Tarak – Pantingan Reverse Traverse

Tarak -Pantingan Reverse Traverse Dayhike part 2
The Descent
Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles to Sitio Gabon, Brgy. Saysayin, Bagac
Dayhike: 13hrs
Climb Date: April 23, 2016

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I would like to reiterate that the trail of Tarak – Pantingan Reverse Traverse is the same if not more difficult than that of Mt. Guiting Guiting. The first part of this article can be found here Tarak – Pantingan Reverse Traverse.

This is the continuation of our Reverse Traverse Dayhike and at the previous article I wrote the hardship we’ve been through from Tarak Peak to El Saco peak or the Cowboy Trail descending to the crater with the magnificent view of the caldera along the way and our rest stop at the Bakwat River. We have ascended the 80 degrees assault from Bakwat River to Garuchas Peak where we got very exhausted.

My body begun to feel the toil of the trail and as if all my energies were drained in an instant. I have given in to the call of my body to take a rest at one of the viewpoint before we reach the Mag-asawang bato. The photo below shows where I have taken a nap while my buddy poses for a good remembrance before my less than 15 minute nap time. She’s strong in fact she insisted on carrying the backpack going down while I regain my strength. I think the assault plus the heavy pack made me very exhausted plus the short 2 hour sleep during bus ride. Continue reading