Jump-off point: Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Mabini
LLA: 13°42'55"N; 120°53'43"E; 525 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: Half-day / 1-2 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-2
Ivan Laurence Ignacio
Heinz Lopez Alvarez, Jr.
Organized by our guest:
Mt. Gulugod Baboy: Invading The Swine Spine
By: Heinz Lopez Alvarez, Jr.
|A view of the Peninsula taken from the campsite of Mt. Gulugod Baboy.|
|Boys along the mountain's spine- York, Me (Heinz) and Relph.|
|Trying the highest point.|
Mabining Simula of the Climb
|The landmark for hikers in Mabini, Batangas.|
|This road looks very inviting. Road photography at its best! Photo by Pamela Bautista.|
|Girls having a couple-of-minute rest in a bahay kubo. Contz, Liz, Jovy and Pam.|
Hiking Tips and Tricks
Now let's see some important hiking tips which will help you to enjoy your sojourn.
Hiking Tip # 1 - Start Early
Hiking Tip # 2 - Be Light
Hiking Tip # 3 - Dress Comfortably
Hiking Tip # 4 - Ground Work
Hiking Tip # 5 - Reduce Number of Breaks
Hiking Tip # 6 - Tip for Children
Hiking Tip # 7 - Tip for Women
If you are going to consider and follow those tips given above during your hiking, you will surely arrive and look like this...
|Mountain Champs York, Contz, Ralph, Jovy and Liz|
Finally at the Campsite!
|Success! Frank and TL Ariel.|
|Jovy, Pam, and Contz.|
|Team SUCCESS celebrated!|
|See the real thing and the backdrop for a theater play?|
Experiencing the Summit
Watching the sunrise seemed made everybody so energetic. We played at the summit, appreciated every angle of the view from the top, took deep breaths, ran along the mountain's spine, laugh out load together and posed for photographs.
|The Team Stoppable prior to the descend. From left: Ralph, Len, Ivan, Frank, Jovy, Contz, Dee Pee, TL Ariel, Liz, York, and Me (Heinz)|
Thank you, Climb Organizer Pam!
|Pam and her escort Frank.|