|This is the highest point in Mt. Kapayas' Peak|
|Tip: Don't Look Down :)|
|Interesting landscape view while riding our vehicle|
Getting to the jump off point alone is quite the challenge for any vehicle (which is why very few habal-habal drivers will take climbers there unless you are willing to pay for the pricey fees); although the guide usually arranges for multi-cabs/van, we rode a modified elf-type truck and yet even the road was merciless towards it.
|Our cool Jump off area where we had to finalize our gear-weight distribution, a quick orientation, GTKY and a prayer|
|We passed by and through a lot of these from our vehicle and on foot|
Assaulting under these conditions is really difficult so you have to find some fun things to do like: selfies, groufies, taking photos of cute animals along the way (Goats, Chicken, Horses, Cows) or even that of plant life like flowers, lilies and even fruits like what those two (above) are doing! Hahah
|Do you see that mountain range? That's not our destination, Mt. Kapayas is still on the other side of that!|
|At 12noon, the sun was merciless so we had to take a stop, eat lunch, drink water and I even took a nap|
|This is a hourse that was near our camp site so we left our bags here before attacking the summit to lessen our burden|
|From there, more rolling hills and beautiful landscapes such as this!|
|This is at the cliff base where the plant life is really thick and the breeze cold as well|
Above is the spot before the "kiss the wall" portion, of course I could not take a photo or proper selfie since I needed all my limbs in order to not fall from the cliff face.
|This is the reward-view that meets you when you reach the top!|
|Navigating the peak for that 'perfect shot' is also not that easy|
|One of our "Group Photos" since it is a bit crowded and we just could not have everyone in one particular area I guess|
|Some shots are worth the Risks I guess; Our guide staring down the cliff|
|This beautiful sunset greeted us as we were heading down the summit|
|We barely made it with the remaining light of the day and that signals the time for Silhouettes!!|
|Good Morning from our Camp site!|
- There are buses at the North Bus Terminal that passes Catmon on a daily basis. Fare should be PHP70 and drop-off point would be at the Catmon Municipal Hall.
- Get the services of a recognized guide in the area: Kyno Dumlao (09993259621), pay and get permits as well (Transportation from the Catmon proper to the jump-off point was provided by the municipality of Catmon through the permit) - The budget for a Mt. Kapayas day trek is relatively high;