Art in the Park at Salcedo Village.
January 19, 2013. The EM students had their first day hike for the semester at Mt. Gulugod-Baboy, Mabini, Batangas. It was a long 3-hour bus trip, with a few stops in between to pick up the students who were unable to make it to the 6am call time and ended up chasing the bus.
The students had a bit of an initiation to climbing at the jumpoff, which was a long concrete road uphill. From there, we entered the trail and made it to the summit in about 1.5-2 hours. When we got to the summit, we found a shady spot away from the howling winds where we were able to cook lunch with the camp stoves and cooksets that we brought. What a feast it was: Ginger chicken, carbonara, yang chow fried rice, pork belly, buttered steak and vegetables, wicked oreos and Nutella pancakes. Props to the Dess, Jam, Nikko, Jomel and our guide, Randy for helping out.
It's been a while since I've had a climb where I wasn't wet and miserable. The overcast skies and winds made for perfect climbing. This was a good day.
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