No date on a Valentine's day (what's new???). What better way to invite friends for a level up Valentine's date ... literally level up coz we climbed Mount Pinatubo in Tarlac. With a mountaineer friend's help and an IRS friend's powers we headed to the North for the what I call "BEAUTY from ASHES"
can't find our way to Sta. Juliana, so we just pose for a break =), still dark coz we wanted to trek before the break of day.
after registration and payment off we go with three 4x4 vehicle
Tin, me, Edsel and EJ with Mang Val our dependable driver of this open 4x4 bumble bee
next group of riders Icoy, Sheila, Tanguy and Denis
and the 3rd group Yohei, Dee, Pogs and Vee
posing before the chocolate hills look alike
this is where the Old way and Sky way separate ways
after the briefing from our guide Mang Jun Salazar, start of the almost 3 hours walk
Darna's stone carried by 2 Dings
It's a long walk along and crossing the river
Mang Jun Salazar and Mang Vic were such spoilers, my shoes didn't get wet even on a rushing waters
breakfast along the way
it's still a long way
nice river trekking
so near yet so far
some natives (Aetas) we met along the way
this is where the Old way and the Sky way meet again
after many turns on a path like this.....
Behold! The Beauty =)
one more take please direk!
having a dip in a cold water of Pinatubo
reminds me of Transformer the movie =)
going back to Sta. Juliana for a good bath after a sweaty, dusty walk to the beautiful Mt. Pinatubo