Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mt. Daguldol Itinerary and Expenses

Last Sunday, we went to Laiya in San Juan Batangas to climb Mt, Daguldol. It was a few weeks after Mt. Malipunyo, and we were already itching for another mountain. Mt. Daguldol fits the bill nicely because there is a mountain, there is a falls, and there is a beach. And because we were also craving for Batangas Lomi and bulalo.

So anyway, here are the itinerary and expenses for our Mt. Daguldol trip:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sample CDO-Camiguin-Bukidnon Itinerary and Expenses

All good things: CDO, Camiguin, Bukidnon

In 2013, we went to Cagayan de Oro to experience Camiguin, Bukidnon and Iligan on a 4-day trip.  We were able to do all of our planned activities, except for the visit to Maria Cristuna Falls in Iligan due to time constraints. It was a very fun trip, and really one  for the books. So just to give you an idea on our itinerary and expenses, you may refer to below:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Water Tubing (Paanod) in Davao City

Our trip in Davao in last June (2013) was very memorable, because once more, we have proven that great happiness indeed come from bad plans! Hahaha! It was my idea to do water-tubing as we already tried white water rafting in Cagayan De Oro earlier this year. I am usually the itinerary planner, and so we added the water tubing to our adventure.  I contacted Layak thru their Facebook page, and so for P450 per pax, we were good to go.

Travel Quotes Friday: Do Something Crazy

Paanod (Water Tubing), Tolomo River, Davao

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mt. Malipunyo: The 12-hour trek

I have to admit, this Mt. Malipunyo trek has been one of the hardest I have ever done. Not because the mountain was too high or because the trail was to hard.  It was a combination of those things and more.  Our guide said the trek up would take about 3-4 hours and the descent would also take that long.  We didn't believe him, or even if we did, it didn't register that it would be at least 6-8 hours. We started the trek at 9am and we were down by 9pm. 12 hours.
L-R: registration, jump-off and some trails
As I have said, it was a combination of several things: One, there was just too many of us in the group.  We were 16, with hiking experience ranging from none to more than 10 mountains.  Given the range of our capabilities, we were too slow.  Some have to take more breaks than the other.  Another factor is the difficulty of the trail.  The trail is mostly forested.  There are parts when you have to use both your arms to hold on to roots and trees to be able to get up, and there are parts where you have to sit down and slide down, or crawl on all fours!