Sto. Tomas, Batangas
Jump-off point: Sulok, Brgy. Sta Cruz, Sto. Tomas
LLA: 13.9777°, 121.2413°, 760 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2
Para sa Inyong Kaalaman:
The name Manabu is said to be abbreviated from 'Mataas na Bundok'. It is one of the three major peaks of the Malipunyo range (the other two are the Malipunyo summit and Susong Dalaga peak) - www.pinoymountaineer.com
Third day and Final day na noong MFPI Mid-year Presidential Meeting ng magdecide kami ni Sir Erwin na umakyat pa ng isang bundok since parehas naman kaming nakaleave for work.
After leaving the area, we took a bath sa may baba ng Camp for 5 pesos only then hired a tricycle from Mountaineers Stop Over and Store going to Cuenca Public Market. Sumakay kami ng Jeep bound for Lipa Batangas at bumaba sa may Mcdonald nilakad kunti papuntang Big Bell at bumili ng food for our Manabu Climb.
Sa kabilang side ng highway may mga tricycle na nakapark at pwede tong ihire going to the Jump Off point. Ang Jump Off point going to Mt. Manabu is sa may Sulok, Brgy. Sta Cruz, Sto. Tomas. Kung sasabihin ng mga tricycle driver na may kailangan magregister pa kayo sa isang barangay maginsist kayo na dalhin deritso sa Sulok kasi doon talaga ang area for registration.
Jump-off point: Brgy. Poblaction, Cuenca
LLA: 13°55'15"N; 121°2'30"E; 706 MASL
Days required / Hours to Rockies: Half day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-3
Para sa Iyong Kaalaman:
Many Coconut trees are on the area that from a distance you can see the mountain with Curly hair. It is also said that curly-haired aborigines (Aetas) once lived in this mountain, hence it was named Maculot from "kulot", meaning curly. - http://gilas-mountaineers.webs.com
A member of MFPI (Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc.) invited me to join sa Mid-year Presidential meeting last November 25-27, 2011 sa Mt. Maculot, Cuenca Batangas.
Originally, it was supposed to be a 5-day event at dapat sa Mt. Makiling, Laguna but due to some internal reason nalipat sa Mt. Maculot.
The primary reason why I joined ay para makasama sa Mt. Maculot at madagdag eto sa listahan ng mga bundok na naakyat ko. First time ko sumama sa mga ganitong event kaya excited at kabado kasi wala akong kilala ni isa sa mga taga MFPI at ang naginvite sa akin was a mountaineer by hobby at na met ko sa social network. So technically, hindi kami close. (Peace Sir Erwin)
Maculot's Jump Off Point
Ang meeting place namin was sa Jam Terminal sa Buendia-LRT station. For about 2 and a half hours and 140.00 na fare we reached Public Market ng Cuenca. Bumili na muna kami ng ready to eat na food for dinner then we hired a tricyle papuntang jump off point. (Mountaneer's Stop and Store). A registration fee of 10.00 pesos is required.
We started to hike papuntang Voltaire's Camp dahil dito ang venue para sa Mid-year Presidential Meeting ng MFPI. It was just a short walk and during the short walk tatanong na ako ng mga benchmarks for climbing. First time ko din umakyat with someone na mas tenured sa akin in terms of climbing so I grabbed the opportunity to ask as many questions as possible.
Dolores, Quezon; San Pablo and Nagcarlan, Laguna
Major jump-off: Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Dolores, Quezon
LLA: 14.064° N 121.428° E, 1470 MASL (600m gain)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 4-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 3
Ang akyat pong to ay parang Halloween Special (an overnight stay), 4 days after All Soul's Day. Pinili namin ang Mt. Cristobal because of its Spooky Stories....
Mt. Crisobal or San Cristobal or mas kilalang The Devil's Mountain by many is the "Alter Ego" of Mt. Banahaw. Situated kaopposite ng Mt. Banahaw, mountain that contains a lot of positive energy, Mt. Cristobal is the opposite.
Maraming Ghost Stories ang naassociate sa bundok na to at ang pinakamaskilala ay ang "Tumao". Tumao is like "BigFoot" sa western urban legend.
Dolores, San Pablo City
We started our trip from Jam Liner (Cubao - Near GMA Network) around 7.30am heading to San Pablo City at ang pasamahe ay 135.00. Pagdating sa San Pablo City, bumaba kami sa may Dolores.
Since tatlo lang kami, hindi na kami ng rent ng jeep so we waited for a tricycle/jeep na maghahatid. Nagtanong nalang din kami sa isang pulis na na nakastation sa area kung pano makapunta dun. Sabi nya, either special na tricycle o sasakay ng Jeep na may nakalagay na Number 2 na sign.
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