From Maculot, we're now heading to Makiling. Mt. Makiling is named after the beautiful Lambana Maria Makiling who punishes mountaineers who leaves the camp dirty, she makes sure these mountaineers gets befuddled. Keep coming back and forth to the same place until they clean the campsite. So beware and be aware! :)
From Batangas to Laguna, got lost of the time how long the travel was... rest assured it was a bit long ( I was asleep during the travel by the way)
Their are several entry points to Makiling however the local tourism decided that from now on Sipit trail will be the official trail for hikers and mountaineers (other trails are still open though).
It was my first time in Makiling and according to them Sipit trail is quite longer than the Palanggana Trail, so this will be a test of endurance because I was in full pack. A heavy backpack on my shoulder, long hours of trek..... and Limatik.
Courtesy of Sir Ryan
From "Pinagpatong", day 2 came and this time we're off to Mt. Suso ng Dalaga.
We left Jamboree Sitio Tablon around 9:00am after breakfast papuntang jumpoff point ng Mt. Suso ng Dalaga. This time, apat lang kami umakyat (Sir Ace, Sir Ryan, Sir John and Me) while si Mam Katie nagpaiwan.
First part ng trail ay medyo gradual lang ang hike, the trail was flat and covered pa ng mga puno. We meet a group of hikers galing sa isang falls.
After passing a small village, grassland ang sasalubong. Tirik ang araw that time kaya sobrang exposed ang team, nakakadehydrate.
For an hour na lakaran sa open field, simula na ng masukal na daan. Yes, sobrang masukal that even our guides paved the trail. Based from our guide's assessment, the trail can no longer be found so they created one for the group.
This mountain is often visited because of one reason: NPAs. Most hikers are afraid that Military might consider them as NPAs, according to our guides.
This is my blog...
My Adventures in Words
Social Media Activities
Travel & Leisure