Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mt. Maculot - Cuenca, Batangas

My most memorable day hike...

At first, I was hesitant to do this climb because my first day hike was not so successful, (http://byahengjologslakwatsera.blogspot.com/2013/01/pico-de-lorothe-famous-mountain-shaped.html) .. And this is the first time that most of my buddies are first timers. Kinakabog ako, when I received a call from my buddy sir Erwin, he told me that four our climb buddies are new to hiking...and we are only three who had experience in mountaineering...also we are all new in this mountain... Kya kailangan ng doble ingat at lakas ng loob...
The only guide I had was the blog I read from Manong Unyol (http://manongunyol.blogspot.com/2012/06/mt-maculot-adventure.html) and Batang Lakwatsero (http://www.ivanlakwatsero.com/2012/01/mt-maculot-rockies-dayhike-with.html)
Thanks to both of them for sharing a comprehensive experience of their climbs...whew!




preparing to hike at
mountaineers jump-off


Start to move...







end of the concrete trail and right was the entrance to the woods
...and the real trek begins here...








left to right - Mam Cecil, Me, Mam Dada, Sir Erwin, Mam Liza,
Mam Weng my tukayo, and Sir Carl...












having fun along the trail



















View of Taal Lake

trail to rockies
the rockies




















group on top of rockies







sigh of a very successful day hike




This was really a great climb with the great buddies...  This is the price of climbing mountains and reaching the peak or summit... Aside from meeting new friends..every time I climbed, I felt so overwhelmed... Nakakalimutan mo ang buhay sa kapatagan pag nasa tuktok ka ng bundok...walang pumapasok sa isip mo kundi ang pagpapasalamat sa Lumikha dahil nakikita mo ang kagandahan ng buong paligid...
Sometimes, I got too emotional when my two feet touch down on its summit... I always murmur to myself...salamat sa lakas ng pangangatawang ibinigay sa akin...dahil nagagawa ko pa ang mga bagay na gusto ko pang gawin... ito ang tinatawag kong "Personal Freedom"...haaay...kay bait talaga ng Lumikha...kay ganda talaga ng Kalikasan....



2 comments:

Gabz | Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Beautiful view up there! Supposed to climb here a few months ago but hindi natuloy due to bad weather. I hope matuloy na next time. :)

Byaheng Jologs said...

Hello Sir Gabz...
Go lang sir...
Just went back there last Sat.& Sun.
They created some changes sa trek ..medyo bago pa lang po kaya medyo slippery and soft pa yung soil...
Medyo nanibago po kami...
But still a very nice place to go with...
thanks po sa comment...
TC and godbless...