Sunday - September 30, 2012
Mt. Romelo is a mountain very accessible from Manila through Raymond Bus Line, ang bukod tanging bus na dumadaan sa jump-off ng Mt. Romelo. From its terminal in Legarda Street, we traveled for about 2.5 hours (P109.00) to its jump-off in KIA3 Restaurant (aka Trois) via the winding roads of Rizal Province.
|bus ride to Siniloan, Laguna via Manila East Road|
|Just tell Raymond bus to drop you at Buruwisan Falls, you'll know you're on the right place if you see this resto. Also take note that Mt. Romelo and its waterfalls are part of Siniloan and not the nearby town of Famy.|
|There were a number of huts along the trail, all of which were selling refreshments like buko juice, ice candy and cold soft drinks.|
|towards the summit|
|summit of Mt. Romelo, an open grassy area.|
|some may opt to ride a horse on their way to the falls. may bayad nga lang na P500|
|the trail is also very slippery, extra care s needed|
|people who enjoys rappelling activity would certainly love this place.|
|photo from Mam Aleli.|
river trekking towards Batya-batya Falls
Since it was only a day hike, our time there was very limited. At 03:00 PM we decided to march back to the jump-off, it took us only about an hour to descend Mt. Romelo.
It was a fun petiks climb for me, and I met three hiking bloggers on this hike: Macpol of www.weekendsidetrip.com, Mina of manongunyol.blogspot.com, and Tin of nagbabasangpinoy.wordpress.com.
22nd mountain success!