Another 1 hour after some bumpy, zigzag, mini river cross rode trip we finally reached the jump off.
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 National Park Authorities also provides indicators on spots vital to Philippine history like the Site where the Battle of Tirad Pass took place, Gilbert Rock, The spot where Gen. Gregorio del Pilar was shot and the likes.
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.
A chill climb to start my 2013 series of climbs ... I have few entries about Masungi in the past however this time me and PACKERS were all set for the Summit of Masungi Rock Formation.
The summit is located inside a private property thus reaching it requires permission. Although Tanay Rizal Tourism Dept. declares the said summit as one of the tourist destination within Tanay, negotiation between the owner and the local government is still on going before opening the site to public.
Luckily, a member of PACKERS knew the owner of the place and we were permitted to enter the area. A member for the Security group served as tour guide as well. He gave us brief background about the place, the history and future projects of the area.
From the Gate to the summit, it would take about 45mins to an hour. Several upward slopes along the trail before reaching the base thus exhausting.
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