Hiker Board: Mt. Damas

Mountain Profile Major jumpoff: Dueg Resettlement, San Clemente Tarlac Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. Papaac, Camiling Tarlac Elevation: 685 MASL Difficulty: 6/9, Major Climb Trail Class: 1-4 Days Required: 1-2 days Hours to Summit: 4-5 hours Source: Pinoy Mountaineer Rookie Mistakes I am no stranger to the whims of mountains but nothing prepared me for Mt. Damas. It is, incidentally, my […]

Mt. Maculot: A Shaky Climb

The Notoriety  Mountains are such majestic structure, each veiled with its own secrets that shroud it in enigma and enchantment. Each mountain offer a different mystery, further piquing the curiosity of the hikers that yearn to uncover these mysteries. One such mountain veiled in mystery is Batangas’ Mt. Maculot. Located in Cuenca, Batangas, I’ve first seen pictures […]

Rizal Trilogy Hike: An Assault to the Top Part III

Last Chapter: Mt. Hapunang Banoi Elevation: 517 MASL Difficulty: 3/9 Type: Limestone And so, our journey is about to come to a close as the third mountain looms over the horizon. After a couple minutes rest at the junction, the remaining seven of the original twelve began the trek to the summit of Mt. Hapunang Banoi. But before we begin, […]

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 […]