Saved: July 10th 2013April 24th 2004
Just about to conquer Mt. Daguldol
We entered thru its side, which is by the beach.
Climbing Mt. Daguldol was quite tough for me. It was hot (gadd it was April), humid, and it was my first real climb. (I have only been climbing walls at PowerUp
.) Our trail head described it as MEDIUM in difficulty (or so it says in our IT); uhoh....
We took the bus from Buendia to Lipa, Batangas. It took just 2 or 3 hours. From Lipa, we had breakfast at fastfood and ordered some more for lunch, take out. We hired a jeepney to take us to San Juan and from there, walked through the white sand beach. I was happy. Walking further, sandy beach turned rocky. Still, I was happy. Walked some more and we were far from the beach. Not very happy. We were all hungry so we had lunch at a shady place. We started trekking and the trail was starting to get tough. I missed the beach. The climb has started. I was thrilled, but not as happy.
After five grueling hours of trekking, we pitched our tents at the peak. I have learned to appreciate our time-conscious trail head. Had he been lax with us, it could have taken us one or two hours
more to get to the peak. It could have been funny how often we whined about this adventure we decided to take. It was fun enduring the climb and laughing at ourselves for doing this. It was relaxing to watch the sun set from the peak. The trek was well worth it.
Early the next day, we had breakfast (fried eggs, corned beef, steamed rice, and coffee). Thanks to our portable stoves and pans. We got back to the beach in time for lunch. My favorite part was swimming at the beach! Now this is my kind of fun... yihaaaa!
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