MT. GULUGOD-BABOY (DAY HIKE)
Jump-off Point: Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Mabini
Rain or shine, Mt. Gulugod-Baboy offers breathtaking views, especially from its peak. It is located in Anilao, Mabini in the province of Batangas. The mountain got its name from the contours of the peaks which resembles a pig’s back.
It has a range of minor peaks (525 meters above sea level) with difficulty level of 2/9. Anilao is more famous for its dive spots but the nearby hills are also a popular hiking destination that’s easy enough to be tackled by newbie climbers.
Of course, the obligatory group photo
We are on energy-saving mode. Yup, that’s what it is. 🙂
My favorite love-team, Mark and Jha smiling for the camera #AdrenalineJunkies #TrailLovers (just before the ascend)
And the adventure begins!
One of our stop-overs going to Peak #1, say CHEEZEE!!
This is what my friends refer to as the ‘Polly Defies Gravity’ shot
Super Saiyan San-Goku vs. Frieza and Cell
That awesome view from Peak #1
Ang dyosang si Jaja model ng Peak #1
Stop Over (and I found a kittie!) 😀
This photo really cracks me up, nice photobombing Patrick!
The view from Peak #2
The happiest people on Earth just after we descend Peak #2
Hindi naman obvious na ang saya namen no? Hahaha! #TeamTrupah
0500 Buendia to Anilao, Batangas via Private Vehicle
0840 ETA Anilao, Batangas
0900 Start Trek from Philpan Dive Resort
1030 ETA Peak #1
1130 ETA Peak #2 (Socialize, Photo-Ops, Lunch)
1330 ETA Peak #3 (More photo-ops)
1430 Descent to Philpan Dive Resort
1500 Swim! Swim! Swim! At Philpan Dive Resort
1900 ETA Manila via Private Vehicle
** It usually takes 2-21/2 hours going back to Metro Manila but due to heavy traffic we arrive 5 hours late.
Photo Credit: A. Maale, M. Montilla