August 17, 2014
Major jump-off: Brgy. Hall of Malaya, Pililla
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 3-4 hours
Features: Views of Laguna Lake and Southern Tagalog mountains
"The mountain is calling so we must go"
Climbing is just something I can't resist, and my climbing buddies thatI can't refuse.
I planned to climb Mt. Sembrano with Team Paasa of course, I did not expect that some of them will back out so what happened was, we were just three in this climb.
Meet-up place was at EDSA crossing, we took Jeep to (Tanay, Rizal) fare is 58Php and another jeep going to the jump off (Malaya, Pililia) for 23php . Registration is 20 php.
We had our lunch first before we start trekking, there were available "kainan" there.
I never like climbing with a tour guide, unless it is really required! so if you wanna climb with me, do not expect a tour guide. hahah. I enjoy getting lost.
So we got lost. hahah. after a long walk we were no longer able to see a way! then locals told us that we took a wrong way!
By the power of asking the right direction, finally we already reached the Manggahan Falls,
Because we thought that the weather was good and it was pretty hot, we decided to spend our lunch at the falls and did swimming!
However we were wrong! after we exploring the levels of falls, took pictures and got enough rest, there it was, the rain came :(
We hastily continued our trek to the summit with the heavy rain, we do not have raincoat, thanks to my umbrella, or else all my stuff will be so so wet.