It was not my first time to climb Mt. Pulag but I was still excited since it was my first out of town organized major climb in cooperation with Jr Gonzaga of Cebu City and 43 participants from Manila, Cebu and Davao City. Our scheduled flight was 9:35pm bound for Manila via Airphil express. There was 23 of us boarding the same flight. When we arrived at Terminal 3 we took a taxi which will take us at Victory Liner, Pasay Branch. Our bus tickets was booked in advance by my friend Michael Caliat for us to choose the exact time we wanted to leave Manila.
It was 2:00pm when our group start the trek. Ambangeg trail is also known as executive trail since it is the easiest trail going to the summit at 7.5kms from Ranger Station. The trek took us 3 hours to arrived at Camp 2. During the night. we had our socials at the camp but some of the participants chose to sleep early since the weather is cold.
Wake up call was supposed to be 3:00am but since it was foggy so we decided to start our trek at 5:30am going to summit. Although the weather is not so good because of low pressure but we still enjoy our trek to summit. I could see the fogs were blown away by the wind. It was one of a kind experienced. When we arrived at the summit it was zero visibility but we still did not loose hope. When the the fog disappeared for a short period we hurriedly took photos.
|(courtesy of Keir Ashley Lim)|
We decamped at 10:00am from Camp 2 back to Ranger Station. Before we head back to Baguio City some of participants took a bath at Ma'am Gina's place. Our lunch was also served by Ma'am Gina. The "Pinikpikang Manok" and "Chopsuey" with "Brown Rice" took our tiredness away. It was 5:00pm when we arrived at Baguio City. Our bus scheduled trip is 6:30pm via Victory Liner and 4:25am we daparted from Terminal 3 back to Davao City.
|with Sir Charlie and Ma'am Genia|
If you wish to climb Mt. Pulag feel free to contact the following persons and they will surely accommodate you well:
Ma'am Emerita Albas, DENR Superintendent of Mt. Pulag National Park. You may contact her at 09196315402
Ma'am Genia Epe is incharge for jeepney reservations. She's also catering food for lunch after the trek with her specialties are chopsuey and pinikpikang manok served with rice at a very affordable price. You may contact Ma'am Genia at 09198169234.