December 1, 2012, Saturday – It was another usual Saturday for most of the people. But for me, my cousin and two close friends, it was a very special day. It will be the day we will make our first official climb.
Our goal : Reach the campsite and the ROCKIES of Mount Maculot in Barangay Siete, Cuenca, Batangas.
03:00 Wake Up Time
04:00 – 05:00 Travel to JAM Liner Terminal from Residence
05:00 – 05:45 Waiting time ( this is so NORMAL and realistic)
06:00 – 09:30 Travel Time to Cuenca Batangas ( from JAM Liner Terminal, take the bus going to Lemery and tell the conductor to drop you in Cuenca)
09:30 – 10:00 Dropped by in 7-Eleven at the drop off point to buy some food and stuff
10:00 – 10:05 Rode the tricycle from 7 Eleven to Barrio Siete, the starting point of the trek.
10:05 – 12:00 Trek to Campsite
12:00 – 12: 15 Rest at the Campsite
12:15 – 12:30 Trek to ROCKIES
12:30 – 13:30 Picture taking at the Rockies
13:30 – 15:00 Trek down to Barrio Siete
15:00 – 16: 30 Jeepney ride to Lipa to take the Bus to Manila
16: 30 – 17:00 Eating at McDonalds
17:00 – 20:00 Travel time to Manila
The total cost of the trek ( fare, food and buko juice is Php 650.00 ).
And here are the photos to show how wonderful God’s creation is. It was a tough trek, tiring, muscle aching and challenging but it was worth it. Just like following God’s ways, it is not easy, but the reward is more than what we deserve.