Monday, April 23, 2012

Mt. Pico de Loro - First Day Hike (April 21, 2012)



PICO DE LORO (also knows as Mt. Palay-Palay)
Ternate, Cavite
Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3

Every week is tiring because of work and stress but it doesn’t necessarily mean that we cannot do whatever we want to do. I decided to push through with my plan – to join  Rose Ann  and some friends to trek in Mt. Pico de Loro. Though trekking is really physically tiring, I find it as a good way for me to release stress and unwind. ^^

The group met at 4AM in 7/11 Baclaran. The bus we boarded was bound for Naic, Cavite and in two hours we arrived in Naic Bus terminal. From there, we had to ride a jeepney going to DENR. Upon reaching DENR, we registered our names and paid Php20 for registration fee.


Pico de Loro is a DENR Protected Area

The jump off point is 5 minutes walk away from DENR. We took some pics first at the jump off point and prayed before we start the trek. At exactly 8:30AM we started the trek.

Our first picture as a group - with Juxtapoz PUP, eskapaderas (office friends) and my housemates

 photo shoot while on our way to base camp 1

 in-effort ko talagang umakyat dito... rock on! \m/

a scenery while on our way to base camp 1

The first 30 minutes of the trek was quite easy. This mountain is interesting due to its uphill and downhill treks. The first section of the trek until the first stop was mostly descending. 




The camp is a nice first resting point. Upon reaching this place, we had to register our names again and paid Php20. We stayed here for 30 minutes to take some rest.

 another scenery after leaving base camp 1


The midpoint of the trek is a shaded area called Alibangbang. From Base Camp 1, it took us 30 minutes to reach this place. We stayed here for another 30 minutes to rest and hydrate.

The second part of the trail is a steeper hike. Mas marami na kaming pahinga sa point na 'to. Mas ramdam na rin ang pagod ng bawat isa. 

The trail going to the peak is easy to follow due to the trail signs and ribbons knotted on trees

After almost 3 hours of trekking, we finally reached the Summit campsite. 



view from the Summit Campsite

the view of the summit from the campsite

It was already lunchtime so we decided to stay at the Summit Campsite to eat and rest. After our eating session and a little rest we headed ourselves to the 2nd summit. 


a nice view on our way to the summit

Reaching the summit was really hard for me. The way up to the summit is more technical and difficult but the view is very rewarding than the first summit. It's really important that you wear the appropriate shoes. I had to ask some boys in our group to carry my bag and help me reach the summit. Steep slope and slippery trail were the obstacles that you need to surpass to reach the top. Good thing it as not windy that time. 




the Parrot's Beak


the 360 degrees view at the summit


the group upon reaching the summit

the boys together with Rose Ann and Bhie

I decided not to join them in conquering the Parrot's Beak but I reserved climbing that peak the next time I visit this place.


Pico de Loro is my 4th climb and considered as my most difficult trek. Regardless of the hardship, I'll definitely go back to this place and by that time I'll make sure that I'm physically and mentally prepared to reach the Parrot's Beak (of course with proper gear) ^^

Mt. Pico de Loro Expenses

29 comments:

Momma Mina said...

Ang astig ng group photo sa Parrot's Beak! Just wondering, bakit di ka sumama? Gusto ko ng mga ganyang ganap. ^_^

iamjessiegarcia said...

naku gusto ko sanang i-try but i was not wearing the right foot wear. baka buwis-buhay ang abutin ko. babalik ako sa place na yan to conquer the parrot's peak

Untied Escape said...

Nice post, bilis ng mga kaganapan, haha ka pressure mag post... haha!

WANDER SHUGAH said...

wow. just wow! The place looks lovely. Id love to visit this place soon :) Take care and thanks for sharing!

www.wandershugah.blogspot.com

anney said...

Breathtaking ang view! Gusto ko yung 2nd to the last na picture! Naku madali ako malula kaya inggit mode na lang ako sa mga pictures nyo! Di ko sure kung kaya ko gawn yan.

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Hanep yung view. It`s really breathtaking. Though medyo scary yung pag-akyat dun sa parrot`s beak. :)

iamjessiegarcia said...

hahaha... sinipag lang kahapon. di ko na naman kasi sya magagawa within the week.. gonna wait for your post ^^

iamjessiegarcia said...

hiyee! try to visit this place... it's tiring though. you just need to prepare (as in physically and mentally prepared) hahahaha....

iamjessiegarcia said...

ganda talaga ng view sa summit. i'll go back to that place to conquer the parrot's beak. try mo din ma-experience yan to conquer your fear of heights. kaya mo yan. Aja!^^

iamjessiegarcia said...

scary talaga ang pag-akyat sa parrot's beak kaya di ako tumuloy. i'll make sure the 2nd time i'll visit the place, ready na ako to reach the summit of the parrot's beak.

mathea said...

i do mountain climbing before and ang pico de loro ang isa sa nahirapan ako ng bonggang bonga, mabato sya at napakatarik. pero fulfilling pag nakaakyat ka na, ang hirap lang bumaba hahha..nice pictures!

iamjessiegarcia said...

tama! mahirap sya for a minor climb. pero siguro kung tamang footwear ang gamit ko nun di ganun kahirap.

thanks for dropping by ^^

A Carnival Mantra said...

nice! very detailed, useful and informative. magandang makasama ka sa mga hike ma'am para na-aaccount thoroughly ang mga detalye ng akyat :) makakalimutin kasi kame eh.hehe. especially yung sa expenses, malaking tulong yan sa mga nagpaplanong umakyat ng bundok. Thanks! :)

marvin

iamjessiegarcia said...

hahaha... at talagang isasama ako. nakalimutan ko rin yung expenses ko sa mga previous posts ko. i made sure na masulat ko talaga lahat ng detalye so i could share it to my readers ^^

just have a pen and paper or notepad sa phone, that will do na ;)

Christeen said...

ang ganda ng view! me ganyan pala sa cavite. so love the first photo and the second to teh last is nakaka envy.

iamjessiegarcia said...

yes meron! we just have to explore. wag tayong maging dayuhan sa sarili nating bayan. BOOM! hahahaha... maraming magagandang place dito sa 'Pinas ^^

iamjessiegarcia said...

okay lang naman ako sumama basta lemme know. hahahaha... so i could prepare ^^

Kol Me Empi said...

di ka nag-aya! i hate you! (feeling close e no? Lol)

iamjessiegarcia said...

hahaha... trip mo din ba? sige next time isasabit din kita sa lakad ko. wait di ko naman alam san ka iko-contact. hahaha

juneosidabenitez said...

diosko! bat naman ang ganda sa lugar na yan :(( nakaka bilis ng heart rate yung view..ang GANDA!

iamjessiegarcia said...

yeah... maganda talaga dyan... try to visit this place too ^^

aRaN said...

wow,,,saya naman mura pa...jan daw sunod na akyat namin eh sabi ni shee, sama ka ba ulit kahit nakapunta ka na? tahaha para di na magbabayad ng guide kaw na lang tahahah

iamjessiegarcia said...

naku, baka next time na. sa ibang place na muna ako punta since napuntahan ko sya this year. mas madali yan kasi shaded yung place. yung sa peak lang ang challenge so kailangan ng appropriate na shoes.

Manong Unyol said...

ang ganda naman jan sayang hindi ko pa napuntahn yan, may nadaan po ba jan na jeep sa may jump off kapag pauwi?

iamjessiegarcia said...

Hiyee!

Thanks for dropping by Manong Unyol. Nag-rent lang kasi kami ng jeep papunta ng jump off point and I can't remember seeing a jeepney ride going there na pamasada talaga.

Manong Unyol said...

thanks sa info ma'am:) kailangan pala talaga mag invite or sumabit ng group para makapag rent ng sasakyan papunta jan...

iamjessiegarcia said...

Sureness... besides, mas marami mas masaya

Manong Unyol said...

sabagay ma'am pero mas sanay ako na lumalabas na small group kc para di magulo hehe cguru nasanay lang, I Try 3 Mountains in 2 days na dalawa lang kami endi ko pa kilala ksma ko.

iamjessiegarcia said...

Masaya rin minsan yung magulo at marami... try mo lang baka magustuhan mo ;)

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