The traverse trail will start from Pantingan Summit going to Bakwat River (Camp site for the day). The summit has a small open space just enough for resting, while battling to a weedy and few full descents with rope segments were needed just to reach the River.
Crazy Trails........Bakwat River
3 of us slept on an A-Type tent, 2 pairs in tent while 2 on hammocks.
The most sadistic part of the entire traverse was reaching the Cowboy's Peak (Hikers commonly called it El Saco Peak). Yes, you read it right, Sadistic. It was difficult, it was one Hell of a 4x4 climb reaching the Peak....adding the knife edge trail, while struggling where and what to hold onto just to keep your balance.
Off to Tarak...... to the Ridge
According to him "Pagnagkwento ako sa mga anak ko, ginagamit ko ang mga lumang pangalan ng mga Bundok".
0245 : ETA Bagac, Bataan. Meet up w/ guide, last minute prep.
0330 : Start Trek
0520 : @ridge few meters from danny's gate. Breakfast. Sunrise.
0700 : Resume trek
0705 : ETA Danny's gate, fetch trail water.
0740 : Resume trek1120 @Pantingan Summit, lunch, siesta.
1340 : Resume trek
1725 :Bakwat River,camp,bath.
0330 Wake up Call, prepare bfast & packed lunch
0620 start trek
1105 @El Saco Peak, siesta
1320 @Tarak Peak, photo ops
1400 @Japanese Garden, lunch
1450 Resume trek
1510 @Tarak ridge campsite, photo ops ulit.
1525 resume trek
1600 @Papaya River, swim, photo ops, dinner
2005 resume trek
2125 @jumpoff, Clean-up.
- An Aeta, he will tell you stories on every peak along the Caldera Rim. A must have guide for Pantingan - Tarak Ridge.