|Innocent (?), smiley friends, Jules & Tan. (Photo taken at Mt. Sto. Tomas, Benguet)|
We took an evening bus from Victory Liner Pasay (trip schedules here) and by 9:00 AM, we had left Tuvera Lodge (FB Page here)for our first day of training. Camp John Hay (CJH) which can be reached by a 15-minute walk on quick strides, was nearest from the lodge.
|Quick gear check before beginning our run|
Entrance is free and it's easy to find your way in and out. With pine trees and scenic mountain views, it's hard not to feel happy when you're surrounded with this much beauty! :) The length of the route, out and back was 9.6 KM.
The terrain offers rocky, dusty sections which are easy on the knees but you have to watch out for pine needles on the ground which can be very slippery, as well as the tricky bits - tree roots on the trail which can cause nasty falls. I've been to this route twice and each time, I managed to trip on the same section (where the roots and loose rocks are) and brought home some cuts on my hands as souvenirs.
|Towards the end of the route, we found ourselves surrounded by pine trees|
Jules and Tanny, til our next adventure! :) Sana matuloy na yung Ugo natin, once and for all :P. (We miss you Mors!)