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mount mauyog

mount mauyog

brgy. sunog, balamban

02april17

it was my first time to climb a mountain with my friends, grace and madam kyra ๐Ÿ™‚ we were still unsure if we’d push through with the plan because it rained for 2days straight last week and we thought it might be dangerous for us to climb. but papa God cleared the skies and made sure it didn’t rain last Saturday. the good weather finally made us decide to go through with the plan of climbing mount mauyog last sunday.

grace set the meet-up time at 5am but i woke up at 530 ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค i had to rush taking a bath and changing clothes. thank goodness they waited for me. 

after filling our tummies with a jollibee meal, we went to ayala terminal to catch a vhire bound for balamban. we made sure to tell kuya driver to drop us off in brgy. cantipla.

it was a foggy-fog-fog-foggy morning ๐Ÿ˜€

we were dropped where we needed to be, salamat kuya driver! ๐Ÿ™‚

thank you, papa God for a perfectly-fine weather ๐Ÿ™‚ 

us three while waiting for a motorcycle taxi: 

after more than 30minutes of travel time, we arrived at our next stop: 

we paid our dues and registered:

the view at the back of the building: the river that we had to pass through and the mountain but it’s still not mount mauyog ๐Ÿ™‚ 

my feet-fie and yes, here we go! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

with kuya guide, jessy! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

the 3 of us (and kuya jessy too ;)) 

and every time i want to give up, i always see a baka ๐Ÿ˜€ 

the beautiful flowers that we passed ๐Ÿ™‚ 

grace took these pictures of me, klaro kaayo nga na.uwahi ko ๐Ÿ˜€ 

and it was in the gym (halfway to the foot of mount mauyog), that we met our new friends ๐Ÿ™‚ 

after a few hurried introductions, we decided to pretend to be together to be able to save on the guide fee going to mount mauyog ๐Ÿ™‚ 

it’s not pangilad per se, i call that strategy ๐Ÿ™‚ our picture together and our kuya guides ๐Ÿ˜€ 

because i missed madam kyra so much, we just had to take a picture together ๐Ÿ˜€ 

our kuya guides and another guide from another group who we also asked to play pretend with us ๐Ÿ™‚ salamat, kuya guides ๐Ÿ˜€ yep, kuya jerry also carried my bag for me too ๐Ÿ˜€ 

we were all hungry by this time so we had to eat our lunch ๐Ÿ™‚ 

and another group picture with our new friends because close na baya mi ๐Ÿ˜€ 

and then, it was time for us to finally climb mount mauyog ๐Ÿ™‚ this was it, no turning back ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

remember i mentioned that we had to play pretend with another group? they arrived at the top first so they got first dibs ๐Ÿ™‚ we all patiently waited for our turn and i just took everything in ๐Ÿ™‚ 

grabe, kanindot na man lang jud sa talan.awon ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you, papa God! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

and then finally, it was our turn ๐Ÿ™‚ 

madam kyra’s pictures: 

grace’s pictures: 

and of course, i savored my time at that spot too ๐Ÿ™‚ 

as i’ve mentioned in my insta post, with these 2, 3 is never a crowd ๐Ÿ™‚ 

si madam noren na lang kulang ๐Ÿ˜€ 

i’m so happy i climbed mount mauyog with you 2! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

i also just had to take a picture of our new trekking buddies ๐Ÿ˜€ 

it was at this time that i experienced cramps on my left knees. my kuya guide was already worried i might not be able to make it back down.but no way, josรจ, hinay signal wifi didto no, i just had to go back home ๐Ÿ˜€ 

after a few minutes, kuya decided to show us the other side of the mountain, nindot pud daw ang view. 

unsay nindot? nindot is an understatement. nindot jud kaayo ๐Ÿ˜€ 

the other girls still got first dibs ๐Ÿ™‚ we didn’t need to wait for our turn though, because there were a lot of rock formations that you could claim as your own.

i stayed somewhere in the middle so i had a vantage point of everybody’s spot and i was able to take pictures of them too ๐Ÿ™‚ 

thank you again papa God for making all things beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

i also had my pictures taken in my spot too ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you, (instagram id) jons know ๐Ÿ˜€ 

and i can never thank my kuya guide enough for what he did for me for that climb ๐Ÿ˜€ he carried my heavy bag, helped me manuever through the rocks, held my hand and helped me stand up everytime i fell ๐Ÿ™‚ 

the rock formations or spots as i call them, are incredibly beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ 

we just had to take a group picture with our new-found friends ๐Ÿ˜€ 

that was ultimately the most fun climb i’ve had yet; and the climb that i had friends for company ๐Ÿ™‚ 

it was also the most difficult climb yet. i experienced cramps and i fell four times. but i just got back up everytime i did because dili nya ko ka.uli ๐Ÿ˜€ 

i  felt that it was level1000000 na difficulty in going down and i finally took out my phone to take a picture of us when i saw that we were just a few meters away from the starting point ๐Ÿ™‚ 

and i did mention that i fell four times right? i wore this like a badge of honor. i survived mount mauyog, yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

my flower finds! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

it was also my first time nga maki.hitch ug ride and i was the one nga nipara, hahahahahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚ free ride for me and my friends, until sa transcentral highway ๐Ÿ˜€ salamat sa nagpa.hitch namo! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

and what do you do in transcentral highway? ๐Ÿ™‚ take pictures right in the middle of the road of course, while waiting for your next ride ๐Ÿ˜€ 

khevin asked if we were ok with going to island in the sky since we were just in the area. guess what our answer was? 

a blogpost will be written about what we did next ๐Ÿ˜€ 

mount mauyog, you tested my strength and my will and although i barely passed, i am sure glad i gave climbing you a try ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Expenses:

> mandaue to brgy. cantipla

10.00 jeepney fare from mandaue to ayala terminal

120.00 vhire fare from ayala terminal to eskina cantipla

70.00 hb2x fare person from eskina cantipla to tabunan multi-purpose building

> brgy. tabunan to brgy. sunog:

30.00 denr fee 

400.00 guide fee from brgy.tabunan to brgy.sunog (regular fee is 500.00 for a group of less than 10people)

> mount mauyog:

30.00 disturbance fee 

300.00 guide fee for a group of minimum of 10people

if you want to do away with paying the fees in brgy.tabunan (and less trekking too if i may say :D), you can go directly to the foot of mount mauyog. just ask the vhire driver that you’ll climb mount mauyog or to get you off in brgy.sunog – whichever is familiar sa driver. maybe mount manunggal would be a better landmark though. while you are in the area, you might want to climb mount manunggal too (we didn’t ;)) ๐Ÿ˜€ 

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