After the chill climb at MASUNGI Rock Formation, PACKERS then headed to Ilocos Sur for some historical visit at Tirad Peak.
Tirad Peak is part of the Tirad Pass National Park located in the Municipality of Gregorio Del Pilar. Reaching the said Peak requires a courtesy call to the local government thus everyone needs to register at Gregorion Del Pilar Police Station.
The climb proper started after lunch at Candon Beach Resort where our hired jeep was waiting.
For about two hours, we reached the Municipality of Gregorio del Pilar for a courtesy call then hopped back in then headed to the Jumpoff.
For day 1 our target was to reach the Tirad Shrine which will serve as the camp site for the team.
Trekking all the way up was not just fun but also educational. From time to time you'll be seeing some famous lines qouted from well known people.
The trail heading to the Tirad Shrine has a gradual ascend, covered with trees and you'll see Nipa huts for resting. It took as 2 hours to reach the shrine, everyone were so busy clicking those camera on every historical spots for some souvenier shots.