Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mt. Kalisungan of Calauan, Laguna

We set the 4th weekend of January for our our third climb for 2013 and we decided to explore a relatively small yet prominent mountain in Laguna, the Mt. Kalisungan. It borders two towns, Nagcarlan and Calauan,the latter having the better trail to the summit.

From Los Banos, we traveled to Victoria, Laguna via Sta. Cruz-bound jeepney and then transferred to a tricycle bound to Brgy. Lamot, Calauan where the jump-off point is located. We registered at the barangay hall and negotiated for a guide. "Mang Bino" is the most popular guide and the fee is P400.00 per day. It is advised to take a guide because the trail is very confusing.

We started to trek around 9 AM. The first rest station and can be considered a landmark for mountaineers was a nipa hut. Other rest stations were a big mango tree (midway) and another nipa hut (before the grassland/summit).

Muddy trail of Mt. Kalisungan

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Pico de Loro of Ternate, Cavite

The second weekend of 2013 was a blast as our mountaineering group joined SFC-LB in their Mt. Pico de Loro Climb.  Pico de Loro or “Parrot’s Peak is situated in Ternate, Cavite.

Around 4:30 AM, we had breakfast all together, and then left Los Banos before sunrise. Travel time to the jump-off point, Magnetic Hill in Ternate, was around 3 hours. From Magnetic Hill, we walked for 5 minutes to the actual jump-off point.

MAISOG Mountaineers now ready to trek!