Here we go again, we started to descend at 8:30 AM on the same trail that we trekked yesterday. But because of the brief 10 minute drizzle that quickly followed the early morning fog, the muddy trail that we traversed yesterday became even soggier. Our feet had no choice but to dip again on the mud.
|one last group photo before leaving the summit.|
We met horses along the way, they were heading to the the summit area probably to graze on the grass. I wonder how the other campers we left on the camp site treated their guest, haha.
We just walked and walked over the mud, the rocks and buttresses of the trees. Goats, horseas and cows were also met along the trail. We were walking not against the gravity and my bag was now lighter, the descent was way much easier.
|cows blocking our way|
Around 10:30 AM, we were now on Mang Lizardo's place (half-way of the trek). We deserve another bottle of ice cold softdrinks. We again rested for about 5 minutes before we resumed our descent.
|sariling sikap shot|
The trek continued until we reached the trail to Naambon Falls
We just trekked for 5 minutes from the Mt. Daguldol trail to this scenic waterfalls. The waters cascading gracefully from the top created three dramatic waterfalls. The highest (about 20 feet high) is located on top and the other two at the lower part.
|the trail to Naambon Falls|
|the three falls of Naambon Falls|
|the highest falls|
|the lower falls|
|feeling the power of the falls|
|group shot at the falls|
We continued the trek at 12 noon, and in less than 40 minutes we reached the ground, yehey! We're a bit lost in the maze of houses at Sito Biga, we forgot the way to the beach. We just asked the people around and just walked continuously until we finally reached the rocky shoreline of Laiya beach.
|BTW, thanks to this umbrella, it served as my walking stick, sun shield, and tripod|
Smooth stones and corals, and some patches of not-so-fine sand and massive rock formations - that's Laiya Beach. The water is really inviting so we bathed again for some time.
|coral debris at Laiya Beach|
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Thanks to Ate Lerma, by 2:40 PM, we're feeling fresh and ready to trek back to Brgy. Hugom.
|one more group shot at Laiya Beach Rock Formations|
|beach front of La Luz Beach Resort|
We had our late lunch again at the same place we dined yesterday. Surprisingly, they still have the same adobo meals they were serving the last time we were there. We had no choice but to eat what was served on the table (P40/meal).
We asked the people there how to commute back to bayan of San Juan and they all gave the right direction. We rode a tricycle (P20/head) to Sitio Balakbakan were the San Juan-Laiya jeeps are stationed. We still waited for about half an hour because the trips are scheduled. By 4:45 PM we left for the bayan of San Juan, fare was only P35.
There were no more buses at that time that will travel direct to Manila, so we boarded the jeep bound for Lipa City. It took us almost 2 hours to reach the bus terminal at Lipa, fare was P50.
Before we boarded the bus bound for Manila, we had a Special Lomi (na hindi naman lasang special) at a Lomi house just beside the terminal. We boarded the bus as soon as we finished our heavy but so-so lomi.
|the Special Lomi with not-so-special taste|
Batang Lakwatsero survived his first mountain! Thanks to my company for making my year end trip a memorable one.
Mt. Daguldol Climb (2D1N, December 28-29, 2011)
Part 1 - Mt. Daguldol | My First Climb
Part 2 - Mt. Daguldol | At the Summit
Part 3 - Mt. Daguldol | Side Trips to Naambon Falls and Laiya Beach