Mount Tagapo day hike last October 2, 2016 with my friends located in the municipality of Binangonan, Rizal.
Looking for your next hiking destination? On a budget? Near the Metro? You've got the right place! Why?
Because I'll be sharing here our story and itinerary for our Mt. Tagapo aka Mt. Susong Dalaga (438+masl) overnight climb.
We didn't expect to climb the Mt. Tagapo in Binangonan, Rizal on a really dim light situation, though we've planned to have our overnight camping in the mountain's campsite. Surely, time is really hard to measure especially if there are unforeseen circumstances. Mt. Tagapo is located in Talim Island which is the largest lake island in the southwest rim of Laguna de ...
The first time I've seen photos of Mt. Tagapo's summit, the first thing that came up in my mind was the Teletubbies show, it reminds me of the green hilly land from the show. I even convinced some of my friends to join me in this adventure by telling them that the show was shot there, and yes! they joined probably of that reason or simply because it really looks good in photos. We've known this place through a friend who lives a few steps from the jump off point (right at Brgy. Buhangin in Talim Island). We were a group of 10 people, enough to cut the budget short as we have to divide the Gui ...
Last June 25, my sister and I was able to cross out one item on our bucket list which is to CLIMB A MOUNTAIN.
After weeks of planning, our Mt. Tagapo day hike has finally pushed through. Together with my 8 colleagues, we were able to conquer this beginner-friendly mountain.
Our meeting place is at the Uptown Mall, BGC, Taguig City, assembly time is 3:30 am, right after our work shift. Yes, most of us doesn't have a good night's sleep as we wanted to reach our destination on time. Of course, we wouldn't recommend you to do the same, it is really hard to be awake for more than 24 hours.
This is my first official (completed) hiking experience. Well, my first hike was not that so fruitful since we weren't able to reach the summit. Anyway, Mt. Tagapo is one fairly easy hike but it's tiring given that the trail is mostly uphill. The ascent took us almost two hours to finish since it's really challenging to drag yourself up. Or maybe our legs simply hurt. Thank you to those bamboos that gave us some shade. And to Kuya's inviting smile saying, "We're almost there."
At the base camp, the warm breeze will greet you. And so is the scorching heat of the sun. What would we expect? We ...
Watch our Mt Tagapo Expedition last April 30 to May 1, 2016. This is in preparation for our Mt Halcon Expedition 2017 as part of Conquistadores Mountaineering Team. Feel free to contact me at 09983318850 or add me on Facebook, www.facebook.com/eli.atienza for our next climb inquiry.