My first mountain for the year, yehey! 1 down, 5 to go hehehe.
We were finally able to hike to Mt. Cabuyao last Saturday, April 15, 2017. The last time I went there was I think in 2011 or 2012. It was also a hike with a friend and 2 of my nieces.
Cast: me, my 7 year old niece, my 13 year old niece
I think the radar station is 5-6 kilometers starting from the police outpost in KM. 8.So that’s doable in 1.5-2 hours depending on your pace.
Total hours of hour hike: 4 hours up until Cafe in the Sky only. It’s still about 5-15 minutes away from the radar station, depending on your pace. Why? Because the bulinggit keeps on saying “tita, innana” (tita, rest) every 3-5 minutes! Hehehe. Plus picture taking and lots of trying to identify Baguio landmarks while we were going up hehehe.
The path is a long and winding concrete road which is always ascending but not too steep.
We started our hike from home at 6:30 AM. So even if she requested for many stops, there was really ample time until we reach the top.
Funny things along the way.
While the wind was blowing stronger than usual:
Joyce: Wooooo itayab dak kuma idiay Cabuyao! (Woooo sana ilipad na ako sa Cabuyao!
Someone farted. Joyce punched the ass of the one who farted. She farted again, louder this time. Hahaha! Buti na lang walang ibang tao hehehehe.
We saw a goat. The goat said mehehehehe. I teased my niece by saying rhhiiieeeemmhhaaarieeeee to the tune of the goat’s sound hehehee. I caught her trying to imitate it with my name. I told her mas bagay sa name nya. Malapit-lapit nang mapikon. Hahahaha!
Finally, after 4 hours, we reached Cafe in the Sky. We tried their smoothies but unfortunately, our orders did not leave a lasting impression hehehe. But that is fine, because were were there for the experience.
On our way up, our cousin who co-owns PICMAR Heritage Lodge and Camping Grounds passed us by. She later on called to tell me to drop by PICMAR for a visit since my other cousin was there even if they went out. And that they will be returning after a few errands so they may still catch us there.
So from Cafe in the Sky, we proceeded to PICMAR which was a kilometer away. More lakad hehehe. We stayed there for about an hour.
We took the PUJ going down because that was already 1 PM and we were also going to attend a cousin’s despidida party at lunch time.
Joyce did not want to take the jeep. She wanted to walk daw. She is faster daw when going down. But it was already late, I was already tired, and I also want to go to my cousin’s place earlier so that there is more time to mingle with other cousins hehehe.
We got down at KM. 8 and then we walked the rest of the way home.
NOTE: Most tourists in cars are not allowed to go up the mountain because it is a forest reserve.