Ahead - to Malipunyo
Back - to Manabu
Right - to Susong Dalaga
A fork diverge, linking trails to Mt. Manabu, Mt. Susong Dalaga and Mt. Malipunyo.
Our next stop was Mt. Malipunyo, twice the fun, twice the distance. Unlike Susong Dalaga, reaching the summit requires passing a series of peaks and ridges.
After a fast paced descent (kasi karamihan sumemplang) from Susong Dalaga, Tatay Mokring (Our Guide) invited us to his rest house, we took our lunch and ate some banana from Tatay's Mokring garden.
Tatay Mokring's Rest House
From the rest house, we passed by a stream that can also be a good source of potable water. The trail is covered with tress, a very good indicator that people from this side preserves the beauty of the range. The farther we went the thicker the forest gets and lipa (local Posion Ivy) are abundant so please be careful.
saan ang masakit?
wala namng namumula eh
malagyan nga ng alcohol
Unluckily, one of us got stung and based on how she screamed I guess it was painful.
Proper protection from these plants should be considered when hiking any of the Mountains in Malarayat Range, (if you do not want hearing your voice echoes throughout when first aid is being applied, right Anlyn?)
A wide campsite is available few meters away from the summit.
Reaching the summit is not that technical but can be exhausting since the trail is a gradual ascend.
By the time we reached the summit, we were all drenched in with sweat and tired. From Summit, Mt. Manabu can be viewed however the Cross at Manabu's Peak seems like a white dot.
Rested then had some couple of PhotoOps, we decided to abort the third mountain (Mt. Manabu).
From Malipunyo Summit to Manabu, about 2 -3 hours (based on our pacing) thus reaching it by the time the Sun sets and according to Tatay Mokring it's going to be dangerous because some locals installs traps for wild boar that are hard to detect during late afternoon.
A planned trilogy dayhike turns twin dayhike... the team had a fun, fullfilled wacky weekend.
Things to consider for Malarayat Trilogy Dayhike
1. Start very early
- No matter where your jumpoff, early start will cover all three mountains
2. Limit your participants.
- Assess your participants if they can cater fast paced hike.
- Trails going to Susong Dalaga and Malipunyo are longer and more challenging than Mt. Manabu.
3. Proper water conservation.
- No water source at Mt. Susong Dalaga
This is my blog...
My Adventures in Words
Social Media Activities
Travel & Leisure