The beauty of Mt. Kapayas’s peak is famous so are tales that scares neophytes from wanting it on their “to climb” list. Last Sunday, I must have been thinking too much about how hard it is that I was a little disappointed. Contrary to how I thought it would be, Kapayas was just perfect. It’s harder compared to other peaks in Cebu but it was tolerable. There were parts where you will need to crawl or rock climb but that’s just it. 🙂
The other half of the camp was awake at 3 AM preparing breakfast because the call time was too early, our group had to improvised. We cooked the rice at night so that we could focus on cooking what’s on the menu. We had spam & misua. By 4:00 AM, we were ready for breakfast.
The plan was to leave the camp for assault at 5:00 AM. Going to Kapayas peak was estimated to be 4 hours back and forth on a leisurely pace. We needed to be at the camp by 9:00 AM, and back at Kan-ampao by 11. Lunch would be at Macaas before the coastal cleanup.
When we left the camp 40 minutes late from the schedule, I started to be especially attentive of the time. It would not feel good to have the other group waiting too much. Unfortunately, I was enjoying the ascent I totally forgot about it. Good thing we were not that delayed. We reached Kapayas Peak at 7:15 and stayed until 8:00 enjoying the view and camwhoring.
As we were walking to the jump-off, the rain started. It must have been the reason why we reached the jump-off earlier than expected. By 11:55, we were on our way to Macaas with a growling stomach and on a roller coaster ride at the mini-dam. And as if the balancing and tree slapping weren’t enough to make our lives more challenging, the rain that has stopped when we reached the jump-off returned. Lucky for me, I was able to take cover immediately but not for the ones who were at the end of the mini-dam. Soaking wet and hungry. What a combination!!!
We were famished when we reached Macaas and was very happy with what we found. 🙂
But that’s for the next post. Lunch & the coastal cleanup – the reason why we were having this ultra amazing experiences. Stay with me alright? Rock ‘n roll…to the world!!!
Some pics are courtesy of Mr. Wandering Soul Camper.
5:30 ETD Capitol via Pink Kalunasan Bus
7:00 Catmon Municipal Hall
7:15 Police Station Registration
8:15 ETD Agsuwao
9:15 ETA Kan-ampao, Agsuwao
9:45 Trek to camp