10
Dec
06

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

Who: Me and my dad, Nathan and his dad, Fr. Mon, Christian Esguerra (Emerald), and some friends of Fr. Mon
What: Climbed a mountain
When: December 9, 2006
Where: Mt. Manabo, Lipa, Batangas
Why: Do you need a reason to climb a mountain?

What I should remember the next time I climb a mountain:

1. When scrubbing the mud off your footwear, always remember to scrub AWAY from you. I didn’t know this, and I got mud on my shirt for my trouble.

2. Even if your leader leaves you behind, don’t give in to the impulse to go as fast as possible to catch up with him. This will just cause you to slip a lot.

3. If you really want to go faster, get a stick of medium length. Sticks can help you keep your balance.

4. Bring a camera, since one main reason people climb mountains is to see the sights.

5. Make sure you have a change of clothes, since by the end of the climb, you’ll be sweaty and muddy.

6. Prepare for everything that can possibly cause you trouble while climbing (like mud or rain).

7. If you want to keep in touch with the rest of the world, bring your phone with you. Sure, there’s no signal at the base of the mountain, but at the peak, the signal’s very strong.

8. Don’t be so fussy about getting mud on you–that’s why you have a change of clothes.

9. It’s a very good idea to have a shower after you get back down.

10. WEAR PANTS. You could end up with loads of scratches on your legs at the end of the day, since there you might encounter thorny plants on your climb.

11. Bring lots of water. You’ll need it.

12. Wear sandals, since you can get dirt off easily if you use them. Shoes do protect your feet more, though.

That’s all, I guess.

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17 Responses to “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”


  1. December 10, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    hmm, you should’ve asked me for advice. went hiking when i was 11 (hehe, field trip) and yes, it is muddy.

    hehe.

    maaarz signing out.

  2. December 10, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    you forgot to put “031326”. XD

  3. December 10, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    oh, yeah, forgot that. sorry. AND i also forgot the “

  4. 5 Nathan
    December 11, 2006 at 8:01 am

    Ang saya ng hike natin.

    “1. When scrubbing the mud off your footwear, always remember to scrub AWAY from you. I didn’t know this, and I got mud on my shirt for my trouble.”
    Haha! Kawawa ka naman. You forgot to put the lesson “Change your shirt AFTER you scrub your shoes/sandals.”

    “2. Even if your leader leaves you behind, don’t give in to the impulse to go as fast as possible to catch up with him. This will just cause you to slip a lot.”
    Fr. Mon kasi.

    “3. If you really want to go faster, get a stick of medium length. Sticks can help you keep your balance.”
    We only got the sticks at the peak kaya mabagal yung akyat natin.

    “4. Bring a camera, since one main reason people climb mountains is to see the sights.”
    I’ll just leech of your pics. Besides, it’s hard to take pics while going up the mountain.

    “5. Make sure you have a change of clothes, since by the end of the climb, you’ll be sweaty and muddy.”
    Sinayang mo lang yung change of clothes mo.(see #1)

    “6. Prepare for everything that can possibly cause you trouble while climbing (like mud or rain).”
    To counter this, look for everything that can possibly help you while climbing (like sticks, branches sticking out from the ground, and trees).

    “7. If you want to keep in touch with the rest of the world, bring your phone with you. Sure, there’s no signal at the base of the mountain, but at the peak, the signal’s very strong.”
    Naiwan ko cellphone ko e. Oh well, wala na rin namang load yun.

    “8. Don’t be so fussy about getting mud on you–that’s why you have a change of clothes.”
    Just fuss about getting mud on your shoes ’cause you’re gonna have to scrub it after to prevent mud from getting into the car you’ll be riding home. Kawawa yung Innova ni Joe.

    “9. It’s a very good idea to have a shower after you get back down.”
    I just washed my feet and cleaned my shoes.

    “10. WEAR PANTS. You could end up with loads of scratches on your legs at the end of the day, since there you might encounter thorny plants on your climb.”
    A good lesson indeed. Nagkasugat nga yung paa ko habang pababa tayo e.

    “11. Bring lots of water. You’ll need it.”
    I didn’t need much water then.

    “12. Wear sandals, since you can get dirt off easily if you use them. Shoes do protect your feet more, though.”
    Yes, you can easily remove dirt off it. I was unlucky. I wore shoes so I couldn’t remove all the mud and that affected Joe’s Innova.

    Wow, ang haba ng comment ko. Mas mahaba pa yata sa post. Baka kasi kasama din ako.

  5. December 11, 2006 at 10:26 am

    waaaah mukhang enjoy nga kayo.

    LOL. *yawns*

    nathan> mas mahaba nga yung comment. LOL

    031326

  6. December 11, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    duh, it’s a hike. =)

  7. December 11, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    well, hikes aren’t necessarily muddy. ever heard of hiking in really dry weather? XD

  8. December 11, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    oh, yes. LOL. but when i go hiking, it’s ALWAYS muddy. *remembers grade 5*

  9. December 11, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    it’s fun though, especially if you get to take a bath right after (which happened to me more than once already).

  10. December 12, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    that’s what i did, as seen above.

  11. December 12, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    it’s better if you take a bath in a stream. seriously.

    *misses biak na bato all of a sudden*

    maaarz signing out.

  12. December 14, 2006 at 8:01 pm

    hahaha:))

    puros si maarz nagcocomment:P

    hehe.. went hiking din once.. kaya lang yung road cemented kaya hindi muddy..

    bleeh:P

  13. December 14, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    you should try hiking in rain. it sucks. 😛


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