I always thought of Puerto Galera as an overrated tourist destination. But goddamn, one afternoon as I was playing in the water, I got shook. I caught myself falling in love with this place.
Last March, I finally made one of my hiking dreams come true. I woke up at 12 midnight and joined Justin and the rest of our group on a midnight trek for a chance to see Mt. Pulag’s famous sea of clouds and sunrise scenery in person.
Itching to try out Justin’s new Elixir 2 tent from MSR, we embarked on an overnight camping trip last February 28-29 to where else but Tarak Ridge?
For the first weekend of March, Justin, DJ, and I headed to Calatagan’s famous Burot Beach. Other than encountering a couple of poisoned youths, it was a pretty relaxing weekend.
Last Sunday, I finally made it to Gulugod Baboy, a picturesque 525+ MASL hill located in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas. A huge raincloud threatened the whole hike, but it dispersed when we got to the jump-off point.
I said finally because Justin and I already made plans to go to Gulugod Baboy last month, but because of our laziness, we ditched the plan and just opted to stay in bed and order takeout (because why not!) Luckily we were a little motivated to actually do this hike this time around as it’s the first climb of the year and we’ll be with other people. We originally invited three other people to come with us but two of them cancelled and so we’re stuck with Jerson, the dakilang third wheel.
Am I the only one who finds it alarming that we’re constantly being ditched by our friends? Are we not fun to be with??? Anyway, moving on.