June 20, 2015
“I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.” ― Mark Obmascik
I was having a tough time the past week when one of my colleagues asked me to join their trek to Mt. Talamitam. To tell you the truth, I never saw myself going to these mountains as a hobby. I mean, I like nature and seeing different places in bird’s-eye view but I also know how difficult it is to climb, especially steep and slippery mountains. I know I don’t have the stamina for rigorous activities like that 😉 . But I gave in to peer pressure and accepted the challenge. I felt I needed the adrenaline rush to take out the negativity anyway.
Fast forward to June 20. Jaymee, TJ and Deo picked me up at Sta. Rosa Exit. From there, we took the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road and Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway until we reached Kilometer 83. The jump off point is beside Brgy Aga Elementary School in Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas. One should not miss the area since there is a yellow marker of KM83 and the climbers and guides also gather in there. For those bringing your own cars, there is a small parking space in front of the registration area and sari-sari store. Parking fee depends on you. 🙂