"Heaven at the Summit" Kabayan by pres_16

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Mt. Pulag

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The Itinerary

Day 00 (Friday)
... 2200 – ETD Bus from Manila to Baguio
0430 – ETA Baguio

Day 01 (Saturday)

0500 - 1000 ETD Baguio to Bokod, Benguet (Jeep)
1000 - 1030 Registration and Briefing at DENR Ambangeg
1030 - 1200 Ambangeg to Babadac Ranger Station (Jeep)
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1600 ETD Ranger Station to Camp 2 (Hike)
Set camp. Take photos of sunset.
Dinner at Camp 2.
Overnight.

Day 02 (Sunday)

0400 - 0430 Wake-up call and Light Meal
0430 - 0530 ETD from Camp 2 to Summit (Hike)
0530 - 0630 Sunrise and coffee at Summit
0630 - 0900 ETD to Camp 2 and Breakfast (Hike)
0900 - 1100 ETD to Ranger Station
1100 - 1200 Lunch at Ranger Station
1200 - 1330 ETD Ranger station to Ambangeg (Jeep)
1330 - 1700 ETD Ambangeg to Baguio (Jeep)
1700 - 2200 Dinner at Baguio (Personal Account)
2200 ETD from Baguio
0430 ETA Manila (Monday)

The Checklist
What do you need to bring and what do you need to keep in mind? Read on:

• Clothes (2+1 pairs)
• Fleece Jacket/Down jacket/Shell (must be suited to temperatures of 0–7 degrees Celsius/32-45 Fahrenheit )
• Raingear (Rain jacket/ Poncho; or makeshift, like a garbage bag)
• Trekking Pants/Jogging Pants (Preferably waterproof, must also keep you warm)
• Extra socks
• Trekking Shoes/Rubber Shoes/Sandals (make sure you've test-worn them days before the trip)
• Gloves (that actually work)
• Bonnet/Head gear/Scarf/malong
• Plastic bags (for water proofing of your bags, clothes, cameras and other items)
• Sleeping bag (a must to be truly comfortable)
• Large Gabbage bags (at least 2 pcs)
• Flashlight/Headlamp (plus, extra batteries)
• Personal whistle (in case you get lost in the mountains, a whistle is a better chance for us to hear you)
• Personal meds and First Aid Kit
• Tissue Paper (there is only an open pit for number 2 while we are at Camp 2)
• Mess kit (Plate or container bowl, utensils)
• Kikay kit (for the ladies only, of course! LOL)
• Water bottle (at least 3 liters if you're sensitive to unfamiliar water; or just a 1-2 liter container, easily refillable with cool, fresh, clean and potable mountain water)
• Personal Trail food (candies, chocolates, cookies; to share!)
• Camera (for photo ops!)
• Happy Disposition, An Attitude of Gratitude, Sense of Adventure ☺(this is the most important!)

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
1. Individuals with special medication are advised to bring sufficient amount of their medicines.
2. For mobility and ease of trekking, the use of backpacks is recommended. Rule is to make sure your hands are free, so that you can support yourself (or your companions) in case you slip, fall (Read: No umbrellas, handbags/purses, or anything else that will restrain your hands. If you can keep them in your backpack, then you can bring them.)
4. It is also advisable that your things in your bag are packed in a big plastic bag to ensure dryness in case of rain.
5. The activity will take at least 2 days of actual hike (please refer to itinerary). As long as the hike is not your first physical activity in a year, you would be fit and capable to summit Mt Pulag. Make sure you have your doctor's clearance too if you know you may be in a delicate state of health.
6. If you exercise at least 2 weeks from the hike, with perhaps a 3 times a week 30-minute walk, then you're alright. More than anything, the exercise serves to help you have a better experience of the trip. (Hard to enjoy if you're catching your breath all the time instead of admiring the view or exchanging stories with your travel buddies.)
7. Please try to minimize the weight of your backpack. In life as in the mountain, it is best to travel light. Don't bring along a book! (You won't have time to read it.) :)
8. To minimize impact of the activity to the area, it is mandatory that we follow the "Leave No Trace" principle. Read about it here.
9. Trash and litter have no place in the wilderness. Campfires will not be allowed. Picking, gathering, hunting, or bringing down of whatever flora and fauna is strictly prohibited.
10. Temperature at Mt. Pulag may drop to 2 degrees or less, so prepare necessary clothing for the camp.
11. Make sure your lovedones/friends know where you are going. Have at least one person know where you will be going, with whom, and when you are expected to come back

  • Last visit to Kabayan: May 2011
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2012
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