Alright, I'm just kidding. Actually, my sole purpose in doing this hike was to finally reach Tarak Peak and have a picture at the famous tree which I never had in my three previous Tarak Ridge hikes. Yun lang naman, wala nang iba.
Sunday - August 11, 2013
Time was 7:30 in the morning when our team reached the breezy Tarak Ridge. It was after trekking for 2 hours, more or less, on the familiar trail of the mountain which I've done three times last year. It's good to see Tarak ridge once again. Compared to the last time (which was over a year already), everything looked pretty much the same—there's the grassy ridge with bits of edgy rocks and a perfect view of Manila Bay.
|Praise the heaven for giving us a great blue sky that day, despite the storm's presence somewhere east of Luzon.|
|Cavite and Batangas mountains spotted from Tarak Ridge|
So after posing for some drama photos at the ridge, I rallied everyone towards the peak.
|march to the peak!|
|there's the ridge as seen from the forest entrance.|
|inside the summit forest|
|the other peaks of Mariveles mountain, visible from Tarak Peak.|
|so here it is, at long last! A proof that I reached Tarak Peak|
*notice the ANBU mask I'm wearing.
|clouds slowly eating the whole mountain. oh no!|
|Rooty Tarak trail|
|We had a break here in Papaya River|
|At Aling Curding's place. Coincidentally, it was the old lady's birthday that day. So she treated everyone with sweet Biko and Pancit. Intant free lunch for the whole team! Happy birthday again Aling Curding!|