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Retracing Dagulgol

Daguldol camp

One of the campsites in Daguldol near the water source

Had another chance of climbing again last weekend thanks to the gracious invitation of Adtrek on their anniversary climb. Thank god the weather was nice (I guess too nice, – it’s freaking hot!). It was really hot, probably why I got lazy to take more shots than the usual.

Daguldol camp

Walk along the long stretch of beach

I have been to Mt. Daguldol before, at least a year ago with MFPI where we camped by the beach. This time, with the adiks around we camped at summit clearings. It was a fun open climb and got to know more people along the way. Heard there were amazing corals and fishes on the beach. Well maybe if I had the chance to get back here I’ll do more snorkeling this time.

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Ma-ulan na Maculot

Tent in the Rain

Isa sa campsite sa Mt. Maculot

Nung isang linggo, nayaya akong mag Mt. Maculot. At dahil medyo matagal-tagal na rin akong di nakaka-akyat ng bundok pumayag na rin ako. Una medyo nag-a alangan ako kasi Mt. Maculot. Isa ata sa pinaka sikat na bundok na inaakyat sa Batangas, na-iisip ko di masyadong maganda at baka madumi paligid. Pero dahil mura lng naman at wala naman akong naka schedule nung weekend na yun, pumayag na rin ako.

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Mt. Daguldol climb

Daguldol Summit

A tree at the Daguldol Summit

I’ve been longing to go back to the mountain for quite sometime so I accepted an invitation from, fellow climber Ruby of MFPI to climb Mt. Daguldol in San Juan, Batangas. Still weary-eyed from lack off sleep, I packed my bags around 4am Saturday morning and quickly set off to sleep. Good thing our assembly was noon time in Buendia where our Vans would pick us up. Don’t know much of the guys who will be coming along, but I saw some guys mostly with “daypacks” and large sleeping bags. Some girls even have shoulder bags with them. Are they going to a mall? Probably first time climbers, I thought. We were around 18 people inside the Van, but good thing, it was spacious, cool and comfortable.

We had a smooth ride going to Batangas, but had to ask some people to make sure we were in the right direction. Around 5pm we reached Barangay Hugom in Batangas and parked by the HEGA station where you have to register and acquire a mandatory guide. Shortly after the group have organized, we hiked along the beach coast headed to our campsite. We passed along some nice resorts like La Luz and I forgot the other. It was a gloomy afternoon but the beach seems A-Ok. Further towards the jump-off point, there were some scenic rocks along the shorline, and the water is really clear and inviting on those parts.

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A Time to Forgive

Calaruega

Forgive and forget. So easy to say yet at times so hard to do. But in time you’ll realize that keeping those anger and hatred kept inside is also like imprisoning yourself.

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Finned Feet

Finned Feet

I’m so pre-occupied right now that my blogging movement is akin to having finned feet. Hehehe. Anyways, I’ll just finish up some stuff and get back to some serious blogging. Meanwhile enjoy the photo which was taken in on of the beaches in Anilao, Batangas.

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Wake up call

View from the Tent

I think it’s been 7 months since I climbed a mountain. And what a way to start the year with the same mountain I last climbed in 2004, Gulugod Baboy (“Pig’s Spine”). This was supposed to be real easy but since my endurance have somehow waned down bit, I felt a bit exhaustion. Still, the first trip from “Lakbay Unlimited” was successful. Last year was a real bummer for the group’s travel activity since everyone were busy with their own stuff. And finally the experience of being on top of a mountain is back! And also the blistering cold!

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Underwater Madness

Anilao Pawikan

Finally got my underwater pics scanned to CD courtesy of my friend at Columbia Megasmall. It’s amazing how a lot of people are excitied to see themselves underwater. And I’m quite glad at some of my underwater shots. Though I wish I could have done a lot better. Or I had more film in my camera.

Anilao Sharks

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