Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Madlum Maximum Adventure

Biak na Bato National Park, San Miguel, Bulacan

We trekked under the scorching heat of the summer sun, swam in the refreshing jade waters, explored historical caves, rode a rickety bamboo raft, crossed the monkey cable (twice!), had a satisfying lunch near the Mt Manalmon peak, tried vine swinging for the very first time, and endured a dusty, bumpy ride while packed like sardines in a tricycle. It's one adventure-packed day and we had so much fun! 

Thanks to the help of the Madlum guides, especially Dondie and the amazing 71-year old Tatay Tonying! 

Actual itinerary:
0600-0620   Meet up time (FIVE STAR BUS STATION, CUBAO)
0640   Departure for SAN MIGUEL, BULACAN
0850   Arrival in Brgy. KAMIAS, San Miguel, Bulacan
0900   Departure for jump off point
0930   Arrival at jump off point (Barangay Madlum)
0940   Monkey cable crossing (two-rope bridge crossing)/photo ops time
1020   Registration
1030   Start of trek to Mt. Manalmon
1115   Arrival at Mt. Manalmon summit basecamp / lunch time
1145   Summit assault/photo ops
1230   Start of descent
1330   Arrival at jump off point / rest / halo-halo time
1430   Start of trek to Bayukbok Cave
1500   Arrival at Bayukbok Cave / start of spelunking
1630   Start of trek back to jump-off point
1700   Arrival at jump off point / free time for swimming
1730   Wash-up time
1800   Zipline time
1900   Departure for bus stop
1930   Arrival at Kamias ES Transport Bus Stop
2010   Departure for Manila
2210   Arrival in Ortigas 

For the trip expense report, click this!

Sending you happy thoughts...

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