Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dream Mountain of 3 strange individual...MT. PULAG

Another dream come true...
Climb the "Highest Peak of Luzon"...
Feel the "Coldness of its Summit"...
Experience to see the "Sea of Clouds"...
Play in the "Playgound of Gods"...
Wear a "Winter Clothes"...

Dreaming of something that you want to do is not that easy...especially on my status...being on my mid-age or should I call it a "late bloomer" or "from old school"....in mountaineering.
But as my personal belief...no one is too late in fullfilling dreams...as long as you have the passion in doing such dream...Climb Mt. Pulag... I keep on telling myself...I have to do it before my physical body resists the endurance to do so...hehe!
Again...It all started in reading stories/blogs from other writers/bloggers...I keep on viewing photos and reading their experiences...I keep on looking about Mt. Pulag...how to get there...what should i expect on summit if ever I got there...
When I decided to go back mountaineering with The Backpackers...I met Sir Mina creator of The Adventures of Manong Unyol... a co-blogger with the same dream that I had...we had a little chat about this famous mountain...until we part our ways after our joined climbed with the Bps...Since then, I keep on messaging him talking about the said mountain...Continously posting on facebook showing my eagerness to set my foot on this mountain. Until we made the desicion that we must push through with our dreams....No matter when and no matter how can we get there...We invited Sir JC of Ready JcGo our common friend on facebook to join us in our original planned to do it in DIY way...But on the later part of our preparation, we decided to invite more friends to join us who had the same dream as we had....
And that's the story of "A three strange individual join together and fulfill its dream...Climb Mt. Pulag"

A beautiful sunrise in Mt. Pulag Summit

Mt. Pulag's Summit
with Sir Mina and Sir Freddie
















A beautiful experience....seeing the transistion of colors by our mother nature....from a very dark mountains to the slowly showing of sun that make your whole surrounding into orange color...and from orange color to yellow color means sun is almost up...I can't hold my emotion when I saw this amazing God given opportunity for us people...living in this very amazing planet....

Morning Sun is up in Mt. Pulag
me surrounded with Dwarf Bamboo or Bamboo grass

the Grassland of Mt. Pulag..."The Playground of Gods"
This is the dream that I am longing for....this is the place I want to cherrish in my life as a solo backpacker...this is the place that most mountaineers dreamed of...A place to remember...A place that can be shared to others about your extreme experience....And this is how I value my travel adventures...To humbly share it to all of you who also dreamed about... Mt. Pulag...

Some views along the trail....

Trees along the trail
an ice crystals along the summit ( from photos of sir Freddie)

Ice crystals on the grass??? whoah!!! 
This is the reason why we didn't make any social activity in the campsite...whew! It's 5-6degrees during that time...brrrrrr....I almost suffered from a mild hypothermia....the regular walk time of the trail is 3hrs...and I took it 5hrs because of the hardship on my breath and severe headache....many thanks to my buddies sir Freddie for accompanying me and to our guide Manong Jerry for patiently waits me everytime I took a rest....

Our guide Manong Jerry 


along the grassland





signage on trail


























tree forest

veggies farm around the Babadak Ranger














My fun to be with buddies...



the most kalog buddies
ang sarap ng upo may nahuhulog
palang mga bato galing sa
taas...hehe!


looks like a pro huh!








Top load...
My unforgetable top load...waaaah!
Sir Koi playing the local music instument
by the locals used to relax on the trail
(thanks sir Koi for allowing to use this photo)


inside Monster jeep


our friends who had the same dream


















with sir Monskie-TUCO mountaineer leadman
and Engr. King- my nephew
taken in DENR office

this is a must before climbing Mt. Pulag


























My chilling thanks to:
  • Thrasher Mina of Adventures of Manong Unyol                       http://manongunyol.blogspot.com/2012/12/mt-pulag.html
  • Jc Sabio of Ready JcGo                                                             http://readyjcgo.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-mount-pulag-adventures.html
  • Freddie Fernandez
  • Mon Sison and the group of TUCO Mountaineer
  • Engr. King Cruz
  • Mam Cecile and Mam Janet
  • Ms. Racky Bernardo
  • Koi Isdaman
  • Ms. Gina Epe of the Association of Monster Jeepney
  • DENR office
  • Our Guides Manong Jerry and Ate (I forgot her name)

Side Trip to Baguio City....

I would like to give the credit to Manong Unyol about this very exciting story...
http://manongunyol.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-city-of-pines-baguio-city.html




8 comments:

JC Sabio said...

jennifer ata un name ni ate na guide!tanx mam weng for that wonderful experience!:)

Manong Unyol said...

wow nice great :) another mountain we conquered...

Albert the Backpacker said...

Mount Pulag, my dream destination...dahil sa dream ko, ayun bigla nako naging mountaineer, because binago nya ang pananaw ko sa buhay...

Byaheng Jologs said...

To Sir Jc...
Thanks to you to in making this dream happened...

To Manong Unyol...
Thank you sir...
It's nice to have you in this climb...
Dreamed fulfilled talaga....
Goodluck and more climbs..

To sir Albert...
Talagang walang kasing ganda ang marating ang tuktok ng bundok na inakyat mo sir...
Sana makasama ko rin kayo sa climb or travel...

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

Hi ma'am, thanks for following. Will follow back soon, when I get the chance to open my laptop, just using a cp now.

Re this post: you inspire me, I want to climb mt pulag too, but am a late bloomer just like you. Hopefully, I would have my chance too. Thanks for sharing & for the inspiration. :)

Eleyn said...

Beautiful pictures! You are right, it's never too late to follow your dreams! :)

Byaheng Jologs said...

Eleyn....
Thanks ma'am...for having time reading my blog...
God bless...

Ella Dorado said...

Wow ang swerte! hindi kami nakapag sea of clouds last time. =(

More mountains to climb Ma'am Weng.
and Im looking forward to hike with you. =)

share: http://wondroustravel.blogspot.com/2012/07/timbak-pulag.html