*You may skip the story and scroll down below for the mountain’s FAQs! ­čÖé This is supposedly my first quarter hike. Pero dahil paguran sa workload, nausod nang nausod nang nausod ang akyat na ‘to. At first, I was thinking sort of a major hike. Pero narealize ko, hindi pala ako prepared. So a friendly mountain will do. Luckily, Tanay – a province in Rizal has a lot to offer. Yes, maraming kabundukan sa Tanay. Most of them are beginners-friendly with sidestrip to rivers or falls. Plus, their…

I feel so blessed to be┬áborn and raised in Rizal. It’s a 2-hour ride province from Metro Manila┬áthat has it all – falls, rivers, mountain range, caves and even historical sites – perfect for any quick getaway craving. And just this weekend, I have personally witnessed another natural wonder my province has to offer. It’s been just almost 3 months since my major climb in Mt. Pulag. I can still really recall how tough the “easy trail” for my legs. I only hike once or twice a year…

REAL-TIME ENTRY 10:11PM TERMINAL –┬áPasado alasdyes umalis ang bus. Masaya kaming nagkita-kita sa terminal. Si Drew, si Jaja, si Emjhay, si Alfred, si Erli, si Efraim and si Jerald ang mga makakasama kong aakyat sa pangatlong pinakamataas na bundok sa Pilipinas, ang Mt. Pulag. Ewan ko ba at nahilig nalang kami bigla sa pamumundok. Pang limang summit ko ang Mt Pulag. At ngayong nasa byahe kami patungong Baguio papaunta roon, sa totoo lang, puno ako kaba. Nasimula kaming magplanong akyatin ang Mt. Pulag last year. Overrated na siguro…