Mt. Manalmon sidetrip at Bayukbok Cave
At the ES Transport we decided to our meeting place located at the Edsa Cubao Quezon City.15 participants we were all in all at 0900H we left manila heading San Miguel Bulacan and from there we headed Sitio Madlum at 1430H it took us a while because we also looked a jeepney that we could rent for us to take there and will fetch us also. Approximately 700Php was the said price for oneway but will also depend on the deal.
Our first activity was we tried the monkey bridge, but because I don't know how to swim, I didn't bother to do it so, for my safety at the same time, We never also experience the zipline because the cable was loose. 1450H we started the trek and the rain pour but the good thing is the campsite was near, It would only take us less than an hour but because the trail was muddy and slippery it took us more than hour. When we reached the campsite it was almost occupied, but we are also still lucky because there is still space near at the nipa hut of our guide kuya Bogie and there we stayed and prepared our food. There was also a source of water where we could wash our dishes and could we use for our cooking,
You can cross Madlum river at the other side by two options the Balsa or Monkey Bridge
Bamboo rafting / Balsa
Our Guide Kuya Bogie
We crossed a stream connected to Madlum river
Kuya Bogie hut
When it was the time for the social we introduced ourselves because two groups joined together. The other group was invited by sir Mon BP and other group was invited by sir Freddie.
Day 2: Assault to summit
Assault going to summit
Summit at Mt. Manalmon
God heard my prayers, I saw the spectacular view, the madlum river and the other mountains that you can see from the summit.
SIDETRIP AT BAYUKBOK CAVEIt was my first time to do spelunking I feel nervous and I don't have any idea how dangerous it is, luckily my buddy ma'am Weng she was second time in that cave, she gave some tips what to do. We have 2 guides kuya Bogie and his younger brother, Before we starts they gave some instructions not to do like avoid holding vines that can cause of falling rocks inside the cave. The first highlight of the Bayukbok cave was the rappelling and then we crawl at the small hole to get inside the "music room" and if you tap the stones it create a good sounds It's like a music instrument, the last challenge for me was the ladder you need to hold on tight because there is a portion of the stair is slippery. It's almost 2 hours we finished the spelunking at Bayukbok cave. Tips don't bring unnecessary things.
What to wear:
Helmet for caving (optional)
Going to music room
117.00 - Bus fare ES Transport From Cubao to San Miguel Bulacan
5.00 - Registration fee per person
5.00 - Balsa per person
700.00 - Rent jeep oneway (15 persons)
600.00 - Guide fee for every 8 persons, (for 15 persons 1200.00)
20.00 - Ligo/shower