|Fantastic and mystic mist shrouds the surroundings of our campsite in the morning of our tryst at Mt. Daguldol, February 15-16, 2014|
|Part of the uncemented road going to Sitio Biga that we traversed |
before having our lunch.
|A construction equipment used for the ongoing improvements of the roads. In the future, |
the trail of going up to the mountain will become shorter for sure.
|Hernan, the 'pakumbo' peddler, became an instant celebrity because of the presentation of his products,|
the 'bukayo' are arranged inside a box-liked container made of dried banana bark and hanged together during the peddling.
Later on, we arrived to a line of eateries by the shore at Sitio Biga for our lunch. That was already past 1:00 o’clock. After putting down our heavy backpacks, we set up our ready-to-eat lunch we have bought from the stop-shop along the way to satisfy our grumbling stomach. After the lunch, some banters and picture takings, the group decided to start for the real thing. But a hearty prayer was uttered first by MR, one of the female trekkers.
|Smile is wider when the stomach is full.|
|Happiness is contagious but hunger is not.|
|Choose happiness, it is the secret to stay young. But climbing mountain can make you even younger.|
|The first few kilometers of the Daguldol trail is composed of winding and ascending rocky paths with shades from various plants and trees like bamboos, ipil ipil, and others which make the travail a lot more easier.|
|An open trail like this reminds every mountaineer that the sky is watching them.|
|Wooden with galvanized roof hut was built by the locale|
to accommodate trekkers who want to rest for a while.
|The vast and serene body of water in the horizon|
is part of the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea.
|Aling Tessie's place becomes a hodge-podge to many |
mountaineers who take time to stop and try her special halo-halo,
cold water and soft drinks.
|At Aling Tessie's place, Magkaugnay takes some minutes to regroup and then proceed the climb to the campsite.|
|Everyone is excited to have his/her picture on the grassland area of Mt. Daguldol while the sun is setting in the west.|
|The golden sun before being totally devoured by the mountain. Mt. Gulugod Baboy is seen in the west when you are at the top of Mt. Daguldol.|
|Wacky shot of Magkaugnay on the grassland of Mt. Daguldol.|
|Mr. Henson Casalem while fixing his all-seasoned tadpole tent worth a fortune :)|
|Cooking is always a challenge to me.|
|Every blend needs a smile to add the best taste of pork 'giniling' for dinner.|
|Early bird catches the best worm. Shobe amid the thick fog |
bravely prepares our breakfast for the day.
|Residues of the past night's socials|
|Prepping to meet the summit|
|You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have left.|
|Whatever you are, be a good one.|
|Always be on the look out for the presence of wonder.|
|Only you can make you happy|
|If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.|
|Clinging to the rocks: Beauty untouched and needs not to be touched.|
|After the fog disappeared...|
|My tent buddies:(from left) Jentz Laguerta, Bernalyn Shobe Basilio, and Rafael Nite.|
|After securing the campsite is already clean for the next campers, the gallant Magkaugnay|
takes a pose for posterity before their descent from the mountain.
|Hikers try to measure the three giant stairs of the Naambon Falls.|
|The gargantuan boulders beckon everyone and extend her warm welcome.|
|From afar, the thin flow of the waterfalls looks like grandmother's long hair flowing down.|
|Roxanne Cidro Reyes prancing happily in the water|
|Ellalaine Melo amusing herself on the sand|
|Staying in the scorching sun to get tanned while sipping some beer and making good cheers.|
|The sun, the sand and the sons of God full of gratitude for the Daguldol climb filled with fun, felicity, feat, fervor and friendship.|