That was fast. The blue sky that brought smile to us in Mt. Talamitam (read my previous hike in Mt. Talamitam) just suddenly turned to grey. Kaasar! But that won't stop us from completing the day's mission—a twin day hike of Talamitam and Batulao.
Sunday - May 26, 2013
Straight from Mt. Talamitam, we traveled by jeep back to Evercrest (P13) for Mt. Batulao. There was no sign, at first, that the weather would turn against us so we just took things slow and steady. Kung baga e, petiks lang kami. We even had lunch first at a nearby carideria before breaking into the trails.
|walkathon towards the jumpoff. Sobrang init, sinong mag-aakala na may parating na bugso ng ulan?|
|Darkness looming over Batulao. The sky is falling.|
|Unexpected heavy rain! arrgghh!|
|My buddies took the lead as I struggled on the muddy trail. Mahirap talaga maglakad sa putikan when you're wearing just slippers.|
|at the registration site of the old trail (P20)|
|at the roped segment of the old trail|
|groupie shot at the highest peak of Batulao|
|the other peaks, green and hazy, of Batulao as seen from the summit.|
|descending via the new trail|
The completion of Batulao marks the success of our Nasugbu Twin Hike. Awesome experience. Thanks again to Dawn and Darwin for accompanying me.