Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mt. Purgatory - Mangisi Traverse



This hike is composed of going through multiple towns and Mountain peaks, but the prominent ones are Purgatory and Komkompol.

The hike started on an easy trail going up to Mt. Mangakew. My group was surprised that we were already there. We had hiked around 45 minutes from the JOP. Stores are available around and it was scorching hot on the trails without any shades.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mt. Mariveles Traverse, Bataan



Pantingan Traverse to Tarak Ridge, A hard dayhike traverse with a total of 22 kilometers from Bagac jump off point(entry) to, Alas-Asing jump off point(exit). 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mt. Tapulao, Palauig


Mt. Tapulao or the Poor Man's Pulag as some would dub it, is situated around 8km away from the national highway, to a Dampay - Salaza Settlement area. We got to the settlement area around 5am, and asked around where the JOP is, to our luck we found it quickly. Some mountain trail runners were in the registration area spending the night, it was kind of them to answer all my questions about where the caretaker is. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mt. Cinco Picos, Subic


When I was looking for a climb (my feet itched) I was invited to this event, Sir Gerry Remantilla was the event organizer and this was his training climb for the Guiting Guiting he is hosting on August. Going into a group with no one I knew was not a new of a thing for me, I have done this several times before and is actually pretty rewarding. I get to meet new people, I get invited to new events, and invited to dinner.. sa campsite nga lang :)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mt. Damas, Tarlac


Mt. Damas was said to be hard, harder than those of Mt. Arayat, Mt. Makiling and probably Mt. Cristobal with this fact, we as a group were challenged. What we did is a rather in the middle of a traverse and a normal to-fro hike. We did, what Myk Zamora of Game-Nest calls a "Circuit". It starts off at Camiling around Birbira, head out to the numerous uphills and downhills just to reach the Susong Dalaga form of Mt. Damas, from there a steep downhill to a river and work backup to a "Junction".