I couldn’t recall what time our guide arrived at our guesthouse in Sagada. We needed to be up early so we could prepare for the sunrise at Kiltepan Peak. Coming from our crazy toploading ride from Banaue to Bontoc and even if one is never too old for a cave connection adventure, I still wanted to get some sleep due to these tiresome activities.
It was chilly that I wanted to continue wrapping myself with a blanket and get a few more minutes of slumber. But my friends were already up and it would be embarrassing if I were to stay behind.
Sagada Trip: Kiltepan Peak Sunrise
March 5, 2011
hitching a ride on a smaller vehicle
Riding a truck heading to Kiltepan Peak, we halted somewhere along the way as we were stuck in the mud. The vehicle was too big and no matter how hard the driver stepped on the gear, it still wouldn’t budge. Fortunately, a smaller jeep passed by and we joined other passengers on the way to the site.
We still couldn’t see anything though.
Waiting for the Sun
We arrived around 5:45am, freezing from the climate. A couple of companions brought out the blankets they took from our room which were perfect to cover themselves from the cold. I had my malongwith me which pretty much sufficed.
covered with James, Carla, Doi & Tofi
Unfortunately, just like our side trip to Banaue NO Rice Terraces, the sun was hiding from the fogs and the clouds.
I’ve seen a photo with a view of the Kiltepan Rice Terraces which would’ve been awesome if the weather cleared up. Click here for the sample photo: Kiltepan Rice Terraces
covered in fog
We were forewarned that situations like these happen especially when it’s early in the morning. Nevertheless, we didn’t complain as it was still beautiful how the mass of water particles in air danced with the hills and how the sun’s rays peeked over the horizon.
a little sun
Took My Shirt Off at Kiltepan Peak
I got a bit bored so I did the unthinkable and took of my shirt off. I figured I might as well do something crazy while I’m out here. I exerted too much effort covering myself that I made a spur-of-the-moment decision and pranced around half-naked to battle the cold.
skinny Jacob Black? NOT!
My friends already understood my attention deficit tendencies so they didn’t really mind as much. I remember that I got a few wondering stares from other tourists who were also there to wait for the sunrise.
looking for a good angle
With pine trees as a backdrop, you can’t help but compare the movie with Twilight. Good thing I’m a human callus and somehow, the freezing temperature became bearable.
Still to no success, the air didn’t clear up. It was already daylight and we had to go back to get some rest.
I know that after the things we did in Sagada, I was going to treat myself on a spa day gift and buy one of those spa gift certificates in group buying sites. At least it would still be cheaper so I can treat myself to some pampering.
At 6:45am, we proceeded to taking a last group photo before we headed back to our guesthouse.
still no view
When you have nothing to kill but time, and when you’ve watched too many Jackass shows on MTV, you try your best to make a fool of yourself. So pardon my lack of prudence as I was bored.
Check out my other blog articles about my Sagada adventure trip here:
- Sagada Trip and The Movies
- Sagada Trip: Side Trip to Banaue NO Rice Terraces
- Sagada Trip: Crazy Toploading from Banaue to Bontoc
- Sagada Trip: Never Too Old for a Cave Connection Adventure
- Sagada Trip: Kiltepan Peak Sunrise
- Sagada Trip: Trekking Aguid Rice Terraces
- Sagada Trip: Slipped and Hit My Head on a Rock in Bomod-ok Falls
- Sagada Trip: Weekend Saturday Market
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