"Don't change the mountain... Let the mountain change you..." - a quote learned from Mt. Pico de Loro
Considered the highest mountain in the Cavite province, Pico de Loro is the highest point within the boundary of Cavite and Batangas. The view from the summit is awesome, facing the sea on the north-eastern side of the Manila Bay area. You can actually see ships passing by the Batangas and Bataan shore lines while the entire Batangas and Cavite on the south-eastern side will offer you a magnificent view of the south-eastern mountains like Batulao and Talamitam. (http://www.waypoints.ph/detail_gen.html?wpt=picodl)
This is my 3rd climb up a mountain, at the same time the birthday climb for a good friend - Ayie... With me are my old and new "Social Climber" friends - Ayie, Ed, Alex, Julius, Bheng, Philip, Mitch, Mart and April.
Some websites say that this is just a level 1, minor climb mountain, but it wasn't as easy as I expected it to be. It took us 4 long hours hiking to reach the camp site and another 30 minutes to the summit, which we did on our 2nd day. Nakakapagod... ubos ang stamina ko... Hahaha!
A side trip to one of the coastal barangays of Ternate Cavite for us to freshen up ended our Pico de Loro climb...
To my "Social Climber" friends, see you sa next climb natin up Mt. Manabu. Wahhhhh!!! Todo na 'to!!!
HOW TO GET THERE
By private vehicle, follow the route going Ternate along the hi-way known as the Magnetic Hill, passing by the entrance to Puerto Azul. The trail starts at the DENR outpost in Ternate, Cavite.
By public transportation, take any bus at Lawton/Baclaran bound for Ternate or Maragondon in Cavite. Upon reaching Maragondon, take or hire a jeepney going to the jump-off point at the DENR office.
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