This time few PACKERS joined the climb. Usual route from Manila to Rizal, where our hired jeepney was waiting for us. It was a bumpy ride all the way and passed 7-8 rivers before reaching Brgy. Sta. Inez.
Secured guide, register and courtesy call to Brgy. Captain and Military Personnel were the SOPs when climbing Mt. Irid.
The trek started around 7:00 am and crossed several rivers when our guide suggested to climb a mountain to bypass the last river cross where the current was too strong. Without hesitation and for the safety of the team, we scrambled all the way up to a no name mountain...... Unluckily, the soil was too loose at that time because of the rain that took place a few hours before our trek. So balancing on a slope was our main concern, heavy backpacks, eroded soil and limatiks... not just LIMAtiks.. MARAMITIKS.