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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I have a certain curiosity to seeing you in lycra
    I am with Katie and Joe on this one Tops

    Mendo and Willy are outvoted

    In these ominous days when the threat of authoritarianism darkens our doorstep once again it is up to the TD collective to take a stand for democracy

    Show the CCP internet monitors how we roll and bang up those bodacious lycra man-body shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    My lunch consisted of omelette sandwiches


    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    @topper - though I have a certain curiosity to seeing you in lycra, perhaps it's best to not show the pics on this thread, as per Memdy's & Willy's requests!
    Hmmm i cannot get away from the thought of Topper in one of those StepOne adverts

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    That's it for this trip/ hike. Cheers!
    Another ticked off

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    @Joe - yes, we all took a dip in the falls
    That's a refreshing change.


    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I have a certain curiosity to seeing you in lycra,
    Glad you enjoy my "on my bike" thread

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    Katie's fetherlite wrinkled clingy pink body-sheath seems to bear a vague passing resemblance to a giant over-sized hastily pulled on...



    ...no, sorry, modesty forbids me from saying it

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^that poncho hasn't been used in 2 years
    In my gauche and graceless youth I had condoms in my wallet about which a similar statement could be made

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    How was the traffic going through Batangas ? Bumper to bumper ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    How was the traffic going through Batangas ? Bumper to bumper ?
    How often do you take your wife back to her home country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I am with Katie and Joe on this one Tops

    Mendo and Willy are outvoted



    Leave Katie's nice thread alone form your perversions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    How was the traffic going through Batangas ? Bumper to bumper ?
    If you saw the map that I posted for this hike, Carranglan in Nueva Ecija province is several kilometers north of Manila. Batangas is south of Manila.

    From Nueva Ecija back to Cubao in Metro Manila it took us almost 7 hours due to traffic and a 30-min stopover for dinner.

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    @toots/ mike - hey, no throwing shade on my omelette sandwiches! For these organized hikes, I sometimes prepare my lunch food around 4 or 5 pm the previous day, then I leave my flat around 7 pm. I have to travel a bit to reach the meet-up point which is usually in Metro Manila. (I live in a province south of Manila.) For this hike, the meet-up was @ 10 pm at a Jollibee. It's PH's answer to McD - there's a Jollibee in London!

    Cooked eggs don't spoil fast & omelettes are easy to prepare. Some of my mates brought boiled eggs & boiled plantains for their lunch. I once brought steamed rice & a meat viand (pork adobo, I think) for a hike. Adobo is marinated in soy sauce & vinegar. The adobo kept well but my rice was spoiled by the time we had lunch.

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    @looper - now that you've said that in post 454, I had to look back & see what you alluded to. My imagination didn't have to wander far. Lol. I swear, that wasn't my intention when I wore that poncho - I just didn't want to get wet!

    @joe - if you (or topper) are showing, I'm looking. MAMILs deserve love & appreciation too!

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    I don’t think they have Kendal mint cake in the Phils..

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    ^ If they did they'd fry it and slap it between some sunpride

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    hey, no throwing shade on my omelette sandwiches!
    I rather like them as well....

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    Time for pics from an old hike...

    The following pics are from a hike that I did in August 2019. They are old pics but I wasn't able to post pics from this hike during that time due to general busy-ness of life, and I want to keep a record of that hike here.

    The hike was to Mt. Amuyao in the town of Barlig, province of Ifugao, located in the highlands of the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR). This is the 10th highest mountain in PH, with a height of 2,702 MASL (meters above sea level), and an elevation gain of ~1,400 meters. It's rated as a major climb with a difficulty level of 6/9. It takes an average of 5-8 hours to reach the summit. I was in the sweeper group and made it in ~8.5 hours. The lead group made it in ~6 hours. Since it was an overnight hike, we carried full packs.

    Our group was supposed to climb Mt Pulag that weekend, which is the 3rd highest mountain in PH. However due to a typhoon ravaging the eastern side of the country, Mt Pulag was off limits to hikers. Despite the rains, our group decided to push through with the hike and the organizer looked for another available mountain. So, instead of Mt Pulag, we hiked to Mt Amuyao, the 10th highest mountain.

    Here's a map of Barlig town with respect to Mt Pulag

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    Map of Barlig town with respect to Baguio City & Manila
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    Our group met up at a McDonald's in Metro Manila and left around 11 pm on a Friday night. When we were already in the highlands, at some point our group had to get off the van & walk 300 to 400 meters since our minivan couldn't ascend the mountain with us. There was also a bit of traffic since other vehicles encountered the same problem. We waited for the van at a nearby town and then continued the ride. We arrived at the jump off point (town of Barlig in Ifugao province) around 9 am. After preparations and orientation, we started the trek around 10 am. (I based this on the timestamp of my orig pics).

    Our group of 15 at the Barlig municipal hall (before the hike)

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    Start of the hike
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    We ascended a lot of stairs, then passed by some rice terraces.
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    More steps up the trail
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    Trudging up the mountain. The one with the small backpack is one of the guides.
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    Mossy forest
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    In the afternoon (around 1 or 2 pm), it rained. We waited for the strong rains to end. When it was down to a drizzle, we got our ponchos out and continued trudging on.

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    By ~4 pm, the skies had cleared a bit but the trail was muddy and sometimes slippery.
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    At the summit, there's a transmission tower. I forgot if it's for a cellular phone company or a radio station. There's also a campsite for hikers - it's a crude building with iron sheet roofs and plywood walls. Inside that, there are spaces for cooking and some bunk beds (no mattrress, just wooden beds). The good thing about the campsite is that we didn't have to bring tents (but we brought sleeping bags). Our organizer cooked our dinner & breakfast (next day) using portable camping stoves. Lunch during Day 1 was packed lunch - mine was a McD burger.

    I reached the summit at ~1830H, after 8.5 hrs of hiking. The lead persons in our group did it in ~6 hrs.

    When I join the strong/ hardcore hikers, I'm usually in the last/ sweeper group. When I join easy hikes, I'm usually in the lead or middle group. Heh.

    Edit: my net is acting up. More pics later...
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    Those giant ribbed condoms are supposed to stop you from getting pregnant Katie...



    Looks like twins. Get a refund!

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    ^Lol. That was a backpack, not a front pack, dear looper.

    I think prior to last weekend's hike, this Mt Amuyao hike was where I last used that poncho.

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    Day 2. Sunrise at the summit
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    We were blessed with a beautiful sunrise & sea of clouds
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    Some cheesy pics for facetube.
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    I was able to borrow a puffer jacket from a friend, prior to the hike. It was cold, around <10 Celsius at 2,702 meters.
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    Victory pose at the summit
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    After breakfast and some group pics, it was time to descend the mountain. We passed by the rice terraces again.
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    This was the hike wherein I slipped during the descent (trail was muddy and some rocks were loose) and sprained my knee. I was limping by the time I walked past those rice terraces. I had to rest my knee and didn't hike for 3 months.

    That's it for this hike from Aug 2019. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    The good thing about the campsite is that we didn't have to bring tents (but we brought sleeping bags). Our organizer cooked our dinner & breakfast (next day) using portable camping stoves. Lunch during Day 1 was packed lunch - mine was a McD burger.
    i was wondering why you were all carrying backpacks rather than daysacks. Mmmm cold burger, no tnx.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I reached the summit at ~1830H, after 8.5 hrs of hiking. The lead persons in our group did it in ~6 hrs.
    That is a bit of a no no imo, the group always sticks together in case something happens, having someone over an hour ahead is a risk we never take on group hikes/treks.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    That's it for this hike from Aug 2019. Cheers!
    i thought you've turned this around quick from Friday...

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