Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ample Joy in Mt. Daguldul

Location: San Juan, Batangas (December 3-4, 2010)
Jump-off Point: Brgy. Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
672 Meters Above Sea Level
Difficulty: Minor Climb, 3/9

My only climb for the month of December in 2010 and my second climb to date. Again, this was a Busog Mountaineers event. Some of us, (I guess,  they were four) went ahead on that day for some “pamamalengke matters”. Taking the Lipa-bound bus in Cubao, we arrived at around 3pm in the city proper of Lipa. Jeepney to the jump-off point had been already arranged. In going to the camp site, we passed by a number of resorts and we trekked on the rocky sea side.  It was around 7pm when we reached the resort where we set our camp. It was a convenient place as we had a kubo where had a great area for cooking and for holding our socials.

This event partly celebrated my birthday—post birthday celebration. They gave me a cake. A round rice cake (literally rice) pasted with margarine. Hehehe.. Good food. Good Socials. Headed by Janel and Jodick, we played two games—Pinoy Henyo & Charades. It made us laugh to death. It was soooo fun—lots of bloopers and funny moments. The guys attempted to cheat.. hehehe… but we, the girls, were still declared as  winners.

The blogger, Rizchell, Lauren, She, Riz

The next day was a day hike to the summit of Mt. Daguldul. The great thing was, we carried no fullpacks in our ascent as we would still be going back to the campsite after.

We met a big number of climbers along the trail. It rained the night before and consequently  the challenge to us was the mud. A very slippery & muddy trail tested us and made us a little slower as we trek. We really had to hold on to the branches of the trees so that we may not slide down. 

Thank God we reached the summit. Picture-takings followed. “oh Group Pic naman.. isa-isa”.. hehe.

I enjoyed a likely nonstop descent as we go back to the camp site. While some were cooking, the others rested and enjoyed swimming.

Spaghetti, courtesy of Charlie, solved our hungriness and tiredness.

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