Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
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
Birthday and my First Climb of the year 2012
“It’s a nice feeling when you know that someone likes you, someone thinks about you, someone needs you..but it feels much better when you know that someone never ever forgets your birthday.”
Before my special days to come we (jaycee and kris) decided to do it in the summit of Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Batangas .. for a change! .. actually it’s one of my greatest dream, yes your right my greatest dream .. everyone has a greatest dream and mine is to celebrate in one of the summit of the mountains in Philippines. We choose a minor one (minor climb) not to be tired for everyone (to our guest climbers). Just wanna show you guys who’s with me in my special day .. let’s start now.
My guest .. happy to see their presence
Sign Board “Batangas” from Public Transportation and Hot Bulalo with spicy sauce on the side + white rice
from jump off .. to the trail (cement?) really no idea .. so tiring to walk in the cement road 😦
Need to register each one of us in the logbook of the barangay and to pay as well.
Take 5 .. one of the lokals nipa hut (kubo) .. and while were taking rest the owner of this nipahut is listening some old jokes very loudly from the radio and we keep on listening and we forgot that we need to move and one more thing .. the flavoured ice candy is so delicious!
yes it’s so tired but if you see a view like this .. beautiful scene .. perfect!
What food we have?
Grilled Pork (marinated) as per my guest super delicious ( or might be their just hungry..lol)
Spaghetti (filipino style) we cook the noodles hir in the summit and spaghetti sauce is done since last night … but we have a problem we don’t have a big bowl to mix the noodles and the spaghetti sauce. But my fellow mountaineers are so clever .. a black garbage bag ( but it’s clean and never used) we mixed the noodles and spaghetti sauce inside the plastic and little bit a soft message on it .. and wallah .. a SUPER DELICOIUS SPAGHETTI WE HAVE.
Adobong Manok (pambansang ulam) Tita Carol and i we prepared this dish over night … and the result is excellent.
Plain White Rice … hmm yummy perfect combination for the adobong Manok.
eating time … busy .. busy ..busy !!!!
Socials at night
Kris Paulette Bday Climbber (wearing pink jacket on top) and the Guest Climbers … 😉
Jaycee Catral (wearing light green shirt) a Birthday celebrant also and the rest of the guest mountaineers
my UNPAYABLE THERAPHY … greenery everywhere, fresh air .. thanks GOD that i’m alive
camp hir .. camp there .. camp everywhere ;D
View from the summit
CAM and TUA Outdoors
Anilao Port .. after we climb .. next destination is beach ;D
fishing area … and next to wet market
Anilao Beach in Batangas .. let’s go ….
were on our way and for sure .. dont yeah ever forget to take pic with my guest
we stay in rented nipa hut (bahay kubo) and now we prepare the food and ready to eat
feeling great to sit in BALSA or floating hut
and finally after all this outdoor activities … i found myself sleeping in a wooden chair of nipa hut … so tired but the happiness can’t compare and can’t buy to any store … i just wanted to thanks to all my friends to spend thier times for this simple event. Hopefully next year and see you ‘ll again … ;D
Words and Images Copyright 2012
- Is Craving for Adventure … (pinaybyaheras.wordpress.com)
- Mt. Batulao – My scary night trek and year end climb in 2011 (pinaybyaheras.wordpress.com)
- Gulugod Baboy: the tale of my unhappy nostrils (wordbreath.wordpress.com)