MT. GULUGOD BABOY - Mabini, Batangas



MT. GULUGOD BABOY
Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
Jump-off point: Philpan Dive Resort, Anilao, Mabini

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Mt. Gulugod Baboy
We arrived at Anilao around 11:30 am after a 2-1/2 drive from Manila.  We had our lunch first at the market and did last minute shopping.  Then we proceeded to Philpan resort, jump-off of Gulugod Baboy jump-off.  At the base of the jump-off, we were told that concreting of the road was under way.  Luckily we were allowed to bring the car up which saved plenty of hours and energy trekking.  I recalled my Mt. Cristobal experience, trekking in an uphill concrete road was not a joke.

At 2:30pm we started the trek proper in a laid back pace.  The glaring sun warns us of how hot the campsite can be at that hour.  Everyone agreed to take the trek easy and just aim for the campsite before sunset.


At 5pm we slowly approached the campsite and was surprised that it was like "enclosed" in a gale.  Then we realized that where standing atop a wind tunnel between Balayan and Batangas Bay.

Mt. Gulugod Baboy -- Mabini, Batangas

At 5:30pm, I left hubby attending to our camp and dinner while I went for the view of the sunset...  It was another climb blessed with a beautiful sunset and YES, I really love sunsets.  Capturing the sun at the horizon as it bid goodbye, brought pleasure I cannot explain.
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Throughout the night, we experienced howling wind but thankfully all tents survived.  Amidst the gusty wind, the moon shine lit our night where we took refuge under its sight.
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Our morning was welcomed with a fair weather, an indication for a good swim.  So at 8:30am we started the descent, enthused by the thought of dipping in Batangas waters.  Then at 10:30am, we're down at Philpan resort enjoying our swim.

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ITINERARY
Day 1
9am – Traveled from Manila to Anilao
1130am – Arrived at Anilao port, had lunch and marketing
1pm – Arrived at Philpan resort
130pm – Arrived at the jump-off
230pm – Start of the super relax trek
5pm – Arrived at campsite, set-up camp
530pm – At the summit waiting for the sunset
7pm onwards – dinner and socials
Day 2
6am – Wake up call, prepared breakfast
830am – Start of descent
1030am – Arrived at Philpan resort – enjoyed the resort
12nn – Lunch
2pm – Traveled back to Manila via Tagaytay route
6pm – Arrived at Manila, home sweet home

PS:
A friendly note for soon to be Gulugod Baboy climbers, the wind at night may change at anytime, so make sure to situate and secure your tent in a "somehow" covered area.  Also bring some warmer to comfort your night.

The island hopping side trip is a bit expensive for hikers on a tight budget but you can still enjoy the waters of Batangas by taking a dip at the nearby resorts featured in Backpacking Philippines or Batangas Government websites.



1 comment:

  1. mt.makiling peak 3 is also batangas hiking destination coz the area is within the municipality of sto tomas. fyi only

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