Sunday - July 14, 2013
As we're cruising our way to Brgy. Janosa, with the lake so calm, and the sky so blue, I'm pretty sure, another great hike at Mt. Tagapo is looming.
|Mt. Tagapo as seen from the boat bound for Brgy. Janosa.|
|clouded Mt. Makiling|
|a display of numerous fish pen, the primary source of living in the area.|
It was over a year that I took the same adventure, but memories from that solo hike kept flashing back in my head, so fresh as if it just happened yesterday.
|start off the hike in this flat terrain lined with groves of bamboo|
|past the giant mango tree, ascent will begin. nakakahingal|
It was after an hour or so that we finally reached the familiar grassland of the mountain.
|Teletubby land of Mt. Tagapo|
|can't handle the heat?|
At 11:25 before noon, we reached the top. There we saw a full 360 view of Laguna lake, with, of course, the nearby mountains such us Makiling, Malipunyo (SW), Banahaw, Kalisungan (S), and Sembrano (E). Faint buildings of Metro Manila were also visible.
|Laguna Lake, fish pens and clouded Mt. Banahaw|
|One group photo at the summit|
|since it's pretty hot outside, we opted to stay under the shade of the tree|
|gagawin ang lahat para lang sa photo ops|
|Batang Lakwatsero ninja style.|
Another fun hiking experience! woohoo. Thanks to all who joined me in this hike.