The group met at Vicory Cubao at 8 AM and left Manila at 8:45 AM, reached Capas Junction at around 11 AM. After a quick brunch, we went to the wet market for more food supplies. We rented a jeep that brought us to where the 4x4s are. After a briefing given by the security, we started the 1 hour ride that brought us to the jump off. At around 3 PM, we started our trek. We passed by lahar mountains, and along the riverside. It took us 3 tiring hours to reach the campsite. Our itinerary says it’s just a 45-minute trek but unfortunately, the skyway (which is i guess the shorter route) was closed and so we had to take the long way.
But it was all worth it when we reached the area. The site took my breath away. It’s so beautiful and peaceful. It’s hard to believe that almost 17 year ago, this same place caused havoc and so much destruction in the nearby provinces. But now, it has become one of the attractions of the province. I am at a loss for words so I’ll just let the below pictures describe our trip to that amazing place.