Cross Country Trek 2013 - Pre-climb
Renante MinaSunday, March 17, 2013 18 comments

Pre-climb meeting at Pioneer
"For the road"

     I can’t wait for this event Cross Country Trek 2013 well it does not literally means you will cross another country, much better if they call it Cross Province, no matter how they call it I don’t care hahaha, this event was organized by the YABAG MOUNTAINEERS. Actually the event was seen by my buddy sir Albert also a “mountaineer and solo backpacker” and he encouraged me to join the event but something bothered me because I have a plan to have a vacation in my hometown Claveria Cagayan  and to visit the other local destination that I’ve never been before.  When I saw the videos and pictures on Mt. Kibungan on the internet, I change all my plan without hesitation I confirmed that I will join the event, as what they said pure bonding for 4 days and we will cross 7 mountains start in Kibungan Benguet and we will exit to La Union. This exploration will test our comradeship and to test also our limits. Sir Migs said this is not a competition that you are competing to a race instead enjoy the views, learn to adopt cultures, meet new friends on the trail and enjoy every single moment which is  something more interesting for  me. Since I started in hiking I’ve been in love with natures the majestic waterfalls, mysterious caves, and splendid view on the top of the mountain where you can see the dramatic sunrise and sunset. All of these change my views of life.

     This would be my second time to climb in Benguet and what should I be expect to this climb are hobnob with new friends, panoramic view and locals wearing their native clothes. Wishing and hoping have a great weather, praying we are all safe and we will finish this exploration all of us who join.

Cross Country Trek
Photos credit to Migs Mapalad



ROUTE: Traverse via Veto – Batangan – Inasan - Tubaday

Day 0
09:00 PM Meet at Victory Liner Cubao Station
10:00 PM ETD Manila to Baguio City

Day 1
04:00 AM ETA Baguio City
04:30 AM ETD Baguio-Kibungan
07:00 AM Breakfast enroute
09:30 AM ETA Kibungan, log in at the Police Station, Courtesy Call
10:00 AM Start trek.
12:00 PM Lunch by.
01:30 PM Resume trek to Veto camp site
05:30 PM ETA Veto camp. Set camp. Prepare dinner
17:30 - ETA Veto camp, Light socials 1
Camp 1 - Veto Campsite at 1500 masl.
• Temp at 1830H: 17C - Below
• Water source Available

Day 2
05:00 AM Wake-up call. Prepare breakfast.
07:00 AM ETD Veto to Batangan
09:00 AM Atop of Boulder, Pine Forest
10:00 AM Little New Zealand trail
12:00 PM Lunch by the river before Takadang proper.
01:00 PM Resume trek.
01:30 PM Tacadang, commence uphill trek
06:00 PM ETA Batangan, prepare dinner, set camp.
Camp 2 - Batangan Edge @ Approx 2500masl
• Temp at 17C – below
• Water source 5-10mins away from camp

Day 3
05:00 AM Wake-up call.
08:00 AM ETD Batangan to Inasan, Amburayan River
-   Steep by steep Wall descent
11:00 AM ETA Likungan, Regroup
12:00 PM Lunch Likungan
14:00 PM ETA Amburayan River, chillax, Swim, set camp prepare Dinner
Camp 3 – Inasan, Amburayan river camp
• Temp 20C – 15C
• Water source available
• Store available at likungan and camp

Day 4
06:00 AM Wake-up call.
08:00 AM ETD Inasan to Tubaday
12:00 PM ETA Tubaday Santol La union
1:00 PM ETD Tubaday- San Juan

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goodluck sa pag-akyat sa bundok ulet

Rix said...

Wooooahhhhhhh ang challenging naman ng event na ito.... Good luck po....

lakwatserong tatay said...

uy...namiss ko bigla sila migz & agot at lahat ng mga taga YABAG...hehehehe...

sir pakikamusta nalang po ha..pasabi galing ky brian ng SPIMC...^_^

enjoy sir the climb...kelan kaya ulit ako makakasama sa mga hardcore nayan...^_^

Manong Unyol said...

salamat sir :) sana maganda ang panahon ...

Manong Unyol said...

oo nga eh kinakabahan tuloy ako hehe

Manong Unyol said...

dapat dito ka sumama sir hehehe ganda pa nman ng view...

albert thebackpacker said...

My most challenging climb! Hopefully walang maging problema, lalo na sa weather.

karina said...

Hi Sir!

It's a surprise to know that we are both participants to Kibungan cross country. hehe. See you, Sir! :)

More power to your blog!

Manong Unyol said...

NICE KITAKITS MA'AM pakilala po kau ha para makilala namin kau dun, :)

Manong Unyol said...

eto na yung inaantay mo sir na challenge mo sau iyong sarili dapt ng paghandaan para d mabigla ang katawan.. :)

Talinggaw said...

huwaw! tingin pa lang sa trail, nalula na ako, ano pa kaya kung totoo na. grabe, di keri ng powers ko 'to. Good luck sa climb Manong Unyol, at ingat-ingats po. :)

Manong Unyol said...

hehehe ang ganda daw dito pict pa nga maganda ano pa kaya kung andun ka na hehehe... ingat sa amin lahat

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

exciting iyan..

Manong Unyol said...

tama sir :)

lovemindanao said...

ay di pa ako nakarating jan ... isama mo naman ako sa mga climb mo next time .. hihihihi :D

Manong Unyol said...

oo nman sir hehehe sked mo na kailan ka luluwas ulit message mo

albert thebackpacker said...

sige, sama natin si Love Mindanao, para habang nag te trekking tayo, tinuturuan nya tayo mag blog....

Manong Unyol said...

magandang idea po yan sir albert at ma meet din natin c lovemindanao sa luzon hehehe:)