4th Death Anniversary. It has been his family’s promise to do a yearly feeding in Brgy. Gaas as a tribute to his death.
We spend the night at the resort before the feeding day. We were thankful for the owner for offering us a room to stay. But most of us brought our tents, so some just stayed the night in their tent.
  We went to the Barangay Hall first thing in the morning for the feeding. We go back here after lunch.
If your a nature lover person, you’re gonna love it here. The air is fresh and the view is magnificent. I’ve been here a few times before, and I will never get tired of going back here.
Compared to their pool before, it’s more attractive now specially from a distance. They have renovated and improved the place.
How to get there:
* Private Cars : Drive your way to Balamban and look for this establishment. You wouldn’t miss this. It is at your left when your going to Balamban.
* V-Hire : You can board a v-hire bound for Balamban in Ayala Center Cebu terminal.
Estimated expenses: 
V-hire – P100 (one way)
Entrance Fee (as of 2010) 
     Adult – P20
     Kid (<5yo) – P10
 Pool 
     Adult – P50

Kid (<5yo) – P30

P.S. 
*** I don’t know the current entrance fee of the resort because our overnight stay there was for free. I just did a little research regarding the entrance fee. Most of the articles I read are dated way back 2010. 

Osmeña Peak | An Overnight Camp

Osmeña Peak is known to be the highest peak in Cebu, located in Mantalungon, Dalaguete. This mountain is the most favorite peak for most climbers in Cebu. It has a great campsite and a magnificent view. Unlike any other mountains in Cebu, Osmeña Peak has a jagged edge hills which makes it unique. Weather in the area can be unpredictable at times, that is why it is best to hike or camp during summer. You can still access it anytime you want, just remember to prepare before heading out there especially during rainy season.
Well, just last month a friend of mine came back home from Australia. We went to Osmeña Peak for an overnight camp. It was July and just the beginning of rainy season. We got ourselves prepared for the heavy rain and  strong winds. Fortunately, lucky for us the weather that night was great. There wasn’t even one drop of rain and a warm sunrise woke us up in our comfortable sleep the next day.
HOW TO GET THERE:
You can reach Mantalungon by mini-bus. There is a Terminal for Mantalungon mini-bus in Caltex gasoline station just near carbon market and USJR.  It’s a 2-3 hours travel from Cebu City proper to Mantalungon, a municipality in Dalaguete which will be your jump-off point for the hike.  You’ll know when your already in Mantalungon when your welcome with a large banner “Welcome to Mantalungon” on the road.
Just ahead, you’ll find Mantalungon’s public market. From there you can start your hike up to Osmeña Peak.
Osmeña Peak [backtrack] Itinerary
DAY 1
0700 Assembly time @ Caltex near USJR/carbon market
0800 ETD Mantalungon
1200 ETA Mantalungon, Lunch, Last minute shopping
1400 Start trekking to Osmeña Peak, Load water
1600 ETA Osmeña Peak
1700 Picture taking, pitch tent, prepare dinner
1800 Dinner, SOCIALS
1900 MAOY mode
2100 Lights off
DAY 2
0500 Wake-up call
0600 Sight seeing, picture2x
0700 Prepare breakfast & pack lunch; Breakfast;
0800 Start trekking back to Mantalungon
1000 ETA Mantalungon; ETD Dalaguete Proper/Cebu City
1300 ETA Cebu City
***Possible sidetrip in Obong Spring
Osmeña Peak Traverse Kawasan Itinerary

DAY 1
0700 Assembly time @ Caltex near USJR/carbon market
0800 ETD Mantalungon
1200 ETA Mantalungon, Lunch, Last minute shopping
1400 Start trekking to Osmeña Peak, Load water
1600 ETA Osmeña Peak
1700 Picture taking, pitch tent, prepare dinner
1800 Dinner, SOCIALS
1900 MAOY mode
2100 Lights off

DAY 2 TRAVERSE
0500 Wake-up call
0600 Sight seeing, picture2x
0700 Prepare breakfast & pack lunch; Breakfast; Load water
0800 Start trekking to Kawasan
1200 Lunch on trail
1400 ETA Kawasan
1700 ETD City/ SIDETRIP to MOALBOAL

DAY 3 MOALBOAL (optional)
1300 ETD cebu city
1600 Home Sweet Home ^_^

Estimated Expenses per Person: P350
Cebu to Mantalungon – P100 [one way]
Badian to Cebu City  – P150 [one way]
Miscellaneous [food, drinks, etc.]- P100

Mt. Canlaon for the 3rd Time

End of April, we went to Negros to climb the highest peak in the Visayas, Mt. Canlaon.
 Mt. Canlaon is famous among climbers in the Philippines because of its amazing view.  It was my 3rd time to visit this magnificent mountain. Usually I don’t go back to mountains I’ve already visit. But this mountain has its exception. I’ve been to different mountains here in the Philippines. So far, the view from Mt. Canlaon is far way more different from the others. I know there are mountains giving out nice sea of clouds view, but I never been to that. So much for the introductions. Lets proceed to tale telling. 🙂
It was Friday morning when we all met up in Toledo to grab the first trip to San Carlos City. Luckily we get the chance to ride the first fast craft, which only travels for 45mins. Compared to Lite Shipping that travels 2 hours, I guess were lucky enough to ride the fast craft.
Upon arriving in San Carlos City, we went directly to Gaisano (Grocery Store) to have our last buy. Then proceed to San Carlos Bus terminal to catch a ride to Canlaon City, the place where the famous Mt. Canlaon is located. We had our lunch upon arriving in Canlaon City, then meet with our guide.
After talking to our guide and agree on the itinerary, we happily jump to our rented multicab that will bring us to the foot of Mt. Canlaon. Believe me, it was one hell of  a ride! I can feel my spirit jumping out of my body. 🙂
We arrivcd in Brgy. Maput safely. Lucky for us, no accident happen during the trip. We hike towards Sudlon Falls located at the foot of the mountain.
We spend half an hour in Sudlon Fall diving in its cold water. It was like swimming in a tub full of ice. My fingers got numb because of the chilly water.
After half an hour taking a dip in that freezing water, we started to hike to our 1st Camp, the forest line. It was an easy hike, made more easier with the nice view we saw upon our back. Less than 2 hours later, we arrived in our 1st camp. We excitedly pitch our tents and prepare our dinner. Then spend the rest of the night drinking spirits. I mean not the whole night. Of course we also need to sleep. We need energy for the next day’s hike.
After having our breakfast, we happily jump to our feet, grab our bags and start our hike to the next camp, Mt. Canlaon’s shoulder. But of course we need to stop by in Mt. Makawiwili, the mountain peak that stands  opposite to Mt. Canlaon. There you could see the entire view of Mt. Canlaon and Margaja Valley. If your not prepared for the climb, the long strenuous hike plus the cold wind that touches your skin will kill you. You’ll be lucky though if you happen to climb there with good weather. But if you climb with the weather like we had, well, you’ll still survive but expect it to be so cold.
As much to our dismay, we did not have the chance to see the full view of Mt. Canlaon from the Makawiwili peak. Because we had a bad weather, Mt. Canlaon was wrap with fogs and hide its beautiful view from us. We had no other choice but to continue our hike to the shoulder of Mt. Canlaon, where our 2nd camp would be.
While pitching our tents in our 2nd campsite, the view of the crater/ Mt. Canlaon cleared. I guess our prayers were answered huh! 🙂 It was so beautiful. Unfortunately that view didn’t last long. It was covered again by big fogs. It was like that until sundown.

The next day, a hot noodles with rice warms our hungry tummy. It was the best breakfast I had with the cold wind surrounding us.

It was really a cold morning. Still not much of a luck for us, a lot of fogs are scattered around us blocking our view of the crater.

With all the fogs that are covering our view, I decided to just stay at the campsite and let them climb up to the crater without me. At the back of my mind, I was thinking that it will only just be a waste of time if I go with them with no guaranteed that I can see a clear view. But unlike me, my friends were very optimistic about all of this. They still went up to the crater hoping to see its beauty. I can’t blame them, it was there first time to visit the place. I guess their prayers were answered though, they really did saw a beautiful view up there.

I started packing my things while they were in the crater. When the time they got back, I’m already done packing. They happy told me how the fogs cleared when they arrived in the crater. I was happy hearing them told me all of that. I’ve seen better view compared to the one they saw, but you can see in their faces how happy they are seeing what they saw. I’m happy for them! 🙂

With the cold wind surrounding us and a limited water, it will be impossible for us to cook a real meal. So we just all decided to pack up and head down. We’ll just cook our lunch on the first water source we’ll reach.

A group picture before heading down.

We reached the first water source from our campsite and cooked all our remaining foods. We had our lunch after all the foods were cooked and resume our trek afterwards.

We celebrated our successful climb the second we arrived in Canlaon City Bus Terminal. We look for a store and buy a couple of beers. Really, I never been that thirsty for beer my whole life. 🙂 We had our ‘tagay’ session while waiting for the bus.

We took the last bus trip to San Carlos City and stayed the whole night in our friends house and get drunk. What could possible be better way to celebrate a successful climb than drinking the whole night until we all got drunk?:)

The next day, we went ukay-ukay shopping. With a heavy hangover and a bad headache, a reward from last nights drunkenness, we manage to find some good stuffs in a very reasonable price. 🙂

We headed back to the house afterwards and pack our bags to go home. We stop by at Gaisano to eat sundae in Jollibee. You can’t blame us, we’re craving for something cold. 🙂 After the stop in Gaisano we went to another ukay-ukay store and buy more good stuffs. Then went to San Carlos Bus Terminal to buy some pasalubong for our family. The next thing we knew, we were almost late for our boat trip to Toledo.

I was happy we had that climb. We had the chance to know each other. 🙂 I really had so much fun, not to mention all the boopers. ^_^ Well, thanks for reading! Till next adventure!

Top 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines

1. Mt. Apo
Location: Davao and North Cotabato
Elevation: 2956 m
 2. Mt. Dulang-Dulang ☻
Location: Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon
Elevation: 2938 m

3. Mt. Pulag

Location: Cordillera Range, Benguet
Elevation: 2922 m
4. Mt. Kitanglad ☻
Location: Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon
Elevation: 2899 m
5.Mt. Tabayoc
Location: Cordillera Range, Benguet
Elevation: 2842 m

6.Mt. Kalatungan

Location: Kalatungan Range, Bukidnon
Elevation: 2824 m
7.Mt. Ragang
Location: Piapayungan Range,Lanao del Sur
Elevation:2815 m

8.Mt. Maagnaw

Location: Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon
Elevation: 2742 m

9.Mt. Singakalsa

Location: Cordillera Range, Benguet
Elevation: 2717 m

10. Mt. Amuyao

Location: Cordillera Range, Mt. Province
Elevation:2702 m
Note: ☻= mountains I’ve climb***

Mt. Manunggal | "Paghandum ni Magsaysay"

Every year, climbers all over Cebu and  from neighboring islands, come together in Mt. Manunggal to celebrate the annual “Paghandum ni Magsaysay”. Mt. Manunggal is located in Balamban, Cebu, having a height of 1,003 meters above sea level. Mt. Manunggal happens to be the  3rd  Philippine President’s final resting place. An annual event is held to commemorate the death of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay and has been a tradition for quite awhile.
I first attended this event way back 2007.
 I still don’t belong to a mountaineering club at that time. Having been invited by a friend to this event encourage me to join a group of mountianeers.
2008 was my second year. At that moment, I’m already a member of USPM (United Southern People Mountaineers).
That year I was able to climb the peak of Mt. Manunggal. It was a great year, having a fine weather and a chance to see the magnificent view from Manunggal’s Peak.
2009 was a wet Manunggal event. It rained the whole night resulting to slippery and muddy ground.
Luckily, it stopped raining the next day giving us a warm sunshine. 🙂
By 2010, we were not able to attend the annual activity. I think I was busy at the time. ^_^
This year, exactly March 19-20, we were able to join the Paghandum ni Magsaysay. Like 2009, Manunggal celebration was also a wet and muddy year, even worst. We jammed with the bands who played in the stage, even it was all muddy and raining. None the less, it was a fun event.
The next day, we head home.
With some sidetrips to a spring pool and a few minute stop at a sweetcorn vendor. Yummy! ^_^

Biliran | The Hidden Paradise of Mt. Tres Marias

Have you ever seen your little paradise? I’ve seen mine. I see  it every time I enter into a forest line or witnessed a great morning with sea of clouds. It’s amazing how God have created all this things and yet only few have appreciate its beauty. Last October, our group decided to conquer Mt. Tres Marias of Biliran Province. This mountain is admired by many for its virgin forest and their waterfalls, which not so much people have the chance to visit. Mt. Tres Marias has its reputation for having a challenging trail for climbers which offers an experience that is hard to forget.
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In order to get to Naval—the center of business in Biliran Province and where we have to start our journey to Mt, Tres Marias, we have to get on board a boat to bring us to Ormoc. We could have taken a boat directly to Naval, but that was Friday. The only available trip directly to Naval is during Tuesdays and Wednesday. We met up with Abbz when we arrive in Ormoc City. We asked her to buy us some butane for the climb. She was  a little late that morning, which cause us to lost our chance to ride the first bus trip to Naval. Our Itinerary for the climb got missed up that day but it never got worst either. We took the V-hire to Naval and met with our guides. They brought us to the mayor’s house for a courtesy call. Afterwards, we headed to Almeria—our jump-off point, after having our last-buys in Naval.
I expected less on our first day, it never occurred to me that we will be having a lot of river trekking. The only thing that keeps repeating in my little head, is what they said about how challenging the trail is. I guess they forgot to tell us about the river trekking part. Yes, it was indeed a challenging trail. It was not as I have imagined. The stones in the rivers where we pass through was so slippery. It even injured one of our friend.  But the good thing about river trekking, is having the chance to see those wonderful waterfalls.
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We travel across 4 waterfalls before hitting our first camp site.  The first falls was the Sampawan falls. Followed by Ulan-Ulan falls, which is the most famous among the 4 waterfalls. Then the Recolletos falls and the Nomads falls, respectively. Nomads falls was actually named after NOMADS group—a mountaineering group in Cebu City under Inter-Mountaineering Society (IMS).
We were lucky enough to set-up our camp before the rain massively drops in our location, but not so much of a luck, for we were out of water in the middle of cooking dinner. But then again, it must have been our luckiest day though. A group give us their extra water. After having a heartfelt dinner in the camp, me and my tent mates chat with other groups before heading the sack.
The next day, we peaked the highest mountain between the three peaks. I guess we run out of luck that day, because we never got the chance to see the view of the neighboring islands of Biliran. The scene from the top was covered by a thick fog  From what I have heard from our guides, the mountain seldom allowed climbers to view its beauty from the peak. We had no choice but to go back to our camp and head to our next campsite.
The second day was a bit difficult for the group. We had a not so friendly trail ahead, an injured mate, and a whole day of rain showers, which make it more crucial on our part. But the most funny thing about this, I try my best not to feel awful about the situation and just enjoy it. Although we never arrived in our second campsite that night, we still have the opportunity of comfort in the emergency camp. Our injured friend told us that she cannot make it for another step. So we just decided to stay the night in the emergency camp.
leaving emergency camp

We woke up early the next day. We need to beat our itinerary and have to be outside the forest after lunch. Most of us didn’t eat breakfast and started to hike.

Fortunately, having to consider our situation, we were almost outside the forest at noon. We decided to have our Brunch (Breakfast-Lunch combined) at the next river we crossed. It was the best brunch I ever had. Water was abundant in our surrounding. Some decided to dip their worn out body in the cold water. As for me, I had my period that time, I just enjoyed myself watching them. hehehe.. I thought were hitting the road at 2pm but I guess we’re to slow. We were out in the forest at 4pm, and lucky enough to ride a bus back to Naval.

We had dinner in the market and spend the night at one of our guide’s crib. We had our socials in the house and talked everything we experience from the climb. I consider this climb as one of my most unforgettable one. I mean, all my climbs are, but this one is just exceptional. ^_^ The whole climb was 70% river trekking, and it was my first time to see a waterfalls that much in one climb. All four falls was so magnificent. The forest was even great. You can really tell that it was  a virgin forest.  I really wish I can go back there and peaked the 3 mountains. I know it will be difficult, but its worth the try. Going back there is much like going to a little paradise.