A chill climb to start my 2013 series of climbs ... I have few entries about Masungi in the past however this time me and PACKERS were all set for the Summit of Masungi Rock Formation.
The summit is located inside a private property thus reaching it requires permission. Although Tanay Rizal Tourism Dept. declares the said summit as one of the tourist destination within Tanay, negotiation between the owner and the local government is still on going before opening the site to public.
Luckily, a member of PACKERS knew the owner of the place and we were permitted to enter the area. A member for the Security group served as tour guide as well. He gave us brief background about the place, the history and future projects of the area.
From the Gate to the summit, it would take about 45mins to an hour. Several upward slopes along the trail before reaching the base thus exhausting.
Development inside the Garden Cottage
From base, one has cover 600 Steps before reaching the Peak or Viewing Deck. 575th steps covers another viewing deck at the opposite side overlooking the Bgry. Cuyambay and nearby Barangays.
The top most view deck is at the opposite side and a 360 view of the Rock Formation can be seen from the Spot.
This was our third visit, and on this visit we finally reached the Summit......
Stairway to Summit
P.A.C.K.E.R.S at 575th Steps - View Deck
The MASUNGI Rock Formation
P.A.C.K.E.R.S at 600th Steps....... the Summit
We've visited this area before and explored 2 prominient towers namely, Pinagpatong and Nabali. Spelunking is another activity that this place offers to its visitor, we became potholers for a day the last time we were here. (See: Letty's Cave here | Pinagpatong here)
A delicious brewed coffee at the clubhouse ended the half day trek............. we promised to visit the place again.... PACKERS will be at MASUNGI for Basic Life Support Training.
This is my blog...
My Adventures in Words
Social Media Activities
Travel & Leisure