We all have that akyat moment where we ask ourselves, “WTF am I doing here? I could have Netflixed at home. Or drooled myself to sleep.” But NO. You are in the middle of a climb with no way back. It’s just too late for that. You’ve got no freaking choice but to finish it. Then at the end of day, once you have reached the summit, when you have seen more than what you came for, that decision will become the best decision you’ve made so far.
MT. ULAP ECO-TRAIL
Entry point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon
Exit point: Brgy. Sta. Fe, Itogon
LLA: 16.2904 N, 120.6312 E, 1846 MASL (Mt. Ulap)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Specs: Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3,
Features: Grassland and pine ridges, scenic views of the Cordilleras, burial caves
07162017 | Here goes my first ever Luzon hike in photos.
The weather went in tune with the hike as it was simply perf (at the start). Cloudy, not too hot and no rain. ❤
There are times, too, in life when something takes your breath away and you know then and there, you are changed. Mountains bring us those times. Overwhelming nature, fresh air, silence and solitude– things that climbers seek, and things that rejuvenate the soul.
Everything was way more than worth the pain and shaky legs.
All thanks to Anthony and Rizza Pigao for organizing and guiding us along the trail, and to my superb mates Marvin, Matthew, Ace, Kevin, Henry, Emman, Kim John and Julio. To our next trips together!
Photo credits go to the team
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