Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mt.Pulag: The Experience

Mt.Pulag the roof of Luzon, the third highest mountain in the Philippines borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nuevo Viscaya meet at the mountain peak, elevation at 2922 masl or 9,587 feet. It is thought to be the home of the gods or of the spirits of their dead ancestors. No wonder, such location befit for a god for we witness it first hand!

The climb was long and difficult, but its well worth the sacrifices for up on mountain top, is a privilege few people can have.

The final pose before descent: Victory Pose
Morning Pose at the Peak
Readying for the descent, one last goodbye to Pulag

Following the Ambangeg TrailAlways pay attention to the trail sign
One of the reasons why we climb;I don't know what draws us closer to the mountain;
but this must be it

the simple joys, of having to watch the skyhoping for the best but expecting the worst, and that is
made it even more satisfying, is the sense of fulfillment
when completed , its beyond emotions, its a bliss!
My Sassy Girl Tree
Knocking on heavens door
The Team who made it happen!

Camp 3
The road is long and winding
but the inner joy is even overwhelming

Camp 3: Morning Bliss (after all we survived the journey)

Preparing for breakfast: with extra ply to shelter from the wind
Camp 3: halfway from the PeakThe Team who made it happen!
Grassland on our way to Camp 3Quick Pose at the Mossy Forest

Lunch at Marlboro County
Hanging Bridge crossing at Eddet RiverBreak Camp: With our First Night at Eddet River Camp
Traversing through the Pine ForestQuick Pose for a breather!
Me with the world behind
2nd day of the climb
Overlooking view from the hillside

This is it, after video presentation and the orientation,
everything is pulling together now,
the challenge is real, the climb is difficult, the loads were heavy,
the distance is long
but the anticipation is even greater to be on top of Mt.Pulag

Entering Mt.Pulag Protective AreasThe Gift of having the chance to endure a physically challenging feat,
and to see the view at top of the jeep is a bonus

Our Limousine to Baguio-Benguet: The real ATV,
at least this jeep goes off-roads!

DENR LOGOUT: Team Picture
(The climb start and ends at DENR station)

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