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Andolor Trail: One of Cordillera’s toughest trails*

Tuba, Benguet
Trek completed on December 22, 2013


Photo credit: Mister LNT

 

REQUIREMENT
Previous climbing experience (Not for beginners)

 

DAYS TO CLIMB: 1

 

TEAM COMPOSITION (With cellphone number and contact in case of emergency)

 

TL:
ATL:
Scribe:
Medic:
Sweeper:
Other climbers:
Contact person (Baguio):

Contact person (Manila):

 

ITINERARY

 

Entry point: Bgy. Twin Peaks, Tuba, Benguet

Exit point: Mt. Sto. Tomas/Mt. Cabuyao summits, Tuba, Benguet

 

05:00am Meet up at Burnham Park gate (facing Rizal Park, near the fountains), breakfast
05:30am Ride van going to La Union or Dagupan
06:00am ETA bgy. Twin Peaks, start trek
   Terrain: Concrete road
   What to Expect: A very long road (Usual complaint: "Are we there yet?")
06:30am 1st waiting shed, water break
07:45am 2nd hanging bridge (1st hanging bridge is not passable)
07:50am 2nd waiting shed, rest stop, water break
08:45am ETA Chapel of our Lady of Guadalupe, rest, photo opp
09:00am ETA Blue House
   Terrain: Rough road
   What to Expect: A house painted blue, water-refilling station
09:30am ETA Forest
   Terrain: Forest trail, mostly steep
   What to Expect: Masukal, leeches (limatik) and muddy trail during rainy season
11:00am ETA campsite, lunch
   Terrain: Trail, grassland
   What to Expect: Can see the coastline of La Union
12:00nn Resume trek
   Terrain: Forest trail, mostly steep
   What to Expect: Masukal, leeches (limatik) and muddy trail
01:30pm ETA valley, traverse valley
   Terrain: Rocky trail
   What to Expect: Going to cross the valley, going down first then up
02:00pm: End of valley, now at Mt. Sto. Tomas
   Terrain: Rough road
   What to Expect: Rough road, view of Baguio and Mt. Cabuyao (location of 2 radars)
03:00pm ETA Mt. Sto Tomas summit
   Terrain: Concrete road
   What to Expect: view of Baguio and Mt. Cabuyao (location of 2 radars)
03:45pm ETA store near the foot of 2 radars at Mt. Cabuyao, snacks, rest
06:00pm: ETA Esteban Store (jeepney station) at Green Valley, take taxi to city proper

 

COST ESTIMATES

Transpo: Van from Burnham Park to bgy. Twin Peaks - P80
Transpo: Taxi from Esteban Store at Green Valley to city proper - P100
Trail food: P70
Meals: Not factored in because we eat whether climbing or not climbing
Guide: N/A (No guide available)

WHAT TO BRING (Personal)

Day pack (fully water-proofed with day hike essentials)
Packed Lunch in a lunch box (not in disposable take outs)
Trail food/snacks
2 liters of water (can refill at the Blue House)
Jacket/windbreaker
Arm sleeves/leggings
Gloves
Headlamp with extra batteries
First aid kit and personal medicine
Umbrella/raincoat
Cap/visor


WHAT TO BRING (Group Equipment)

Groundsheet
Trowel
Whistle


PHOTOS


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*As mentioned and labelled in this article:
http://www.tracksandtrails.ca/2012/10/andolor-trail-mt-cabuyao-and-mt-sto-tomas-of-baguio-city-benguet/

 

 

 


 

ITINERARIES