After two cancellations because of weather and sickness, we finally set foot at Rizal’s Mt. Mapalad on January 12. For someone who’s just a casual hiker, I had to rely on social media to know the easy and “budgetarian” mountain to climb. From one of my rare Facebook browsing activities last December, I discovered Mt. Mapalad through my college friend’s Facebook photos. I inquired and from there, I started a conversation with another friend about organizing a hike there.
Thankfully, my other friends approved this hike. It was originally scheduled for December but life happened. Kidding! But not all my friends were able to join, but of course, there’ll be more of that in the near future.
We were five in the group. I’ve got Anna, Jovs, and her friends. It was my first time to be with other hikers who are not my friends. But hey, they are friendly and nice. My 50 percent introvert self was delighted to know other people through this fun and knee-shaking activity.