Got Funky In Mt. Masungki

Mt. Masungki Profile Elevation: 660 MASL Difficulty: 4/9 with rock precautions Trail Class: 5 Days Required: 1 day Hours to Summit: 2.5-3 hours New Faces So, another weekend, another mountain to climb! It's been five months since I began mountain climbing. My first of these adventures was the Montalban Trilogy, where I have met and gained new friends. … Continue reading Got Funky In Mt. Masungki

Mt. Pulag: Kabunian Heeds Our Call

The night before our trek, it began to rain although the weather earlier was fine. It really worried because a rain would reduce the possibility of a sea of clouds in the morning. Maybe what the tourism officer said during the orientation is correct. If you are noisy, you will provoke the gods and they'll send … Continue reading Mt. Pulag: Kabunian Heeds Our Call

Weekend Warrior Tales: Mt. Pinatubo

The Catastrophe June 12, 1991. Nestled in the central Zambales mountains, Mt. Pinatubo was once just an ordinary mountain, thickly covered by a thriving flora. The area is the traditional home of the Aetas, the first Philippine settlers. But on an ordinary day, eruption columns came shooting to the sky, surprising the locals residing in the area surrounding it. … Continue reading Weekend Warrior Tales: Mt. Pinatubo

Rizal Trilogy Hike: An Assault to the Top Part II

Second Chapter: Mt. Pamitinan Elevation: 426 MASL Difficulty: 3/9 Type: Limestone After a brief respite from our earlier physical assertion, we are now prepared to take on our next challenge. At around 9:50 AM we were all set for our next assault. From the original 12 who trekked to the first summit, the group was reduced to eight trekkers … Continue reading Rizal Trilogy Hike: An Assault to the Top Part II