Gulugod-Baboy camping experience

BATANGAS — Anilao is often associated with diving activities because of its diverse marine life. However for hiking enthusiast, the town is the starting point of trekking the hills that traverse Calumpan Peninsula of Mabini, Batangas.  Rising at 525masl, Gulugod-Baboy is rated as Minor Climb by PinoyMountaineer with 2/9 difficulty and a trail class of…

For love is like hiking and hiking is love

Love will always find a way to conquer doubts, fear, and hate. It strengthen knees on steep trails, it provides the freshest air and it will grasp you in every cliff. For love is like hiking and hiking is love. #BundokisPagibig — Gillian Gacuma

Camping at Mt. Ulap

MANILA — It’s no doubt that Mt. Ulap rose as a new hiking destination in upland north. Roofing at 1,846 MASL it peaks through the Lingayen gulf in Pangasinan in the west, Mt. Arayat in the south and the some of the famous Cordillera mountains on the east. Average temperature here ranges from 10 to 15…

Mt. Balagbag of Rizal

MANILA–Bordered by Bulacan and Rizal, Mt. Balagbag is one of the minor climb destinations which is relatively close to Manila.  With the elevation of 770 MASL, the unpaved road with mostly ascend wide and open trail will take you 2-3 hours before reaching the summit.  Although locals recall a past when the mountain was covered…

Pabebe climb only: Mt. Talamitam and Layon Bato river

By Gillian Gacuma | Photo by Greisha Padilla MANILA– If you’re planning to go on an adventure yet feeling less ‘into challenges,’ then that’s when you call for a Pabebe Climb with your squad. Located in Nasugbu, at the height of 630+ masl with Difficulty of 3/9 and trail class of 1-3, Mt. Talamitam is one of the…

Mt. Pamitinan and the gorge of Montalban

By Gillian Gacuma RIZAL — Just an hour drive away from Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon city is Barangay Wawa in Montalban, Rizal. The community sits on the banks on the segment of Marikina river that passes through the gorges of Wawa. Built in 1909 during the American colonial era, Wawa or Montalban dam is a gravity…

Sun kissed at Pico de Loro’s peak

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA– At the height of 664+masl, Mt. Palay-Palay or known as Pico de Loro is one of the mountain that falls on the minor climb category with 3/9 difficulty and trail class 1-3. Sandwiched between Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas, Pico has become one of the favorite destinations for hikers who seek quick nature…

The lost-world between Rizal and Quezon

By Gillian Gacuma Manila, Philippines– As city dwellers, we burden a sequence of challenges brought by our fast paced lives. Long holiday breaks are just around the corner but there will be times that you’d rather stay home than spend most of your time in airports or queuing in bus terminals. Getting lost for awhile…