Last year I was thinking about new challenges until I found myself searching about hiking and the likes. But nah, I said it before that I wouldn’t try hiking it’s too tiring and I have a very careless but adventurous girlfriend haha!
Days after celebrating and welcoming 2017, I met some people who are into hiking and I insisted to join their next hike, All of a sudden I am already part of the group and they’re planning for their first hike of the year.
My plan is to join with them but suddenly Mei asked me to also join and try hiking. I didn’t hesitate to let her join, since we agreed to lessen our travels this year. Instead, we go for the short trips and budget friendly activities. Hiking is a good alternative, I guess.
What: My First ever hike Mt. Maculot (side trip: Fantasy World and Taal Church)
Where: Cuenca Batangas. (947 masl)
When: January 8th 2017 (Day Hike)
We started the hike around 0630H and ended around 1200H or past 1200H. It was fun because of the cool weather and we also met some hikers along the way. One of the things that made me inquisitive is that almost all of them greeted us a “Good Morning”. I guess that’s one of their traditions as hikers.
All in all the trek was good even though it was a little bit tiring for me because I am heavyweight I think, but I know I can make it haha. I lived in a mountainous place in Olongapo and I think that helped me a lot. I am much more worried with Mei since it is not her forte and the last time we trekked in Cebu for the canyoneering activity, she slipped and almost fell off the cliff! Thankfully I was behind her to save her. SUPERHERO MODE.
Eating Batangas Lomi after trek is way better than I expected because it tastes good! It’s a must try in Batangas. We also had a side trip in Fantasy world and in Taal Church.