Mt. Daraitan, March 2019

Mt. Daraitan, March 2019

A quick yet not-so-easy hike to one of the most popular peaks in the Sierra Madre range.

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Hiking to the hilltop, Nagsasa Cove

Hiking to the hilltop, Nagsasa Cove

To get the iconic crescent moon aerial shot of Nagsasa Cove, you head to the rightmost part of the beach, pay an Aeta guide P10, and climb the hill that introduces Mt. Nagsasa. It was hard to resist the urge to keep going up and up and up – but I was in a pink maillot and [...]

Mt. Daguldol and Laiya

Mt. Daguldol and Laiya

YES to a tandem weekend of hiking and hitting the beach!

Walking on the ‘Dinosaur Spine:’ Mt. Batulao, Batangas

Walking on the ‘Dinosaur Spine:’  Mt. Batulao, Batangas

The "new trail" is basically a traverse through 12 mini-peaks that offers a scenic, sprawling view of Balayan Bay and even Taal and Mt. Maculot on a clear day.

Mt. Ulap, February 2017

Mt. Ulap, February 2017

A photo diary of my first hike for 2017! In the chilly Cordilleras, no less

Masungi Georeserve, May 2016

Masungi Georeserve is only 30 minutes away from Marikina. It is a 1600-hectare property where the PH's only exposed Paleocene (50-60 million years old!!!) rock formations can be found. Since 1996, it has been painstakingly restored, protected, and prepared to help people appreciate our country's biodiversity and to inspire them to protect our environment as [...]

Tinipak River and Pililla Windmills, April 2016

The journey itself will take no more than 30 minutes but that's if you can resist the urge to climb the big limestones and pose for pictures

Day Hike to Mt. Balagbag

An easy Sunday climb to one of Sierra Madre's peaks

Trekking in Pico De Loro

This "beginner's peak" is a must-visit for its beautiful views and the monolith experience.

Mountaineers are not very superstitious people

Still from my Nepal notes. An anecdote that didn't make it to my final drafts. Mountaineers are not very superstitious people. At least not in the traditional way that other athletes are, with their lucky socks, best shoes, fortuitous days, or pre-game rituals. Henry, a longtime member of the UP Mountaineers, is telling me this, [...]