JUNE 19-21, 2016
THE CITY OF PINES
I am writing this post a few months after our actual trip to Baguio, but the soft cool touch of the mountain air and the sweet smell of the pine trees is on my mind.Who hasn’t heard (and been too) of Baguio? Nestled in the high mountains of the Cordillera, Baguio … Read more
The Mystical Lake
Nestled in a plateau within the the Mt. Apo National Park, a mystical lake silently mirrors the grandness of the country’s highest peak. Lying at an impressive 2,194 meters above sea level, Lake Venado is the second highest lake in the country. According to local beliefs, the lake is enchanted and protected by nature spirits.
The waters … Read more
MT. KALISUNGAN DAYHIKE
BRGY. LAMOT, CALAUAN, LAGUNA
JUNE 11, 2016
AN ABORTED MT. KALISUNGAN DAYHIKE
As the hot days slowly gives way to wet, rainy ones, we started to think where to start hiking again. Our leg muscles are softer so we decided to do a minor hike. We finally opted for a Mt. Kalisungan dayhike in Calauan, Laguna.
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Lake Holon is the crater lake of Mt. Parker, locally known as Mt. Melibingoy in the province of South Cotabato. Considered one of Mindanao’s prized gem, Lake Holon is sacred to the indigenous T’boli tribes.
In an article for Rappler, Louie Lapat, a government employee in Tagum City, noted that “nothing prepares you for the wonders of this … Read more
THE ISLAND OF GIANTS
Also known as Islas de Gigantes (island of giants), the Gigantes Islands is a remote group of islands found on the northern tip of Iloilo province, off the coast of the towns of Carles and Estancia. The group consist of about ten islands with the two largest known as Gigantes Norte (North Gigantes) and Gigantes Sur… Read more
ABOUT KWEBANG LAMPAS
Kwebang Lampas is a popular name used to refer to a piece of beach cove found in brgy. Isla Polo, Pagbilao, Quezon, around 5-6 hours travel from Manila. This beach cove known by many names such as “Island Grande Beach” and “Puting Buhangin beach” was once a private property but is now open to the public.
The … Read more
ABOUT MT. HIBOK HIBOK
Mt. Hibok Hibok is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Camiguin. It has erupted five times in modern history, the most recent one occurring in 1951 and killed over 3,000 people.
Despite its past explosive nature and being under constant monitoring by PHIVOLCS, the volcano is quiet today and has become a popular … Read more
ABOUT MT. KALISUNGAN
Mt. Kalisungan is a minor mountain in Laguna. As with the other Southern Tagalog mountains that receives ample rainfall, the main attraction of the mountain is its lush trails highlighted by fruit bearing trees and grasslands near the summit.
As narrated by Gideon Lasco of pinoymountaineer.com, “verdant fields surround the slopes of Kalisungan. There are coconut … Read more
Mt. Napulak is a prominent peak in the municipality of Igbaras, a quiet town one hour land travel away from Iloilo City. It is considered one of the most famous hiking destination in Panay Island. the mountain is known for the rounded rock perched atop its summit, with some giving it a nickname of “nipple” mountain.
WHY YOU SHOULD
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BRGY. WAWA, RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL
MARCH 20, 2016
Mt. Hapunang Banoy is one of the Rizal mountains (the others are Mts. Pamitinan, Binacayan, and Ayaas) accessible from Brgy Wawa, Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal. The relative proximity and convenience of going to Rizal has opened the area to more visitors looking for a quick getaway from the city.
According to … Read more