Yung feeling na hindi mo matangap ang isang pangyayari at gusto mong balikan para maituwid ang isang pagkakamali. Buti nalang pwede ito sa pamumudok.
A week after the failed climb, my mind was already set for another attempt and it will be Solo Dayhike. Left Manila around 8.13pm via Victory Liner - Caloocan full of positive thoughts and hoping for a nice weather.
After registration, I started my trek around 2.20am. The temperature was so cold and sometimes it drizzled. If you'll ask me if I got scared while hiking alone at early dawn? Yes. In order to divert that feeling, I intentionally brought my xMini II (very handy though) speaker and played some music from my playlist (about 90% volume). Humming, singing made the first few hours of trekking light and supernatural-free.
Well, let's talk about the trail. Every blog or write ups about Tapulao describe the trail as "Rocky". True indeed, from the trailhead at Brgy. Dampay-Salaza to Bunkers you'll be following a craggy terrain. As recorded, the ascend can be completed for about 7 - 8 hours, and that depends on your pacing (solo or as group). Descend can be cut into half, since ascend is more time consuming in terms of pacing than descend.
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