Hiking matters #439: Sultan Peak Traverse to Atong Lake in Nara, Palawan, Day 3: The descent through the rivers

At the lakeshore of Atong Lake, where we camped on our second night
up Sultan Peak (D. Comagon)

Continued from Hiking matters #438. The next morning, the weather was benign, and I was able to swim in Atong Lake again. Once again, we took our time and enjoyed our time with the lake and the mountain.

One of the small creeks along the trial (D. Comagon)

We started descent at 0930H – which actually involves ascending up one of high points around the lake, and then making our way through dense forest to reconnect to the Batang-Batang River, which we would have to cross anew. This forest trek is quite challenging – reminiscent of the Pantingan-Tarak traverse.

Batang-Batang river has very wide portions (D. Comagon)

Back at the rivers, we were thankful that the water level has not gone up, and after more river crossings, we were finally back in the familiar plains of Sitio Mariwara. Thank you again to Jehson Cervancia for arranging the hike, and to Kuya Julius and family for another great adventure in Narra, Palawan!

One final group shot at Atong Lake with Kuya Julius, son John Rey, and
nephew Edgar
Mt. Mantalingajan (2008, 2014) 408 409 410 411
Mt. Thumbpeak (2011) 180
Mt. Beaufort (2014) 405
Mt. Bloomfield (2014, 2014) 406 427
Jungle Trail to Underground River (2014) 407
Mt. Victoria (2014) 412 413
Mt. Bahile (2014) 417
Mt. Salakot (2014) 418
Cleopatra’s Needle (2014) 419 420 421 422
Mt. Magarwak (2014) 428
Mt. Kalbo (2014) 429 
Sultan Peak (2014) 437 438 439

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