|Behave cloud rats!|
That night, it was raining so hard, it was cold and the rainwater kept on flowing underneath the tent. I kept on praying for the rain to stop, so we can make it for the sea of clouds which Mt. Daraitan is also know for like with Mt. Pulag. At 5 AM we got up and started to walk going to the summit, it was just 15 minute walk from the campsite to view the sunrise and the sea of clouds as well!
Unfortunately the sun didn't show up and the sea of clouds wasn't that impressive. But when the darkness faded away, I was rewarded with the immense view of the mountains and the winding course of the Agos River.
|The long and winding Agos River|
It was a fulfilling experience, stepping on the grounds of the summit made my adventure very memorable and I thought that was it but wait...there's more! On our way to the campsite we passed by a mossy forest which made me stop and feel the breeze! You know the feeling of walking along mossy trees, the appearance and scent of the old moss plant apparently signifies that the forest has been in existence for a relatively long time!
|Goodness gracious great ball of moss!|
And of course mossy forest wouldn't be complete without mushrooms! There are lots of them, tiny white buttons sprouting on old mossy tree trunks!
|Mushrooms to make you grow just like Mario!|
Creepy-crawlers has also a space in the mossy forest and they're cute, they just don't care even if I take a lot of pictures of them in different positions.
I think everything I want to see and experience in a mountain are all in Mt. Daraitan. Clouds, mountains, rock formations, mossy forest, flora and fauna, packed together making this mountain an amazing place to explore! All I wish is that these wonderful gift of nature will be protected and that wouldn't be possible if visitors won't help conserve the biodiversity present in our environment.
I thank you for reading and you might want to read more about my adventures in Daraitan at http://makitambay.blogspot.com/2015/03/dare-daraitan.html .