Apr 29, 2014

We Conquered Mt. Batulao!

Nasugbu, Batangas

Jump-off point: Evercrest Golf Course, Nasugbu
LLA: 14.0408 N 120.8011 E 811 MASL
Days required: 1 day
Hours to summit: 2-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb
Difficulty: 4/9
Trail class: 3 with 60-70 degrees assault

Recommended as a mountain climbing destination for day hikers and beginner backpackers, Mt. Batulao's name was derived from “Bato sa Ilaw”. It is due to the scene every end of the year wherein the sun sets between its two peaks, forming a brilliant image of rocks.

We choose to take the old trail on our climb to the summit and do a traverse through the new trail.

Our Itineraries:

0800 ETD Valero Street, Makati City
1030 Arrived at Evercrest.
1045 Started hike.
1100 Arrived at Fork. Took the old trail (left, descending trail).
1120 Arrived at Camp 1. Paid the dayhike registration fee of P20. Had our lunch.
1345 Arrived at summit. Rested for a while. Enjoyed mountain dew sold at the summit. Took pictures.
1415 Started descent via new trail.
1530 Arrived and registered at the new trail campsite.
1700 Arrived at jump-off.
1730 ETD Evercrest
2030 ETA Makati City
Travel Date: February 15, 2014

Welcome to Nasugbu, Batangas!

Camp 1 marker.

The pack of climber wannabees (that's us!).

I conquered Mt. Batulao!