text | Lester Valle
photography | Wing Larase, Yo Muan, Carla Ocampo, Rap Rios and Lester Valle
Day 00 | 26 December 2009
2115H – Carla and I arrived at Victory Liner Cubao Station. Yo came earlier and secured an area for us to kill time while waiting for the midnight trip to Baguio. We witnessed the heavy influx of people bound to various places in the North. Most notable were fellow hikers. From my reckoning, a good 30% of the crowd are Pulag-bound, judging from the size of their packs and that shiny ol’ thermal earthpad jutting out of their side pockets. Apparently, December is the peak season for scaling the highest landform in Luzon.
2210H – Wing came in, followed by Rosa, Nadja and Renan. We patiently waited for the 2300H bus ride to Baguio City. Nadja, who is in charge of the reservation, handed the tickets. Fare is Php 435.00. Rap went a day ahead to Baguio. He will meet us there at the rendezvous.
2302H – Bus off to Baguio. Read the rest of this entry »