It was a week before Christmas, the only day we were all available for a Sunday hike. pinoyMountaineer photos showed a beautiful sea of clouds once you reach the summit, but, it had been raining intermittently on the day of our climb, so the sea of clouds were a no show, but it was beautiful nonetheless. A Beautiful rainbow also appeared at some point, when the rain had paused.
We started our hike at 4am, when the sun wasn’t even up yet and headlamps were our bff’s.
We reached the first summit, Mt Cayabu, while it was dark still. It’s ok, it was Maynuba that we were after anyway.
Everything was so beautiful. Perhaps the only caveat was that the ground was extremely muddy and slippery. But the weather, albeit the rain, was cool, we liked it.
We decided to traverse the mountain, never mindthe extra hours it would add to our hike because traversing meant going through 8 “wonder falls” where you could take a dip. The cold, clean water was such a treat for our tired legs!
Watching the sun rise as we hiked through the mountains… just being around nature. The phone connection may have been non existent there, but the human connection was stronger than ever.
What made this hike special also was that not only is it our first hike back after a year and a half, but it’s the first time I have ever hiked with my bro. And it won’t be the last. 🙂