Saturday, August 11, 2012

BUSOG Turns TWO (at Mt. Balagbag)

Buddies United in Sports and Outdoors Guild, simply known as BUSOG mountaineers--- and we’re back to the mountain top as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary as a group of mountain hiking enthusiasts (14-15 July 2012)

We chose Mt. Balagbag via Licao-licao for this celebration to make it just light and chillax. With the help of fellow BUSOG mountaineers especially Lauren Ramos, the event was made possible.  We’re more than 20 participants who joined this anniversary with lots of guests (Layas Mountaineers and majority were from HP).  Although at the start of the trek, we were given a not-so-good weather, it was pouring hard and very cloudy, the climb pushed through, anyway. (By the way I was there in Mt. Balagbag just last February this year, see such post for some mountain details)

Thankfully, when we reached the summit which is also the camp site, the rain began to stop, making easy for us to set camp and prepare our dinner. The participants were divided into groups, t’was like fiesta when each group shared their food. 

Lots of individual introductions to oneself, mountain talks and kwentuhan happened on our social night. We also met new faces and new future climbing companions.

Beautiful morning awakened us the following day with some portion of sea of clouds right there at the summit.  After having our breakfast eaten, we prepared to have our respective tent downs and started to descend. We headed down to the falls for our side trip. We enjoyed much the waterfalls. There was water already on the upper part, unlike last February which was not yet rainy season, when we had to go down further just to find the area where we can bathe or swim.

Another great event for BUSOG Mountaineers. Kudos!

(This was when I discovered that my adventureproof Pentax camera was not suitable for running water, oh no, its destination after going back to Manila was at the service center  :( )


  1. hi mam matelle,

    lakwatserong tatay po, pwede po ba idayhike toh, kung pwede po baka po pwede makahingi ng sample IT for dayhike, contact person and mode of transpo po. Saka meron din daw po pwede sidetrip to na falls?Am i right? Hope you could reply mam thru my email nlng ...
    thanks po..astig po yun collection of mountains nyo..astig...thanks po ulit..

    hope oks lng po to exchange link din po also and follow each other, para makita ko po updates ng climb nyo..^_^

    1. hello sir lakwatserong tatay,

      thank you for the compliment. yes, it's really my passion to climb kaya nagagawa ko yan hehe. I'll send you the itinerary of Mt. Balagbag early this week to your mentioned email address.

      sure, let's exchange link.. oks lang. sama ka minsan sa mga upcoming climbs namin :)

  2. Hi!

    Ilang hours ang trek to summit? Saka kayanin kaya kung night trek kami? Safe ba? Balak kasi namin 9pm magstart ng climb.

    Thanks! Please email me back

  3. for night trek, safe naman.. mga two hours or less from jump off point to summit if ang trail nyo is via sitio licao-licao.. i would suggest lang na you have your arranged jeep para hindi mahirap ang pagpunta dun..


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