Around 6am we left Manila for our Mt. Mariveles or Tarak Ridge climb courtesy of Karagumoy Outdoors. Shortly after 9am we entered Mariveles of Bataan. We stopped at the barangay hall of Alas-asin for the registration then had breakfast and bought some food provision. The advantage of a private transpo, well, bringing it all the way to the main jump-off where souvenir climb/group tarpaulins were displayed.
At 1030am we commenced our trek under the dry humid trail of Mt. Mariveles. We crossed several parched waterways before reaching Papaya river at 130pm for our late lunch and water refill. Then at 245pm we’re back on the trail for the summit ascend. It took us 2 hours to reach the ridge with beautiful cloud formation welcoming us at the grassland.
|Tarak Ridge View at 615pm|
|Tarak Ridge View at 640pm|
On the next day, the team commenced the summit trek but I opted for sleep… I felt the need for more sleep foregoing the scenery at the top. At 8am we broke camp and started descent. It was another relaxing climb that was truly stress relieving where I enjoyed most the shots of the beautiful flowers along the trail. Until next time…
|flowers at Mt. Mariveles|
Travel Date: May 2013