September 29-30, 2017 – Another interesting hiking adventure found in the northern part of luzon, particularly located in Cordillera Autonomous Region is Mt. Ulap.
Mt. Ulap is 1846 MASL and about 6.5 km from the starting area. This ecotrail is perfect for day hike and it is only less than an hour from city of Pines, Baguio City. The mountain offers you more than what you expect, the views, the trail and the people of the province.
We left Manila at around 11 pm. Our meeting place is at Telus house cubao, Quezon City and reached itogon almost 5 am. The weather is perfect for a day hike not so cold and not so hot. After paying necessary fees at the barangay hall of ampucao, we go straight for our day hike.
First peak is Ambanao Paoay 1788 MASL. It was easy I believe since the trail is friendly. We took some pictures and grab a minute rest before we proceed. We have to power our walk to meet our itineraries.
Power! That’s the word I always heard from our new found friend. We moved on and continue our adventure. We were at 1814 MASL, the second peak at Gungal in a perfect time.
In this area where we spent some time to take photos. A bit hard to wait indeed because we have to wait for our turn to experience the most popular picturesque view of the mountain and no turning back. Waiting is all worth it.
After a long photo shoots in this area, we power it again “Totoo yun” to reach the last peak. As per guide its only about an hour. The hike was tiring but everything is nothing when you see the people that you’re with are having a good time. Boom! We’re almost there, we’re almost at the peak.
Finally we’re at 1846 MASL. We’ve conquered the Mt. Ulap. My experience was indeed amazing. The mountain is consist of pine trees and grassland. Tha trail is easy and it has no dead spot everything is picture perfect. The rocks made you rock just be careful in dealing with it.
To wrap up we can now go down and with us are the experience and memories we got from the mountains.
Along our way going down I thought it was easy but what the hell is going on, you need to go down as in down down but it’s no problem what is important is that we conquered as a group and thankful that there is no accident that happen.
Thank you for my group for a memorable and a wonderful weekend! Thank you for our two ate who guide us from the start to the end of the trail. Until then.
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