But these shortcomings never stopped me from still enjoying some of the mountains in the Philippines.
The first mountain that I trekked was way back when I was still a teenager. During the holy week. My friends and I were in the habit of going to Dolores, Quezon and spend our holy week in Dolores. During those days, there were thousands of pilgrims spending their time in the so-called "holy place."
After so many years, I ended up climbing mountains anew but for a different purpose. I want to climb Mt. Pulag and Mt. Apo. These are the spots I want to trek!
Here follows the mountains I have trekked -
Mt. Banahaw (2,109 meters) has many
features like waterfalls, caves, and springs.
The jump-off point is at Brgy. Kinabuhayan, Dolores, Quezon and other jump-off points
are Lucban and Tayabas, Quezon.
The actual climb can be classified from moderate to strenuous.
It will take you 2-3 days to reach the summit.
I climbed it three times when I was still young.
The jump-off point is in Ifugao Province. The hike is easy and the duration varies depending on the trekker's pace.
I climbed it once.
The jump-off point is in Kanlaon City, 102 km from Bacolod, Negros Occidental and 167 km from Dumaguete. It has twin craters, one active and the other extinct.
Mt. Samat in Bataan
Mt. Maculot (947 meters) is located in Cuenca, Batangas and can be trekked in one day.
The climb was made last August, 2012.
I climbed it three times already.
Mt. Pinatubo (1,740 meters before eruption) is trekked using the Capas, Tarlac trail. You need only one day to reach the crater.
I climbed it once and I want to trek it again.
It is the lowest active volcano in the world.
But first you to ride a boat to reach the jump-off point.
Then, reaching the jump-off point, you can either trek it by foot or ride a horse.
I tried to ride horse this time.
Then, after the 20-30 minute horse ride, you will reach the crater.
Mt. Tapias Viewdeck, Coron, Palawan
Climbing a mountain has its memorable moments.
When you are at the top of the mountain, the sight is simply breathtaking.. =)
Sagada, Mountain Province
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