Mt.Batolusong

Mt.Batolusong with Malaya IOG-
Mt.Batolusong with Malaya IOG-

MT. BATOLUSONG – May 16, 2015

Tanay, Rizal

Major jumpoff: Brgy. San Andres, Tanay, Rizal*
LLA: 645 MASL / 780 MASL
Days required / Hours to destination: 1 day /1.5h (Mapatag)
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Grassland slopes, views of Laguna, Rizal, and Quezon
Saturday morning after shift, we decided to join Malaya day hike to Mt.Batolusong.
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Jumpoff- Barangay San Andres

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Introduce your self –  my first hike with Malaya IOG, I invited my friend Alexis to join me with this hike.At exactly 11:45 am,we start the trek to Mt.Batolusong, imagine walking under the sun, and the trail was hard than expected.There are two water sources along the way up to mapatag , Cellphone signal is present in Mapatag but not in the trail head or most parts of the trail.

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water source along the trail

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Mapatag Plateau (645m) can be the final endpoint of the hike; it is a grassland slope that serves as a scenic viewpoint and a possible campsite.
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my friend alexis

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second selfie with kuya dan

Picnic ba kamo????

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the water was cold- I wish i can explore whats inside..

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It was a wonderful experience, and fun bonding moment with Alexis, Plus meeting new friends ! Happy Weekend

– How to get there –

 From Manila (i.e. Cubao) head to Antipolo City, particularly to the Cogeo Gate 2 terminal. The Cogeo Gate 2 jeepney is the same jeep that hikers take to Mt. Irid. Get off at ‘Batangas’ junction where there is an entrance arch for Brgy. San Andres. Take a habal-habal to the barangay .

0700 Big R Cainta
1100 Brgy. San Andres
1145 Start trek
1330 Arrival at Duhatan Ridge (590m)
1500 Start descent
1600 Sangab Cave
1800 back to Manila
end of event
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