Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mt. Tapulao/ Tarlac-Zambales Traverse (2,037 +)


MT. TAPULAO/ TARLAC-ZAMBALES TRAVERSE
Mayantoc, Tarlac and Palauig, Zambales

Entry point: Brgy. Labney, Mayantoc
Exit point: Brgy. Dampay-Salaza, Palauig
LLA: 15.4833 N, 120.1166 E, 2037 MASL
Days requires / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 14 hours
Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 8/9, Exploration, Trail class 1-4

Information and pictures for this article were provided by the Tarlac Mountaineering Club. PinoyMountaineer congratulates their group for their pioneering efforts as the second group to take this trail, and we express gratitude for their support and for making this article possible.

BACKGROUND
PinoyMountaineer is pleased to feature the traverse trail of Mt. Tapulao - a pioneering effort of Tarlac Mountaineering Club, the second group to peform the traverse. According to them, this trail which comes from the northwest is much more challenging than the regular Zambales route, and both trails can be covered by a traverse. Moreover, the variety of environments in this trek is touted as the greatest reward of doing the traverse. An itinerary is described in this article. For the regular Mt. Tapulao trail, visit the Mt. Tapulao via Zambales page in the blog.

The traverse trail starts off at Brgy. Labney in Mayantoc town in western Tarlac. The first leg involves river crossing in relatively open trails reminiscent of Mt. Cinco Picos. Beyond the rivers, an ascent by grasslands is commenced until one reaches Mt. Kinaulaman (795 MASL). Here, one can have lunch.

Beyond Kinaulaman, the next attraction of the trail are bamboo forests. The TMC guys noted in particular the presence of "jade vines and wild berries" here. And then, the first day is concluded with a descent to Zambales river, the last known water source and the border between Tarlac and Zambales.

The next day can either be a very long day extending into the night, pushing it to the Mt. Tapulao summit. Or, you may camp four hours away, within the mossy forest. Basically, the second day will start off on a bald, steep hill, proceed to an Ugo-like pine forest, and finally enter a forested area which soon turns mossy. This forest packs a lot of floral surprises, such as pitcher plants. If the group still has energy, then you can proceed to the summit of Tapulao.

From the summit of Tapulao, the next day, it is an easy walk down the rough road to Brgy. Dampay-Salaza.

ITINERARY

Day 1
0100 Take bus from Manila to Tarlac City
0500 ETA Tarlac City; take rented jeep to Mayontoc then to jumpoff
0800 Breakfast at Brgy. Labney's plaza
0900 Start trek
1200 ETA Mt. Kinaulaman (795 MASL). Lunch.
1300 Resume trek
1800 Arrival at Zambales River; set up camp
1900 Dinner / socials

Day 2
0400 Breakfast / Break camp
0530 Climb up bald, steep hill and pass by pine forests
1200 Lunch at mossy forest
1300 Resume trek
1700 ETA e-camp at mossy forest; dinner
1800 Commence night trek to Mt. Tapulao summit
2130 ETA summit of Mt. Tapulao / set up camp in campsite

Day 3
0900 Wake up call
1000 Brunch / Break camp
1100 Start descent
1700 ETA Brgy. Dampay-Salaza
1800 Dinner
1900 From highway, take return bus to Manila
2300 Back in Manila

SPECIAL CONCERNS
The above itinerary may be spaced into four days - which basically stretches Day 2 into two relaxing days.

No permit is necessary to climb Mt. Tapulao from the Tarlac side, given the exploratory nature of the trail. However, it is custom to pay a courtesy call with the barangay officials before proceeding with the trek.

In Brgy. Labney, look for Arthur Francisco or Lito Nicolas who can guide you. Prepare P1500-2000/guide for the entire trek (P500/day seems reasonable enough).

Tarlac Mountaineering Club is happy to assist mountaineers who wish to seek help in logistics for this climb. For inquiries and comments, you may contact them at tarlacmc@gmail.com.

TRIVIA
The first traverse was done in 2005. In Holy Week 2006, the second climb, on which this itinerary is based was held. The team was composed of Freddie Aganon, Rose-lyn Pasamonte, Nathaniel De Jesus, Enrico Pajarillo, Christopher Clemente, Marco Dalida and Dax Simbol, all TMC members. They were joined by Manila-based outdoor club, SCOUT (Serving the Community through Outdoors) president, Hensel Quilling and the local guides Arthur Francisco and Lito Nicolas.

SEE ALSO
Mt. Tapulao via Tarlac on Tarlac MC's Multiply site
TMC create 3-day trail to CL’s highest peak via Tarlac

MAYANTOC, TARLAC WEATHER OUTLOOK

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

astig toh! congrats sa tarlac MC for this trail and thanks sa pinoymtnr for featuring it!

carlos, baguio city

Anonymous said...

nice adventure!
hope i can try it too someday
congrats!

marco said...

yahoo!! astig! hehe! congrats sa atin!! lalo na kina manong arthur at manong lito na hardcore. akyat na.

MARCO DALIDA
Tarlac mountaineering club

gideon said...

@marco: congrats sa inyo sir and thanks to TMC for sharing this trek with us. feel free to add details and trivia about the tapulao trav.

gid

freddie said...

sir gideon tnx s pg published nyo ng akyat ng TMC. sana mksama nmin kyo s climb.


Freddie
Talac mountaineering Club

Anonymous said...

mga sir,mukhang msrap bumalik s tapulao via traverse ah..
slamt nga po pla s mga ng-effort d2 s bagong trail..
at least ngyon..my option n ung mga gs2 umakyat kun traverse o traditional..
in which..either way..
panalo s summit!!!
hahaha..

god bless and more power to you sir gid at s mga TMC..
slamt..

gideon said...

@freddie, thanks to your group for this climb. madalas nga lang ang ulan ngaun. i haven't climbed a mountain in tarlac yet but maybe i'll start first with mt. tangisan :D

Anonymous said...

Sirs,

Ask ko lang po kung pwede po bang i-fit into 2 days ung Tapulao traverse? I mean start ng trek ng 3am ng Saturday, kahit gabihin na ng Sunday?

Me contact po ba kau ng guide for the traverse?

We're planning to climb Tapulao on Dec 6-7, sayang naman po kung hindi traverse. Thanks.

freddie said...

@anonymous, sir hindi po kaya ng 2 days mahihirapan po, 3 days po ang minimum.kumporme rin po kc s mga guide ayaw po kc nlang nglalakad ng gabi lalo n po s forested area at kung meron cguro kyong sa2kyan para mahatid kyo s jump-off ng gnung kaaga. sa mga guide nmn po ask nyo n lng po ky sir dax, email nyo n lng po sya tarlacmc@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Our group Adventurers Motorcycle Club Inc. has a plan to climb in Mt. Tapulao up to the summit using our dirt bike. Are there any restrictions in the place?

Anonymous said...

wow ang saya siguro nito. naakyat ko na tapulao 2X. pero regular trail in dampay-salasa. na excite tuloy ako

kingpin of panik panaog and project 6 expedition team

Anonymous said...

umakyat kami last March 14 - 15,panalo yung lugar, parang pinababang Mt.Pulag...share ko lng, kapag pauwi na mula sa DENR, lalo't gabi na..pahatid kayo sa tricyle sa Iba, Zambales Victory Terminal (transpo cost P120), kasi na-experience namin na magpahatid sa "kanto" (transpo cost P40/person) ..sa may tapat ng kanilang Planta ng Kuryente....forgot the name eh (Meralco counter-part dito sa Manila)...ang problem eh madalang na ang bus pa-Manila so mas magandang from DENR, sabihin nyo na agad sa tricycle driver na sa IBA Victory Bus terminal kayo...Konting ingat nalng sobrang mabato ..masakit sa paa...Good Luck sa Climb!!!!

-Arnold
"Pangkat ng mga Umaakyat para sa Kalikasan at Enkandyosa"

Anonymous said...

guys di kaya ng 3 days ang tapulao traverse galing kami don last holiwek masyadong masikip ang 3 days na it sa traverse.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to TMC for breaking a new hype for traversing zambales for all of us, there was a Team Expedition thirteen(13) of them passed through (new landslide area) us during our trek climb via dampay-salaza route, had not verified if the're from TMC,though tired- looking faces abounded us yet seemed to proud that they came from tarlac route mayantoc. Im sure that wont fit 3 days for the entire trail with the traverse-unless taga bundokero-day hikers ka.

HICC Team Climb 2
2037 High Peak
March 10-11, 2009

Anonymous said...

good day sir, pasensiya sir ngayon lang namin nabasa yung comment dito. isa ako sa member ng TMC na nagclimb ng traverse last holyweek 2008, kaya 3 days itinerary yung nilagay dito kasi pinagsama na sa day "2" yung actually na day 2 and 3, and yung day "3" na nasa itinerary dito sa PM is actually day 4. mga 12 to 15 hrs talaga yng trek for each day para macompress sa 3days, pero kung gsto nyong magrelax pede nyong istretch ng 4 days.. Tsaka sir hindi TMC yung mga nagclimb na yun, wala pa sa group namin yung nagclimb pa ulit dun.

Salamat mga sir and god bless sa atin!

Marco Dalida
Member, Tarlac mountaineering club 2006
april 27, 09

Anonymous said...

do you have a climb this july 2009?

Anonymous said...

nice Po. info. about traverse tapulao.
ask lang po if mag kano expence ng buz manila to tarlac city? at ung rent ng jeeP. tnx po. godbless.

maddog said...

to marco dalida, aw sensiya na sir ngayon lang ako naligaw dito ulit kaya pala sir kami ang umakyat don last holiwek yon ang sabi ng guide namin may nauna daw saamin na 13 baka sila yon hehehhe, anyway sir kala namin talaga is 3 days lng yon kaya yon kapos sa pagkain til zambales river lang kami,then umexit na kami sa brgy. coto labas namin sa kidz pool hehehe anyway nakapag traverse din kami heehehe babalik kami last week ng aug ulit don sir hope na makakahingi kami ng konting idea pakalagpas ng zambales river saiyo maraming salamat sir

maddog said...

sir around 300+ ata yon aircon kasi yon sir nakalimotan ko na exact fare, sa rent naman sa jeep is 1k suggestion lang sir if climb kayo alis na lang kayo dito ng umaga para maabotan niyo ang biyahe ng jeep papuntang jump off then don na lang kayo palipas ng gabi sa bahay ng kapatid ng guide pede yon sir kasi ask na namin lst time na pumunta kami don

Anonymous said...

very nice! pretty impressed that these guys made it with effortless valor. a backbonless pride and nonsense claim. it is my first time to read this article and i know that they are just the second to claim the trail. i leave no other comment than that

Anonymous said...

to anonymous posted aug 25, 09

mam/sir, we admit that our group is not the 1st group that climb the tapulao traverse via tarlac, pero yung mga 5 member ng 1st group na nagtraverse is nsa amin, hindi ko na ppangalan yung mga member nmin na lima. and hndi nman yung grupo nmin ang nagsabi na nag"pioneer" sa trail. bngy nmin to sa pinoy mountaineer dahil gusto nming makatulong sa mga kapwa mamumundok, hndi kmi nkikipaligsahan kung kanino mang grupo, basta ang alam nmin is nakakatulong kami sa iba at wala kming natatapakang tao

long live mountain climbers!

Anonymous said...

the name's caitlyn sir/mam. sorry for that. then the post should be editted becuase it leads to claiming of your group to being the first o scale the peak.

gideon said...
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gideon said...

@caitlyn thank you for seeking clarification regarding this post. however, i think you're going too far in using these words: "a backbonless pride and nonsense claim." the fact is, the TMC never claimed to be the first group to do the traverse, and nowhere was it written that they were the first. however, they are one of the pioneers who used the trail, and we are very thankful that they shared the information with us and acknowledge them for it.

of course i am open to corrections and editions our mountain entries. first ascents, first traverses -- i am always happy to acknowledge these in the "Trivia" section of each page if you can provide their details. i have already clarified the wording of some sentences in this page for the benefit of some readers.

Anonymous said...

not a problem

Anonymous said...

o ano pahiya kyo no? matagal na kasing tapos ang issue pilit nyo pang binabalik. kung sino ka man na nag comment na effortless. magpakilala ka huwag kyong bakla na nagtatago sa pangalan ng babae. mag usap kyo ng TMC kung talagang may balls kyo. puro kyo patama, pano kung balikan nla kyo alam lahat nila ang mga negative sa inyo. nakakahiya kyo parang napaka dispirado nyo na masyado.

Anonymous said...

Can we go back to 'why we climb'? Bottom-line is we would want to help out and reach out to the Philippine mountaineering community that is why we share our experiences and 'intelligence' on these mountains in these entries. I seriously doubt that TMC wanted to lay claim to 'milestone' accolades (being the first, etc.) and that this was their primary concern. I don't really mind who gets to do it first, or the fastest, etc. since to climb should be one's personal goal or a group's objective nothing more...one's conquest should not be compared to the other one's...we are all mountaineers and climb for different reasons, but to sound like we are competing for top honors isn't really something good to promote to the mountaineering community...

more power to everyone who shares our love for nature and for the mountains, be they the first or the last to summit...the fastest or the slowest, the strongest or the weakest in the trails...

Anonymous said...

Guys, we all know that TMC and NEST are both from Tarlac, so why dont they exchange ideas and combine their power and strategies in doing the climb instead of as if competing with each other which I say is so unprofessional.I suggest that both parties seat over these so that issues would be put to a stop and avoid tongue lashing each other.

More power for both of you!
Taongbundok101

gideon said...

thanks for your comments...i will no longer entertain further comments regarding this issue especially those that reek of petty bickering. this page should be about the mountain, the trail, how best to climb it, and cooperation among climbers.

Anonymous said...

ms caitlyn, i dont have anything against you personally but please stop this. if you have a team, would you like it if someone did as what you are currently doing? i guess not.

both TMC and NEST are in good terms so please stop this war mongering.

coal1845

Anonymous said...

sir gidz if possible patanggal na po ng post ng babaeng yan. nakakasira kasi ng imahe ng mountaineering dito sa central luzon eh

Anonymous said...

mga mam sir, climabable ba to matapos ng mga bagyo? di ba to naapektuhan IT-wise ng baha sa ibang parte ng zambales?

Anonymous said...

pra sa safety mam/sir, we advise n huwag po muna nting iclimb to ngyn kc po my mga part rin po sa tarlac na baha na apektado ng mga bagyo, bka po dun p lang po sa jump off point isa mataas na ang tubig dahil tabi po ng ilog un. ttanungin po muna namin ung mga guide kung pde na pong akyatin to. salamat po.

marco of TMC

Anonymous said...

caitlyn ay c eman. maninisid ng ilog bakubak.

Anonymous said...

puro kayo away, wala naman kayong nagawang mabuti sa totoong kalagayan ng Bundok Tapulao. Puro picture, inom at kwento lang kayo. Magtanim kayo ng puno at wag magkalat. Dapat hindi mountaineers tawag sa inyo, kungdi "MONKEYNEERS".

Anonymous said...

"Dont Point Fingers Unless Your Hands Are Clean"

Anonymous said...

to dec. 3, 2009-1:41 AM,

puro away? ibig ba savhin TMC at NEST ang pinapatamaan mo? eh cla ang grupo na involve dito eh.. ang pagkaka alam ko ang NEST at TMC ay may mga TREE PLANTING, OUTREACH PROGRAM AT CLEAN UP DRIVE na ginagawa (tignan nyu man sa mga multiply account nila).. na hindi lamang puro akyat tulad ng ibang grupo.. at naniniwala ako na me mga ethics ang dalawang grupo sa pag akayat at sa kalikasan. Alam ko kc tiga Tarlac ako at active din ako sa mga outdoor activity. kaya palagay ko walang "MONKEYNERS" dito sa Tarlac..

-tiyadrasta
Environmentalist

Anonymous said...

feb.20-22 mt.tapulao pero gs2 q sana TapTrav eh, meron po ba magtraverse sa date na yan?pasabay naman..salamat!

elvis
AMATrekkers

Anonymous said...

haha i remmber my first climb here at mt tapulao.. my 2 pairs of trekking sandals were ripped off by its rocky terrains hahaha... and wtf atleast hindi ko napansin na 12 hours kme nasa trek amf... and ang mura ng pamasahe sa tricycle sa jumpoff to the highway.. ndi karin nmn kc kaagad makakakuha ng jeep sa jumpoff lalo na kung gabi kana nakbaba... and sobrang dilim hehe... well magnda ang tapulao just to consider its humidity...malamig sa campsite as in... hehe but not likely nung sa halcon kme ia hve to wear 3 jackets pa... i also remmber nung part of the induction nmen here sa tapulao eh natulog kme outside the tent shhhushhh grabe ka lamig... well for you guys who want to try ang angas ng mount na ito.. i dare you hehe walksguro mga 12 hours sa isang building paikot ikot lng.. not to consider ung rocky terrains kce sobrang mabato dito hehe.. but the climb was so much fun... sana makabalik ulit ako dito ...

Anonymous said...

we are planning to climb Tapulao Tarlac-Zambales Traverse on Feb 20-22 2010
is there any updates on transportation fares from Manila - Tarlac -Back to Manila?
can you share your estimated budget with guide fee?
how much is the jeep rented to jump-off?
And can you share us some advices and guides regarding all informations such as tricycles,stations, Schedule of Bus routes, and some helping tips,, thank you.
Thanks in Advance,,,
Daryl
AMA Trekkers

Anonymous said...

to sir daryl: sir pls do txt dis number regarding your question on taptrav. 09162232283-hensel. thnkx

Anonymous said...

Hi Darly of AMA Trekkers, im a member of the tarlac mountaoneering club(TMC). pls contact a member of ours to assisst you futher. one of our logistics officer. his name is nath, and this is his number 09159442224. goodluck!

Anonymous said...

sir kelan kyo akyat ksi dito lng kmi camiling hanap lng kami lapit na pwede akyatin kso mukhng mahirap akyatin yan pwede ba kmi sabay sainyo para may guide kami salamat sir...

em-el

Anonymous said...

D pa namin alam sir, pero balak nmin mgpa invitaional dito. bgay nyo kontak number nyo sir pra matxt namin kayo!


marco
tmc member!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, late reply, we already climbed Tapulao via traditional trail cause we did not have enough time to prepare for a traverse,anyways
Thank you TMC for help, thank you hensel,
i will save the no.s that you gave me,
im sure i will get back to Tapulao but this time via traverse trail,
i wish when we will climb taptrav,hopefully climb with some of the TMC's
For the invitational climb, my e-mail is
dreal_cornetto@yahoo.com
thank you guys,
thank you TMC,
-Daryl-

Anonymous said...

sir cge kausapin ko muna mga ksama ko ksi sila tlga yung umaakyat sumasama lng ako tga mayantoc nga yun ehhh cguro alam nya yun..

em-el

bj-salonga said...

good day,

gusto ko lang po sana magtanong sa mga tap-trav veteran climbers kung from Brgy. Dampay-Salaza eh saan ang possible na sidetrip? accessible po ba ang mga beach natin sa zambales? ie, anawangin, nagsasa etc?..

maraming salamat sa mga sasagot

keep climbing,

Anonymous said...

yes sir, lahat ng beach sa zambales pde!

Anonymous said...

BJ Salonga,

Sir,d best na sidetrip mo eh potipot island sa candelaria.dat s north of zambales-a town away from salaza..but f u want a course na papuntang manila na eh mag-Iba beach ka nalang or Pundaquit kasi dat is along d way going manila route na po.f u want surfing & d likes na watersport(go south),f u want swimming/boating/snorkeling(go north)..un lang.txt me at 09199480708-f u want REAL info about our province sir.ingatz

Anonymous said...

sir bj,

Both nagsasa cove and anawangin is at the south part of zambales.its along d way going manila but it is two hours away from zalaza while potipot island is just 20minutes or so.Both beach cove could be accessible via Pundaquit Beach-boatride ka going there.magtrek kla uli if may lakas ka pa...he he he biro lang sir.

Ms. RAG of zambales

Anonymous said...

to all interested sa tapulao,

Bus ride last trip going manila or olongapo passes at around six pm.may jeep pang dadaan ng six pm going IBA also.tapos may midnite trip victory bus na dalawa dadaan uli by 11pm at 12pm...kawawa naman kayo if magpahatid pa kayo ng IBA victory station(magastos).May mga dumadaan pa yatang minibus going Olongapo after six or seven PM.

bj-salonga said...

good day,

for everyone who answered my inquiry about the nearest side trip after TAP-TRAV climb THANK YOU, Anonymous and Mam Rag of Zambales maraming salamat sa inyo, i've been to both nagsasa and anawangin cove and have seperately visited potipot island as well, meron pa po ba tayong undiscovered beach or i should say iba pang beach na convenient (malapit lang) puntahan?

if so any info ie: (logistics and contact) about such beach is very much appreciated.

this is all in preparation for a whole year of climbs that I am organizing for our group.

once again thank you all, more power gid,

Anonymous said...

sir bj,

u may go to San Salvador reserve.dats !0 minutes ride papunta masinloc town coming from salaza.then look for a boat ride near the market...or go to Palauig beaches instead(hindi ko alam f may mga resort duon though).marami ding mga ilog resorts na malapit sa Masinloc town.txt me nalang at 09199480708.baka makatulong.

Ms. RAG of Zambales

bj-salonga said...

Good day,

Mam RAG of Zambales, salamat po ulit sa info.. hindi ko pa nga nae explore ang masinloc area dahil hindi ko pa napupuntahan ang tapulao at ito ang first time ko na akyatin to, siguro magtatanog tanong nalang ako sa masinloc or sa guide namin kung may magandang lake or ilog siyang alam.. kung wala baka sa potipot nalang at malapit ang very accessible..

I saved your number though and I hope that you dont change your number cause I will surely contact you for details about TAP-TRAV.

once again, THANK YOU =)

climb high pinoy mountaineers!

Emmanuel David said...

We tried to do the 3days traverse Itinerary of Tarlac MC but we failed I think mas possible ang 4days Traverse and its highly recommended din ni Sir Arthur Francisco the trail Master of it self. Challenging ang Tarlac-Zambales Traverse of High Peak masusubukan ang patience mo dito at maraming view dahil pass thru to Tarlac-Zambales Mountain range.. Salamat nalang at binigyan kami ni God ng magandang panahon, (SAMAKA) 3rd Group to Conquered Tapulao Traverse via Tarlac-Zambales April 9-12, 2010.

For more pictures;
http://emmanuelcdavid.multiply.com

Anonymous said...

Tapulao Traverse is not easy yet it can be done for three days...
You just need to follow the IT in a very disciplined manner, you're the 3rd mountaineering group to pass the trail..
But, there is a group before you that had made it just for three days and they go straight to anawangin after that...

Midnight Crisis

Anonymous said...

marami ng ngtry ng tap trav mga sir, pero d lang cla ngcocomment dito.

Marco Dalida said...

The Tarlac Mountaineering Club(TMC) invites everyone to

TARLAKYATAN
'a gathering to visit the provinces trails and peaks
May 29-30
Tarlac Province

in celebration of the tarlac provincial day the club, mountaineers, hikers, trekkers and enthusiast coming from the different places of the philippines will simultaneously climb the provinces different mountaineering-camping destinations like:

MT. BUNGKOL BAKA
Limited to 20 Slots
Reg. Fee: P800

MT. TANGISAN TRAVERSE
Limited to 20 Slots
Reg. Fee: P800

PINATUBO CRATER
Overnight-Camping
LImited to 20 Slots
Ref. Fee: P2500

MT. TAPULAO TRAVERSE
Tarlac to Zambales
4 Days; May 26-30
LImited to 15 Slots
Reg. Fee: P1500

*Registration is inclusive of a round trip shuttle service from the tarlac bus terminals to the resort, round trip transportation from the resort to the jumpoff points, roundtrip 4x4 jeep rental for clients going to pinatubo, permits, guide fees, event i.d., commemorative t-shirt, certificate and dinner at the post party event

*this project will also support the organization's adopted communities primarily the school children of brgy. labney mayantoc, tarlac.

*for inquiries, questions and comments pls. contact:
MARCO DALIDA
TMC Public Relations Officer
09275281396

email us at tarlacmc@gmail.com or visit www.tarlacmc.multiply.com

Anonymous said...

mga sir/mam any contact po sa tmc? gusto kasi namin tirahin itong bundok na to ngayon darating na sembreak eh. and any additional info po. tnx mga sir/maam. enjoy hiking.

Anonymous said...

try nyo contakin 09159442224 tmc. sna open climb kau pra mkasama ako hiniihintay ko ang taptrav eh

Anonymous said...

emman po e2 of game-nest, ngaun ko lng nbasa an comment nun oct 2009, gus2 ko lng po i clear an pangalan ko sa ng comment na ako c caitlyn. wg k nman sana parang diyos kun mg akusa. nsa mt. damas kme ng mga k grupo ko ksama an iba miyembro ng phil. outdoor tribe at iba pang mga free lance mountaineer nun aug.2! unn tym na ng comment un caitlyn. cgurado alam mo kun san ako nkatira, or san ako ng t trabaho, sna lng kinausap mko bgo mo sinira pangalan ko sa website na e2. mging rational sana tau. d makatarungamn an pg aakusa mo.

Anonymous said...

To the editor of this edition kindly please check and modify the address of mt. tapulao and its route .. Mt. Tapulao is located at the salaza, Dampay Palauig Zambales and not at Iba, Zambales . Mt. Tapulao is originaly situated on high peak part boundary of Palauig Zambales and Tarlac wherein 80% of its cadastral terrain alocated by land area of Salaza, Palauig zambales and 20% had been in area of tarlac. The fact of its terrain can be viewed and queue of fact are available at the department of local tourism municipality of palauig and also at provincial tourism at the governors office capitol bldg. Iba zambales...By. Dan Opinga (dan_opinga2000@yahoo.com) Suriname S.A.

Anonymous said...

may climb po ba kayo dito these year?
any one inform me please...

calvin valencia of mandaluyong po!
pm nlang sa FB...
tnx...

shoes said...

mga sir,ask q lang po kung may contact number po kau ng mga guides ng traverse lalo na kna sir Arthur Francisco or Lito Nicolas ...paki post nu nalang po....thnx ng madami.....


...shoes.....

Hensel T. Quilling said...

shoes, sorry kc c lito nicolas at arthur francisco ay walang mga cellphone. contact us the tarlac mountaineering club(TMC) kung aakyat kyo ng taptrav at magawan ng paraan para macontact cla in a ahead of time para maplano yung climb nyo ng mabuti. i myself guided a team to traverse tapulao via the dampay salaza to labney tarlac for the 1st time. when the club SCOUT MC. traversed tapulao via the zambales side. it was a bid of SCOUT MC to the Climb Against Cancer 1 of Nini Sacro of HABAGAT. for further questions you can contact TMC through hensel - 09162232283 or nath - 09159442224 if your planning to climb taptrav. hope this helps. thanx.

Hensel T. Quilling
"go abused just climb with resolute"

Anonymous said...

safe po ba dun umakyat kasi by this tym i dont know if my b.f is still climbing in that mountain tpusung mga phone ng ksamahan nia out of coverage is that normal n wala tlgang cgnal dun =(

Hensel T. Quilling said...

safe naman po, the challenge to climb it will be hard if you didn't trained well. you will experience alot of types of terrain din. may spot dun na may signal, sa summit ng mt. kinaulaman dun lng ang meron. before and beyond that wala na pong signal. for futher questions po you can contact me hensel - 09162232283. thanx!

Anonymous said...

na try na ng TIP-MC ung MT.TAPULAO traverse astig.. sarap ulitin...


POTS

Anonymous said...

April 21-24,2011 Another successful climb @ Mt.TAPULAO/ TARLAC-ZAMBALES TRAVERSE.Pasay Adventist Church Mountaineers and LOST would like to thank Tarlac Mountaineering Club(TMC) for their help in organizing the climb..to:Hensel,Angel,Nath and our guides Rj and Arthur Francisco.thank you!more power to all!

"experience God through Nature"

PASAY ADVENTIST CHUCRH MOUNTAINEERS

Anonymous said...

Anyone here planning a Taptrav this june? pasabay nlng..

Anonymous said...

sir where planning to climb mt tapulao via traditional trail dis comming june mag knu poh b ang expect nmin n budget tnx and more power

ken agsaway said...

i will climb on August 27-29.
see you there

Ken-UEM

Anonymous said...

we'r planing a taptrav on june 29-1 kung cno gus2ng sumabay pwede.txt nlng sa no.n to 09167912787...sir ed

Anonymous said...

stars brotherhood will try this challenging climb this july, anyone wants to join? just txt me 09157456222

Riu Carbonilla said...

gusto po kac naming magsurf katapos ng climb sa po ba pwede ung pwede ring mag.campout lang sa beach...

Anonymous said...

Mam/Sir

baka meron po kayong contact number ng guide at rented jeep..plan po namin i-experience tong TAPTRAV..maraming salamat po.! :D

Anonymous said...

Mam/Sir

baka meron po kayong contact number ng guide at rented jeep..plan po namin i-experience tong TAPTRAV..maraming salamat po.! :D

jose barcena said...

http://www.facebook.com/events/470969116301952/


chek this out guys :)
no need to have a jip whahaha
lakarin nlng ntn ^_^

salamat

jose barcena said...

tx me po kung gs2 nyo po sabay sabay typ hehe ..

http://www.facebook.com/events/470969116301952/

09465331573
JOSE

jose barcena said...

Mt.Damas traverse (reverse)
traverse to
Mt.Semilya
traverse to
Mt.Tapulao traverse
Entry point: Brgy.Papaac, Camiling Tarlac
Exit point: Brgy. Dampay-Salaza, Palauig Zambales
4DAYS
Specs: Major Climb; 100 Km 9/9 exploration; Trail Class 1-7; river trekking bouldering etc ..




http://www.facebook.com/events/470969116301952/?fref=ts


share q lng ung event :)
sa intrested tx tx ^_^


JOSE BARCENA
09465331573

HAKBANG OUTDOOR said...

Congrats Hakbang Outdoor Kela Raquel And Marlon And the rest na kasama sa 2 days na wasakan upang pilitin makuha ang 2days IT na tapulao traverse.... Ok din po na Guide c King... Galing :) Suggested IT

MT. TAPULAO TRAVERSE (TARLAC-ZAMBALES April 26-28)

DAY 0 April 26

2000 Take bus from Manila (FIVESTAR) to Tarlac City
1200 ETA Tarlac City; take rented jeep to Mayontoc
0300 Breakfast at Brgy. Labney's Plaza

DAY 1 April 27
0500 Start Trek
0800 ETA Mt. Kinaulaman (795 MASL)
1300 Arrival at Zambales River / Lunch / PICTURE
Refill Water at Least 4L
1400 Resume / Climb up bald, steep hill and
pass by Pine Forests
2030 Mossy Forest / Set-up Camp

DAY 2 April 28

0500 Wake Up Call / Prepare Breakfast & Lunch /
Break Camp
0600 Start Trek
1000 ETA E-Camp at Mossy Forest
1330 ETA Mt. Tapulao Summit / Lunch
1430 Start Descent
2030 ETA Brgy. Dampay-Salaza / Dinner
2130 From Highway, Take Bus Return to Manila
0130 Back in Manila

Medyo wasakan tlga ung Trail.. Salamat sa TMC lalo na ke sir Nad

Marlon Torres said...

Gusto ko lang po magpasalamat sa PM site at sa Tarlac Mountaineering Club specially po kay Sir Nath na tumulong po samin sa pag-arrange ng sasakyan at Guide kung hindi po dahil sa kanila hindi namin magagawa itong 2days IT at maeexperience ang TapTrav, kahit mahirap po worth it naman dahil panalo lahat ng views. Ganun din po sa Guide namin na si Mr. Germinio Martin (a.k.a. Kuya King) sa pagtutulungan at pakikisama samen dahil po dun naging part ka na rin ng successful climb namin...ASTIG!!! ^___^

Kay Sir Mark, salamat din po sa payo at mga biglaang desisyon natin na naging positive naman ang resulta...hahaha

Sana marami pa po kayong matulungan na mga Kapatid natin na gusto ring maexperience ito. Saludo po ako sa inyo Sir Nath at sa buong TMC. More Power at God Bless... :D


- Marlon Torres -
Hakbang Outdoor

Anonymous said...

Gusto ko lang po magpasalamat sa PM site at sa Tarlac Mountaineering Club specially po kay Sir Nath na tumulong po samin sa pag-arrange ng sasakyan at Guide kung hindi po dahil sa kanila hindi namin magagawa itong 2days IT at maeexperience ang TapTrav, kahit mahirap po worth it naman dahil panalo lahat ng views. Ganun din po sa Guide namin na si Mr. Germinio Martin (a.k.a. Kuya King) sa pagtutulungan at pakikisama samen dahil po dun naging part ka na rin ng successful climb namin...ASTIG!!! ^___^

Kay Sir Mark, salamat din po sa payo at mga biglaang desisyon natin na naging positive naman ang resulta...hahaha

Sana marami pa po kayong matulungan na mga Kapatid natin na gusto ring maexperience ito. Saludo po ako sa inyo Sir Nath at sa buong TMC. More Power at God Bless... :D


- Marlon Torres -
Hakbang Outdoor

Marlon Torres said...

Gusto ko lang po magpasalamat sa PM site at sa Tarlac Mountaineering Club specially po kay Sir Nath na tumulong po samin sa pag-arrange ng sasakyan at Guide kung hindi po dahil sa kanila hindi namin magagawa itong 2days IT at maeexperience ang TapTrav, kahit mahirap po worth it naman dahil panalo lahat ng views. Ganun din po sa Guide namin na si Mr. Germinio Martin (a.k.a. Kuya King) sa pagtutulungan at pakikisama samen dahil po dun naging part ka na rin ng successful climb namin...ASTIG!!! ^___^

Kay Sir Mark, salamat din po sa payo at mga biglaang desisyon natin na naging positive naman ang resulta...hahaha

Sana marami pa po kayong matulungan na mga Kapatid natin na gusto ring maexperience ito. Saludo po ako sa inyo Sir Nath at sa buong TMC. More Power at God Bless... :D


- Marlon Torres -
Hakbang Outdoor

Anonymous said...

Good day mga sir.. any updates po sa contact numbers ng guide sa taptrav.. thanx

Ran Cruz said...

Sir kelan po kayo mag tap trav? Baka pwede po sumabit kung this holy week ang sched nyo.. salamat!

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