Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Pico de Loro (664+)


PICO DE LORO
Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas 
Major jump-off: Magnetic Hill, Ternate, Cavite
Minor jump-off: Ternate-Nasugbu Highway, Nasugbu, Batangas
LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Distinctive spire at the summit, forests, scenic views of Cavite
Last updated: February 9, 2014

BACKGROUND
Centuries ago, the Spaniards aboard their galleons to Manila Bay noticed the form of a giant parrot, perched in the forested mountains in Cavite. They named it "Pico de Loro" - "Parrot's Peak" Today, mountaineers who visit Pico de Loro discover that it is as enchanting as its name. High on Cavite's highest point, they could behold the rocky tower that the Spanish sailors once saw as the parrot's beak, and they could gaze towards South China Sea where the galleons once sailed, all the way to the historic island fort of Corregidor. Gusts of sea breeze reach the peak, refreshing hikers after a four-hour climb. The peak's rocky outcropping is dramatic, and sharply contrasts with the plains of Cavite and the waters of South China Sea.

Such an experience is only the highlight of a trip to Pico de Loro, which is located on a DENR Protected Area. Nestled near the beaches of Cavite such as Puerto Azul and Caylabne, it is actually part of a small mountain range known as Mt. Palay-Palay. Readily accessible by bus from Manila, Pico de Loro has gained fame as a perfect weekend getaway. Even during the dry season, its forests protect hikers from the sun. Sometimes you can even chance upon exotic birds and monkeys along the trail.

The trail can be divided into two parts: the first is a gradual hike to the Basecamp 1 and beyond. The midpoint is a small rest/shaded area called Alibangbang. The second part is a steeper hike on a pleasant forest, leading all the way to the summit (there is a final, five-minute assault up). Prior to the summit, you will encounter the Summit Campsite surrounded by bamboos and some nice trees. There is also a part of the campsite that is part of a ridge that overlooks the summit.

From the summit, there is an opportunity to scale the Parrot's Beak, which is the centerpiece of the views at the top. This is a five-minute descent-then-ascent, then a brief scramble that can be dangerous (see 'Special concerns').

On rainy days, instead of the aforementioned views, you will experience a serene windscape: of clouds surging past you, and tiny rain particles brushing across your face like a massage.

At least two waterfalls are located near the trails leading to Pico de Loro. One is past the Basecamp 1 (this is the more popular one) whereas the other is before it, near the Maragondon trail. They are best visited during the rainy season.

The option to go down via Nasugbu, Batangas, is increasingly used, and is now made easier with the Ternate-Nasugbu Highway, which cuts the trail for 30-60 minutes. From this highway, a jeepney can pick you up or you can hitch a ride to Nasugbu, where one can easily take a bus to Manila.

In all, Pico de Loro is one of the nicest dayhikes from Manila, with friendly trails and beautiful views. Highly recommended!

ITINERARIES

DAYHIKE
0400 Board bus at Coastal Mall Terminal to Ternate (P82)
0700 ETA Ternate. Rent jeepney or tricycle to jumpoff
0745 ETA DENR / jump-off point. (P25 registration)
0800 Start trek. Note that jump-off point is 4 minutes' walk away from DENR.
0845 ETA rest station, Basecamp 1 
1130 ETA summit. Lunch.
From this point, take either Option A (Backtrail) or B (Traverse)

Option A: Backtrail to Ternate
1230 start descent to Magnetic Hill
1530 ETA jump-off point.
1600 Back at DENR; take jeepney to Ternate then take bus back to Manila
1900 ETA Manila.

Option B: Traverse to Nasugbu
1230 start descent to Nasugbu-Ternate Highway
1530 ETA Nasugbu-Ternate Highway.
1700 Arrival in Nasugbu. Dinner. Bus terminal is near Jolibee.
2100 ETA Manila.

PRACTICALITIES: PICO DE LORO
Transportation
Public (1) Bus, Coastal Mall to Ternate terminal [P82, 1.5 hours]
(2) Tricycle or jeep, Ternate terminal to DENR trailhead [P250/way for trike]
Alternatively: Take Lucena-bound bus to Candelaria, Quezon, Supreme bus to San Juan, then take (3).
Private:  Take CAVITEX or Aguinaldo Highway all the way to Naic, Cavite, then follow the way to Naic, then follow the signs to Puerto Azul, go past the resort, and park at the DENR Outpost you can see on the left. Parking space is available at the outpost. 
Registration
Logbook at trailhead; P25 fee
Logbook at campsite: P20 or voluntary donation (note: not officially sanctioned by DENR)
Not readily available; not required
Jeep Rental - 09175956140
Campsites
'Basecamp 1' (>15 tents) and at the base of the summit (>15 tents)
Water sources
At Basecamp 1 (strong) and at view deck near campsite (weak) 
Cellphone signal
Present in most parts of the trail but can be weak at the summit 
River crossings
None
Roped segments
None
None
None
Rattan
None
Hiking notes 
Going back on the Ternate trail from the summit, there is one very confusing fork after you've passed Basecamp 1. After 10 minutes, the main path leads to Maragondon. The proper way to the Magnetic Hill is an elevated trail to the left; it is marked with a trail sign but it is concealed so watch out for it on your way back. The rough road, if you follow it through, ends in a landfill in Maragondon.

Climbing Parrot's Beak: The tower at Pico de Loro, known as the "Parrot's Beak", may be scaled but do so only if you have enough skill and experience. There has been at least one case of an injury, in the mid-2000s, of a female climber who got injured while descending from the rock face. As of May 2011, the ropes in place are of doubtful strength; climbers are advised not to rely on the ropes. Bringing your own rope, applying rock climbing principles, and avoiding the Parrot's Beak when it's wet, are recommended.

Visiting the Waterfalls. The Pico de Loro Waterfalls can be a disappointing sight during dry season, but it can be a nice attraction. Warning though, there have been two injuries attributed to a visit to this waterfalls; be careful (the steps are slippery, and the water is shallower than you may think).
Sidetrips
Nasugbu beach for those traversing; those going in the regular trail can explore Maragondon for Mt. Buntis and Nagpatong.
Alternate trails
Traversing to Nasugbu: To find the trail to Nasugubu, go to the Parrot's Beak, and take the downward trail on the right before the rocks at the base of the Beak. Take note that the Nasugbu Trail has two variants, a shorter one that ends in the highway, and longer one that leads to a coastal barangay (Brgy. Looc). There is a fork somewhere in the trail, take the right trail for the shorter route, and the left one for the longer.
Yes (3-4 hours to summit; 2 hours down for both regular and traverse routes)
740-1040

PICO DE LORO PICTURES
At the Parrot's Beak (May 2011).

At the Parrot's Beak (Feb 2009).

After an ascent up the forests, bamboo groves are a sign that the summit is near.

Group picture in the Waterfalls. Take note that there can be a dearth of water during the dry season.

TRIVIA
Emilio Aguinaldo, in May 1897 originally recommended that Andres Bonifacio be banished to Pico de Loro. He was overruled by his generals, who instead recommended Bonifacio to be executed in Mt. Tala. This goes to prove that the name Pico de Loro was around before Spanish times, and places a historical significance to the mountain.

THE BLOGGER'S CLIMBS IN PICO DE LORO

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jjayjjay said...

good day sir gid, we would like to climb pico this coming sat. how much does it cost if we rent a jeep from ternate to magnetic hill?

thanks sir gid.

domengzhu said...

1 of the cleanest mountain i'd climb
wag lang sa reg ska sa camp ha
if u want to climb from ternate,better early,libre sakay dun sa truck ng militar papuntang caylabne..as experience,going down,we walk from summit to saulog bus terminal by foot..masaya naman..way back 06!!

Anonymous said...

was here last weekend with my wife and some friends. not the best weather, but was worth it. we did not appreciate the view/but the traverse(ternate-nasugbu) was straight forward. thank God there were no swollen rivers or really challenging obstacles. we were not able to drop of at the DENR office since we arrived there almost 6PM saturday(night trek, paid registration at the kubo. jeepney from Maragondon to jump-off is 500. Jeepney from brgy papaya to nasugbu(18kms) is 800 for 6 of us.
Thanks sir gideon for the information. Peak to Nasugbu side, 3hrs+. Trail is fine, slippery when wet.

lloyd

gideon said...

@lloyd, thanks for the infos regarding transpo costs! thankfully you were kept safe on that fateful, stormy weekend. i havent done the nasugbu myself and would like to try it as a ter nate-nasugbu daytrip as well.

jasper_dlsu_d said...

good day sir,i just wanna ask, do wd need a reservation first before climbing pico? is it open for all?

Anonymous said...

sir,can guides be arranged at the registration? we went there last may and we took the ternate trail and went down the same way,we did'nt have a guide. but the next time we go there we plan to take the nasugbu trail going down. so i think we might need a guide to do this. thanks.

Anonymous said...

we actually did a traverse during the height of 'Frank'(not a very good idea), we did not have a guide, the trail was somewhat clear. that's what our lead said. slippery when wet, but generally straight forward. from the peak to the road on nasugbu side took us 2.45hrs, more or less. the jeep from that barangay to nasugbu is 800. There were 6 of us on that run. Maragondon to jump off was 500, i think for the jeep.

Lloyd

jepoy said...

sir ask ko lng if mgakano ang rent ng jip papuntang magnetic hill from ternate?

gideon said...

to answer your pico de loro questions:

(1) no reservation needed for pico de loro. usually only major climbs require reservations, esp. those managed by DENR

(2) as for guides; you can arrange among the locals but as far a i know there is no organized guide service. and if you ask them to take you to nasugbu, you will have to arrange how to get them back to ternate - usu. this means extra cash.

(3) as sir lloyd said, jeep is around 500 from maragondon to magnetic hill. with the changing oil prices, however, it always helps to allot extras.

thanks for the continuing updates!

Anonymous said...

Good dai. Hope the weather this Aug.16-17 hopefully 'till the 18th would be nice... Sana maganda weather.... or kahit hindi basta alang bagyo, para ma experience ng mga first timers ang wet weather. Hope narin na the insects would be friendlier a bit.. heeheehee

Mountaineers and first timers, Guests from UE Manila will be there... Hope you could be there as well sir Gideon.

-Maj

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir,
I am bringing some of the SPiMC new members up Pico this coming 23-24. Would you have any contact details of any of the jeep operators/drivers who can assist us in Ternate and Nasugbu? Please advise.
Thank you and more power to you and your site! Great source of information!
-Pia
SPiMC Officer
mprmanzano@yahoo.com

Edwin Karganilla said...

@Maj:

Will be there too on the 16th. Maybe we can collaborate. You can sms me at 0928-5067002.

Thanks,
edwink

Rastaman said...

good day sir, just came back from pico. wet na wet ang panahon nung pumunta kami, but it was exciting. it's really a straight forward climb with i think only 1 cardiac part, the one going up back to ternate on the fork going to maragondon... it was fun... we will be back..

Anonymous said...

Hello, We are planning to go up Pico de Loro this weekend. Most of my climb buddies will be coming from Alabang area. Is there a bus station there that heads to Ternate, instead of going the opposite way to Lawton bus terminal? Thanks - Grfxmn

Anonymous said...

Hello, We are planning to go to Pico de Loro this weekend. Most of my climb buddies are from Alabang area. Is there a bus from there heading to Tarnate? Thanks- Grfxmn

gideon said...

since the alabang-zapote road connects to cavite, then there must almost certainly be trips leading to the aguinaldo highway. i dont know though if anything leads straight to ternate - u may have to take two rides.

Anonymous said...

hi sir, were planning to visit pico dis weekend but i just want to ask if there are any updates on cutad beach...? because the last i was there locals told me that it was close.. and also if cud recommed other side trips after the climb we would appericate it.. thank you so much sir..

Anonymous said...

Hi sir Gideon okay lang po ba kung magdadala kami ng sarili namng car from manila hangang jump-off? thanks sir

gideon said...

yes,you can park your vehicle at the denr

Anonymous said...

Hi sir Gideon kakagaling lang po namin kanina Pico, P20 na po ang registration sa DENR and P20 na din dun sa 2nd registration, tska sir sobrang dami pong mga trash bags tska mga kalat sa camping site, if you want I can send you the pictures para makita mo po ung itsura ng mga basura, sana sir magawan to ng paraan.

Anonymous said...

Hi sir Gideon... same here nanggaling din poh ako kahapon sa Pico... waaaaah grabeh super dami ng basura nah nagkalat sa daa especially on the way to the campsite and the campsite itself... mayrun pang mga 5 liters ng la2gyan ng water, as in super dami talga...

we did a traverse from maragondon to nasugbu, whaaaa walang mapili, as in kalat2 ang basura...

I'm just lucky that I had brought with me 1 trash bag, kahit pa2no nakapag bawas ng basura sa bundok, but to my estimates mga 5-8 trash bags nah XL ang kelangan to clean it all...

sa aakyat ng Pico please do bring a trash bag...

Anonymous said...

sir/ma'am 081101/02 grupo namin ST-NXP moutaineer galing dun at grabe ang view!!! "alter and tamper"
1:Trash on trail/campsite lalo na sa kawayanan
2:Vandalism(markings on rock face/walls)

Kasama ko nga 9yrsold kung anak na lalaki "sabi bakit maraming nakasulat sa bato? sabi ko trace yan ng mga umakyat ng walang asal/disiplina...sementeryo tignan sa taas ng rockies!!!takot ako sa mga nakasulat hindi sa taas at lula ng peak!!!
"NOON AT NGAYUN NG PICO"1998'99
NOON wala pa yung DENRstation signboard lang! jumpoff trek kagad!
NGAYUN meron DENRstation na at malayo lakarin from DENR to jumpoff lakad sa kalsada bago bundok...
NOON sa old trail mas madali dumaan kasi 45mins lang ang dadanasin mong hirap paakyat ng peak trail water lang load mo for sunrise/set view...
NGAYUN fullpackload way up sa new trail ang dala mo (firsttime ko dumaan dun) parang major climb to campsite...
NOON sa paanan oldcampsite my water source pwede ng inumin pero kung maarte ka dapat may PURITABS ka ihalo mo lang sa 1.5ltrs water pwede ng inumin...
NGAYUN sa taas campsite may gumagawa ng watersource malapit sa cliff, patak patak ang tulo...downtime!!!
NOON pag nag traverse ka punta hamilo/papaya/kutad beach pag holiweek sobra init maglalakad sa napakahabang roughroad tabing bukid punta sa nag iisang tindahan...
NGAYUN sementado na hangang nasugbo!!!lupet no?
NOON papaya/kutad beach ay pili ka lang kng san mag beach overnyt maligo sa dagat...sa kutad ko na meet in person si doc aga mulach may pic's pa kasama ang SMOG, hindi ka sisitahin ng sekyu/caretaker kasi ok lang
NGAYUN papaya/kutad beach eh PICO DE LORO COVE na pag aari ni sir ----- -- ng SM
NOON cavite traverse nasugbo bangka sasakyan mo
NGAYUN pwedeng jip o bangka kasi abot na dun ang sememtadong kalsada galing nasugbo kasi maraming private resort pang mayaman lang
NOON konti lang basura at sulat sa bato
NGAYUN akyat ka para makita mo...

noli po ng SMOG/ST-NXP mountaineer

+++++++++++++++++LEAVE NO TRACE+++++++++++++++++

Anonymous said...

I agree with u sir / maam... Madami pah din talga ang mga taong hindi nag pra2ctice ng LNT...

hmmmm, kayo cguro yung nakasalubong koh sir/maam... which one yung anak niyo dun, d little boy or little gurl...

chet said...

sir noli kayo ba yung nakasabay namin mag camp nung Nove. 8 yung may anak na bibo na raven yung name? ^_^ nakapaguwi kami ng 1 malaking plastic bag ng basura pababa, at marami na nga talagang rock markings na dapat hindi ginagawa. nakaexperience din kami ng mga misleading na signs on our way up and we did managed to remove them for the sake of other mountaineers, kaya lang kami yung naligaw hehe. dumami na kasi yung mga forks kaya nakakalito na yung trail. nagrent kami ng tryke for 150 each from maragondon public market and mabait naman yung mga driver hinatid kami sa jump off na meron narin dung denr personnel na naniningil ng bayad. all in all malinis pa rin naman ang pico except for the base camp, saka napansin ko ang daming umakyat nung weekends...pababa na kami may nakasalubong pa kaming 4 groups of atleast 8 persons na paakyat.

Anonymous said...

sir/ma'am noli po ito ulit, last nov01/02 po kami galing pico, mga nakasabay namin mag taga quezon city at dasma mountaineer, c little niel name ng anak ko 9yrs old, kami din naligaw pero maganda naman kasi miss ko na rin ang nighttrek!!!may cr dun malapit sa campsite na ginwang basurahan...to all mountaineer baka isang araw isarado ang pico for general 5's!!!clean up!!!

Anonymous said...

yes maam / sir chet kami nga yung nakasalubong niyo sa climb... nasa 14 kami lahat, tamah kah ang daming misleadeang trails... half of us had traverse and half did not make the traverse, kaya ayun sa summit nah lang kami nag reunited... I'll send later a link oh photos with vandals... forgot to take pictures of the mountains...

appeaar tayo sir/mam chet, isang trash bah din dala koh pauwi...

ezra

Anonymous said...

sir...khit po ba d na kmi mghire ng guide paakyat
malinaw nmn po kaya yung trail ?

thanks...

aakyat po kc kmi ngaung nov 22 onwards

Anonymous said...

sir it's not advisable nah wlang guide, atleast kahit pa2no having guide help the community also in a way...

It's better to be sure than never, as mentioned by two groups they have been misleaded by some forks on their climb and even half of our group had never made the traverse...

but for my own opinion, there are some instances that the trail marks are not clear, especially during traverse... perhaps climbing from maragondon is still a good trail... pero kung traverse ur surely be lost, especially if you have quite big distances...

ezra

Anonymous said...

Vandalism --- > http://agarcera.multiply.com/photos/album/42#144

I forgot to take pictures of the trash on the campsite...

sir and maam climbers of November 22, please take a photo of the garbage and post it here so that others will be alarmed also...

Have a nice trip...

ezra

Anonymous said...

Hi mga sir and mam I have the photos of the trash dun malapit sa campsite, tama po ang lahat nakakaligaw nga ung mga trails, meron po kaming inakyatan sobrang tarik nung inakyat namin tska hindi po biro ung daan, sobrang dami ding fork nakakalito ung trail sana maayos tong problema na to! btw Nov 8. po pala kami umakyat!

Anonymous said...

Hello Maam/Sir...

November 8 din poh kami ng umaga umakayat, day hike lang.../ ahmmm ur the group from kalay...? can u send meh also the pix...? I'll add it up also on my multiply... I wasn't able to take photos of it kasi I haven't have camera with meh, and yung kasama koh kasi sah iabng way sila nakadaan kaya di koh nah nabakikan pra kunan ng pictures....


bluishcookies0512@yahoo.com --- ezra

Perhpas well climb there again on December with more trash bags.. sn nga lang ma2loy...

gideon said...

is there anyone who took pictures of the garbage in pico de loro? being able to show them to all concerned would be a very good visual message to highlight the environmental concern over this mountain.

thanks guys for your messages; i am discussing pico de loro with some mountaineering clubs. let me know if you have ideas and suggestions on how the mountaineering community should deal with this.

gid

Anonymous said...

Sir Gideon meron po akong pics nga mga garbage sa Pico nung Nov. 8 kami umakyat!

Anonymous said...

Sir Gideon,

aakyat kami ng pico ngayong sabado (nob 15-16,2008). Kukuhaan ko na din ng mga litrato yung basura. Pinagdadala ko na din yung mga kasama ko ng mga sisidlang pambasura para makakolekta na din ng basura na maibababa. kanino ba namin ibibigay yung mga makokolekta namin kung sakali. Ternate - Nasugbu ang trail namin.

Salamat ng marami.

- Sikalaw

Anonymous said...

sir gid

send ko sau link ng pics, ill get some dis 15-16 akyat din kme...thanks...

gideon said...

thanks, please email your pictures at info@pinoymountaineer.com. send me also your details and the name of your mountaineering club so we can make proper acknowledgment.

Anonymous said...

Hi sir Gid nasend ko na po yung dalawang pics sa mail. - "Explore Luzon Group"

Anonymous said...

Wala pa kami group name na matino eh.
Ipapadala ko na lang yung mga litrato. Saan namin uli iiwan yung mga basura?
- Sikalaw.

Anonymous said...

Good AM Sikalaw

kung mag traverse kayo ng Ternate to Nasugbu, no choice poh talaga kayo sir kundi dalhin ang basura sa nearest nah garbage area collection ng nasugbu... Perhaps alam naman cguro ng driver kung asan yung pwede niyo madaanan nah garbage area, tapoz walang alam sir, hanap kayo ng ibang jeep... jejejeje

or di kaya sir ask permission nah lang kayo sa nasugbu denr office nah dun nah lang iwan sa office nila, sah backyard nila... atleast in a way mah document din nila yung extent ng abuse sa pico de loro...
ezra

Anonymous said...

Hi sir Gidz

...thanks guys for your messages; i am discussing pico de loro with some mountaineering clubs. let me know if you have ideas and suggestions on how the mountaineering community should deal with this...

Cguro sir since Pico De Loro is becoming also a popular dampsite of some mountaineer;s perhaps we can also ask permission from the DENR kung okz lang nah eh temporarily close ang Pico until the end of 2008 then open up agen sa 2009... Atleast para mah feel din ng mga ibang climbers nah who doens't practice LNT kung what yung naging outcome ng ginawa nila...

Tapoz cguro pwede din maglagay ng big trash bags sa campsite pra kung mayrun pah rin matigas ang ulo, atleast di nah xa mag tapon2 kahit saan, cguro dag2 payment nah lang sa nga maintain ng trail pra sila nah din mag ba2 ng garbage dun sa mga matigas ang ulo... pero i think it's not a good idea, kasi nga poh dibah dapat bring ur own garbage ikah nga...

cguro the best way to protect mountains nah lang talaga eh maging strict yung denr and naga maintain ng trail, and dapat for every group of 3 persons may trash bags sila, din yung bantay ng jumpoff will check the trash bags before kung mayrun sila dila, pag wla di pwede mag climb din pag ba2 naman eh check xa ulit, atleast in a way yung matigas ang ulo nah climber medyo kahit pa2no mahi2ya nah din yun nah wlang basura ang trash bag niya, kasi imposible naman wla maging garbage ang group of 3...


pero cguro the best way dapat lahat ng pa2nik sa bundok eh naka LNT nah xa, prang samg driver dapat may license kung mag drive...

but still these are just my imagination, anyone can comment to it...

Pwede din cguro nah yung lahat ng climbers eh talgang naka register with complete details... name, contact number and name of group... tapoz after ng climb, yung naga maintain ng trail sana naman he will spend time to check the mountain to see kung may sakaling traces yung mga climber din pag mayrun automatic eh band sila or suspend sila sa climbing activities.... in short lahat ng groups eh dapat eh register sa denr or any government sector nah mag maintain ng policy on mountain climbs...


BTW: as the song goes "anak ng pasig naman kayo, kalat doon kalat d2".... sna in the near futrue wag naman palitan ng pico de loro ang maculot or banahaw and especially ang pasig river sa line ng kantah...

baka maya maging "anak ng pico de loro naman kyo, kalat doon, kalat d2"


...ezra...

Anonymous said...

Hello sir Gidz...

Some thoughts from some Mountaineers'... Hope it can help...

http://agarcera.multiply.com/journal/item/61/Anak_ng_Pico_de_Loro_naman_kayo_kalat_doon_kalat_dito...

ezra

rein said...

hello po. anyone wholl climb pico de loro this coming december? pwede po makisabay?
i can not consider myself a moutnaineer (yet) but i do wish to be one :D
if anyone who'll have a heart to include me in one of his/her climbs please email me at rein1911@gmail.com

your invitation will be one of my greatest birthday gift this week :D
thanks again.

Anonymous said...

for those any group would like to climb pico i can arange jeepney vice versa depende na lang kung wat time nyo gusto pasundo, destination from manggahan to DENR(magnetic) u can contact me regarding this matter 09278282122, at para naman sa mahal na pico de loro, linisin kaya natin sir gids invite ka ng ibang grupo na willing linisin at ayusin ang trail at basura then sarado muna tll the end of 2008 jan an ulet buksan, suhestyon lang naman poh. masaya kung marami at madali pa malilinis diba.

Anonymous said...

sir.....

wla po bang mgclilclimb ng nov.22-23
baka pede pong makisabay kc wla po kming ksmang nkkaalam o my possibilities po kea nmin
masundan ang mga trail...?

thanks. poh

Anonymous said...

sir,

yung falls b after the nipa hut on the way lang po ba sa trail? or is there any remark para mapuntahan salamat po....

edge said...

@rein & anonymous,

I think my funclimb na magaganap dis nov29-30
mostly mga tga cavite na ang climber and mga beginners sa pico,kung gus2 nio mg-join sa knla mas mganda.contact mam veron,ayuth,jen from MountainTalk chat below of dis site,just log-in.evryday cla ngcha-chat.

alabok

Anonymous said...

yung falls my signage na papunta dun maghihiwalay ang trail dadaanan nyo yung gate na gawa sa kahoy sa pagkakaalm ko right way yung papuntang falls left naman yung papuntang steep trail to campsite. last na akyat namin di naman kami naligaw kasi my mga gawang signage na medyo malayo lang ang lakaran pero kaya nyo yun,

Anonymous said...

Hello po... first time meh umakyat ng Pico... ahmmm so far okz naman ang trail for meh, maliban lang dun sa gate part mejo akala koh kasi private area xa kaya nag stop meh and wait for my climb buddies and then nung sinabi nila nah pasok lang, ayun nag 2loy nah akoh lakad mag isa...

for the falls naman nasa left side xa kung paakyat kah... don't worry mayrun naman signage nah it tels diz way to falls n diz way to pico...

ezra

Anonymous said...

ezra is correct, right after the wooden gate you will encounter a fork. left side leads to the falls and the right side of the last flat land before entering the steep trail of the forest area of pico. the most confusing part of the ascend is just when you are about to reach the base camp, there's a small clearing with a dead tree with carvings "kiko de loro". from this point the trail looks like it disapeared. be aware and don't take the path above the clearing that leads to the bamboo forest, take the path to right that is marked with a an arrow and the letter "PT" (don't know what it stands for, maybe pico traverse). from there it's just a straight forward path until you reach the fork leading to the summit to the right and the camp site to the left.

-chet

Anonymous said...

Hi Chet....

Always keep right... nyahahaha

ezra

Anonymous said...

ma'am rein i heard 29,30 sa pico next climb nila sir gilbert mam veron, jhen, ayuth...na mention nila kasi yun nung nagmeet kami sa cristobal...noli

Anonymous said...

as chet mention above maintain and keep right on fork trail...mam chet, ezra goodday...

babalik kami dyan next time kasama boss ng barkada na japanese mountaineer din, sa quezon akyat namin sa 29 30, dyan sana sa pico akyat eh may papuntahan yung hapon sa candelaria...
post nalang kung san climb nyo/Mtalk nalang...
noli

Anonymous said...

To all
Legal Basis
Mts. Palay-palay/ Mataas na Gulod National Park was declared as National Park by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1594 dated October 26, 1976. As initial components of NIPAS, it is categorized as Protected Landscape and Seascape under the NIPAS Act of 1992.
Natural Integrated Protected Areas System

Noli

Anonymous said...

kapatid para nyo nang awa... leave no trace paki dala nyo po ang mga basura nyo pababa kawawa ang pico de loro last week puro basura ulit may ilan pang mga mountaineers kuno na nahuli namin na nagtapon ng mga basura please LEAVE NO TRACE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi to all!!!

I'm planning to climb Mt. Palay-Palay early next year, from what i've read from the posts this would be a nice climb with the exception of the trash problem.

Will there be a climb that will be some sort of a clean up drive for the mountain, if yes pleas advise i'd like to join.

- doc -

Anonymous said...

Mga katoto,

Balak po namin tahakin ang Pico sa darating 30-31 ng kasalukuyan buwan, tanong ko lang po kung ano bagong balita tungkol sa Pico? kung puro semento na ba dadaanan, makalat pa rin ba.. Kasi kung madami pa ring basura, at kung ginagawang pribadong lugar ang Pico, iba na lang ang aming tatahakin.
May mga bagong manunubok po kasi kaming kasama at lagi namin sinasabi maganda, masarap akyatin tapos makita nila taliwas sa aming kwento. Karagdagang kaalaman ay syang aming ikagagalak, salamat po..

--Laging tandaan atingng kalikasan ay laging pangalagaan. Dahil sa ating mga Pinoy ito lang ang tanging yaman...--

ann francis said...

i was there last jan. 24, it's good to know na marami pa ring nagmamalasakit kay inang kalikasan pero nakakalungkot din dahil may mga sumisira pa din. may mga naencounter din kaming mga basura. even sa falls madumi.

cavite. be part of the revolution.

Karl of Piknikers Mountaineers said...

hi sir gid, napuntahan din namin pico nakisabit lang kami sa isang group na nag organized.. we are all heavy loaded kasi sabi nga wala daw tubig.. di namin alam na traverse ang IT nila.. pero ok lang naman maganda din yun traverse kaya lang naligaw kami nun inabot ng gabi kasi di na matandaan nun lead yun daan.. buti na lang kahit pano may konti kame skills to look for the trail kaya naibalik naman namin yun group nila sa track.. tapos direcho kami sa beach.. di ko na din natandaan kung ano name nun.. pero ok naman sya dusty lang yun sand.. tapos uwi na kame.. wala ako gano pasalubongflaura & fauna at mga contacts na bago.. pero masaya naman sya.. kasama ko din iba doctors ng phil. orthopedic center.. thanks sir gid.. more power and god bless.. Karl of Piknikers Mountaineers

kerokeropi said...

sir

magkano po ba budget sa pico de loro??

may itineray poh b kau ??

tnx poh..

Anonymous said...

Umakyat kami last Jan31-Feb 1, 2009. Alam ko na po kung bakit makalat ang Pico de Loro, kasi maraming nagpi-field trip, yung iba may kasamang mga bata(kakain ng jelly ace at biscuit tapos itatapon sa trail ang kalat nila)at maraming umaakyat na hindi daw sila hiker...nag camp kasi kasi sa may kawayan, yung isang grupo galing sa campsite na open, yung basura nila nilagay nila sa gilid ng kayawan at sumigaw ng "HINDI NAMAN AKO HIKER EH!" kasi nakatingin kami sa kanila habang iniiwan nila ang basura nila. kawawang Pico de Loro

ann francis said...

sir gid, have you heard about kilangin falls?

gideon said...

this is very unfortunately. hiker or not -- actually by hiking a mountain, they're "hikers" na rin -- EVERYONE should respect nature and follow the rules.

Anonymous said...

sir d ba mahirap akyatin ung rock ng pico de loro?? any need of special equipment???thanks

Anonymous said...

sir need ba ng any equipment (rope, etc) in order to climb the rock of pico???

Anonymous said...

mga sir, been to pico twicw at may tali dun pero di ako umakyat kasi mukhang marupok na at baka mahulog pa ako.. try mo kung may tali ka parang mountain climbing ang dating at dapat may support pero sobrang ingat kayo.. happy climbing!!

Anonymous said...

mga sir totoo po ba na minsan ay hindi pinapayagan mag camp ang mga aakyat dito? may nakapagsabi lang sakin .. thanks

Anonymous said...

Question po...I hope someone can enlighten me on this matter.

In climbing Pico de loro where/who should we pay to… the DENR or the one at the base camp?

The first time I was there it was P10 at the base camp. last Saturday we were there, i was surprised while we were at the magnetic field and was just about to start trekking, we were held by a certain Jinggoy who introduced himself as a representative of DENR and that we have to log at their logbook and pay to him. He showed a DENR I.D. which we later learned from one of the regular camper of Pico de loro that the owner of the I.D. is the head of DENR Trese and the one who collected p20 per head from us was her husband! We registered and pay to him and were told that we are not supposed to pay at the base camp anymore.
We then proceeded as our group mates were way ahead of us already. When we reached the base camp the lady there was insisting that we should pay p20 to her. Which makes p40 to climb pico de loro then... as far as mountaineers are concerned, confusion is one of the issues here. What if one of us just brought enough money as per budget given by the group and cannot spare any additional amount and just stretched his budget to be able to join the climb?

Another thing, still the litter issue. There are a lot of litters on the trail and around the campsite. There are also a lot of vandals! I believe these are eyesores as far as mountaineering community is concerned.

Thanks and regards.

Anonymous said...

Meron po bang magkaclimb ng pico this saturday?baka pwedeng pasabay?

Anonymous said...

km climb km this sat
09172775585

Anonymous said...

see u der sir, may panik din kmi this comming sunday to monday. ingat na lng kau sir ^_^

Anonymous said...

akyat po kami sa Mar. 28-29 - kita-kits. Djire

FUMCI said...

sir gud am! thanks, ur blogs is a great help for us mountaineers. pero one thing i want our fellow mountaineers to know is that we must protect our environment and dapat ntin itong alagaan f we want to preserve the ganda of it. my point here is that we climb pico last weekend and kalungkot isipin na hindi na gaya ng dati lalo na sa campsite. wayback 2007 hindi pa naman ganun but now nagkalat na mga ginamit sa bonfire, mga lata, bote lahat na yata ng klase ng basura may BMC naman for mountaineers para sa outdoor ethics, pero nangyayari pa rin ang ganito ..hay kalungkot talaga isipinna ung mga iba eh wala na talagang pakialam kung nasisisra na nila ang ating mother nature..

UPLB Mountaineers said...

sir, gud am. if i may add (though it's not really mountaineering related):

for groups who wish to have additional fun activity and maximizing their travel to ternate cavite, after descending they can go to the marine base just a few kilometers from the denr office. they have a nice beach there with really cheap entrance fee. not endorsing, just suggesting.

p.s: LEAVE NO TRACE at pico de loro! our organization just had our climb there last weekend, and the vandalism and trash were literally everywhere.

tony said...

just arrived from pico few hours ago... maganda ang place... nakakadismaya lang kasi sa campsite sa taas... napakaraming basura.... nakakalungkot... kapag napabayaan lalo... baka magkaroon na ng panibagong mound sa "tuka ng pico".. yari sa basura...

xave said...

Sir Gideon, my co-mountaineers & i climb Pico,last April 4 & 5 2009, although it's ecosystem still looks good,wild boar still roams the forest of Mt.Palay-palay some butterflies also, the only bad thing is that some of the climbers & even the locals vandalize & throw trashes along the way up to the camp site, i hope that some of my fellow mountaineers that cares for the life of our mountains, help clean the trashes that others left behind, when we descended from Mt.Palay palay i think we had two big black bags full of trash, "ACT NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE"

one more concern:
we paid 20 pesos at the DENR- it's ok because it's a must.
but after walking 30 minutes more my group & i arrived at the first stop over, the care taker collected again 20 pesos each, (what?) we ask why, the person answered with an arrogant attitude, all of you passing here should pay us because i'm the one responsible with the cleaning of this mountain & so we paid, but what the heck he was lying because what he says is not true because we saw the trash, trash & more trash. My group & i informed Manang at the DENR she told us that a proper action to her boss will be made to stop the wrong doing's of that person. Anyway GOOD & BAD karma is at hand :)

xavier rancap (online activies GREENPEACE)

Anonymous said...

ma'am/sir. t0n po ulit.
akyat po ako dto fist week ng may.. siguro mga 1 napo un.. pwede po makisabit..
09165544406
thnx ulit sa site na toh sir. gideon.
successful ung traverse namin sa maculot last april 9 to 11.
Godbless to all.

Anonymous said...

akyat din po kami dito on May 2 traverse Nasugbu. Kailangan pa po ba dito ng Guide?

Anonymous said...

To all concerned na mga mountaineers at hindi:
1.Huwag magdadala gaano na magiging basura lng pagdating dun.(Practice the compact food/beverages system in single recycleble/packable storage.. emptyplasticbottle/wrappers are not allowed to be brought in the mountains esp to those without consent in going there)
2.Vandalism... back to basics of being a caveman. Ideal for culture remake for filipinos who learn to read and write in its very formative era.. in its own very terifying way. The lack of being recognize as a person and its fullfilment.. maraming mountaineers na ganyan.

Asa na lang sa bente bente na singil(2x)?- problema na lang nila un?..(Sana pagbutihin ng DENR ang orientation(meron ba?)). One major National Park in the U.S. marks 1,000,000 violation park rules every year alone. Government clean. Citizen pay fees and taxes not using/passing/been to the park. That matters..very clear. Filipinos are worth climbing for..Lets Clean!!! Grab a bag of trash when you get down..at ibigay dun sa naniningil na BENTE BENTE.

-ren
Freeclimbers Society of the Asia
Davao Base

bitoks said...

hello to all mountaineers,

I've been to Pico De loro last march with my friends. Our first night at the camp site, we made a bonfire along the camp site but before we sleep, we sure that no single glowing coal on that area, i dig a small hole on the ground and place the remaining coal and i cover it with the sand. we sure that it cannot start a fire on the grassland while we are sleeping.

question:
making a bonfire at the mountain, is this prohibited? I'm not a professional mountaineer and i have a lot of things to learn before i become one.


ma'am/sir ren, i saw the picture about the environmental alert on pico. the grass along the cliff, is that burned?

Anonymous said...

Sir / Maam

Grabe po talaga ang basura saka vandalism ngayon sa pico de loro.. umakyat po kami dun last holy week! kami po yung sumita dun sa mga nag bobonfire malapit sa cliff.

GSMTREKKERS

Donny said...

@ bitok - bawal na po yun. kase mag iiwan parin ng bakas yun sa bundok. leave no trace nga po dba. attend po kayo ng BMC pra mka dagdag po sa ating kaalaman. cheers

-Donny

bitoks said...

@ sir donny
i know na po sir, btw thanx po sa info and BMC stand for what sir and when, where ko po malalaman ang mga sched ng meetings?

thanks again sir. cheers ^_^

Marz said...

i just came from here. ok nman.. medyo may mga kalat nga lang..(dun sa area just before goin to the summit, may parang hukay na may mga bote and stuffs)... yung burned area wala na, tinaniman na ng grass..

salamat sa mga nagsama sakin.. halu-halong pipol from baguio and pangasinan and manila.

i think it was bulusok team.. parati raw kasing nabulusok hehehe.. ngayon busilak team na sila hehehe..

tanong ko lang, bakit dawala ang binabayaran? isa sa DENR at isa sa "kubo"? so more or less 40 pesos lahat.

Anonymous said...

thanks mam Marz, this is tope of Bulusok team from Fiest Mountaineers and my other friends from AJAX Mountaineers.. first time ko rin sa pico kahit inulan kami paakyat 7.30pm na nakapag pitch ng tent, enjoy naman ang umaga kasi sulit sa sikat ng araw. salamat sa lahat ng pmnta lalo na sa mga Free Lunch. see you soon

Anonymous said...

sir en maam!tanong ko lang kung magkano aabutin ung budget dito kapag umakyat po?
we're planning to climb her( pico de loro) this coming may or maybe sa pasukan...sir gideon pls answer this tenx?!your reply is badly needed sir/ maam!


ochock Team T.I.R.I.K

bitoks said...

@ ochok

if kng mang gagaling po kau ng manila take saulog bus going ternate 80+ pa drop na po kau sa saulog ternate station. then u can rent a tricycle going to DENR 70-100/person po. mejo mahal kc malayo po talaga from ternate saulog station to DENR. reg. from DENR 20 pesos per/person and at jump-off another 20pesos/person po.

last month po we climbed pico de loro naka mura po kmi. we came from bacoor na. we take minibus from bacoor 65pesos/person then we arrive 12 midnight at ternate saulog station, we walk going to DENR while we waiting for a private vehicle or a military truck for us to hitch. swerte na may dumaan na jeep at nakiusap kmi na makisabay going to DENR ^_^. 2am we arrived at DENR at dun na nagpaumaga kc 7 am dumarating ang tao sa DENR. reg. fee is total of 40pesos/person. 2days lng kmi doon at sa pag baba nmin. may binigay na contact samin ng tricycle na pwdng mag sundo samin sa DENR but wala po signal ~_~ we walk ulit going to ternate and waiting for a passing vehicle and swerte ulit na may dumaan na militaty truck and sakto na papnta rin sila ng bacoor. total na nagastos nmin is 105/person hehehe.

Marz said...

Ganitong ginawa namin..

We took a mini (dilapidated, yet still functional and relatively fast) bus from Baclaran to DENR (thats far huh?) worth 100Php, kasama na ang side trip (short stop) to where Andy B. was sentenced to death. Then registration at DENR worth 20Php. Then the "mini bus" took us back again to where we jump off to the "bahay kubo jump off trail" (not very far from DENR's jump off trail where you could see the arrow sign on the hiway) and then registered again at the "kubo" worth 20Php.
The next day, we were fetched by the same 'mini bus' and side-tripped (again) to the Milio A.'s shrine and then dropped us at Baclaran (100Php lang)

So the trip was worth 240Php Baclaran-Pico-Baclaran route.. hehehe, syempre minus the free food and booze courtesy of those who invited me.

Anonymous said...

mura lang ung bus na nakuha namin....super bait pa ng me ari.....c ate bhel......200php bak n fort ....san pa KAyo.....baclaran to jump off to baclaran....me sidetrip pa....para sa contack nya txt nyo lang ako.....semplang c ate bhel sa kakulitan namin......kahit karag na ung bus fast at furious pa din.....taob lahat ng bus na kasunuran namin.....ang driver nya c rodrigo....husband nya....anthony....09214725161

09157883729...PHINOE mountaineer.....

Anonymous said...

sir ayus nga ung ginawa nio.super tipid kau..
baka pedeng makuha din ung # nila..salamat

plan naming umakyat po mga beginners lng kame.

Anonymous said...

i was reading your blog and i couldn't help myself so i had to comment. I climb Pico de Loro by myself last April 6-7 2009, i have read all the replies here on Pico. One group of mountaineers climb a day before me and his name is xave, i have read his reply about Pico, well it's true that trash & trash along the way until the very campsite, how irresponsible some mountaineers can get, his group tried to clean it up, but of course they can't clean it all, and for Mr.Xave keep up the good work.
Sir Gideon a man from the kubo ask for a 20 pesos, he was kinda irritated when i told him that i already paid 20 at the DENR, i was nice idenough and pay him the 20 "takot ako eh mag isa lng ako" he said he's the care taker of that mountain.
anyway thank you again for this site.
to all the BLOGGERS
UPLB mountaineers is right "LEAVE NO TRACE"
Mr.Xave of "Greenpeace" keep it up!!!
and most of all "Mr.Gideon" without you sir i'd be lost. Mr.Ted Greco

Marz said...

anthony ayus ka ah! hahahaha!!! semplang nga mga bus kay ate bhel hahaha!!! mura lang nga mga sers and mams.. txt nyo lang si ser anthony para makuha nyo number nila ate bhel.. just be brave enough pag sakay sa mini bus nila..

guys please bring yur own kalat.. and leave no trace nga naman.. kawawa naman yung bundok.. keep it up!

Marz (sabit sabit lang, kung sino mag invite)

Anonymous said...

yung 200 po ba back n fort each or as a group na?

Anonymous said...

safe po ung mini bus ni ate bhel....wag kayo mag worry....txt nyo lang po ako kung gusto nyo kunin service nila....cla na po nag offer ng cheapest...the rest me mga middle man...kaya mahal...
per head po mla-pico jump off-mla....200php....

anthony....09157883729

Anonymous said...

sir magkano kaya aabutin ng budget namin papuntang pico de loro kung mangagaling kami ng trece?aakyat po kami this may 23 saturday.

ochock team T.I.R.I.K

pls we really need feedback sir maam!tenx!
we plan to help clean the mountain...(ojt din kasi kami sa DENR trece martires eh)

edge said...

From Trece ride puv's bound to Naic(P18),then Naic ride going to Ternate(P20+)..so from ternate rent kn ng tricycle up to jump-off of Pico (DENR)..that wud maybe cost u a hundred+..
But sometimes from Trece u can rent already jeep up to jump-off for a convenient budget, otherwise refer for commute.

Help ds mountain to Survive...Go Clean!

hapi trek!

Anonymous said...

from trece to naic ride puv infront of trece market (P21) then you can rent trike from naic going to Jump-off (around P200).. please clean pico.. thanks

Anonymous said...

tenx sir!nirequire nmin bwat kasma namin na mgdala ng garbage bag for our climb..xmpre nagpacontest kami kung sino my pinaka maraming basura na maku2ha..libre ng pamasahe pauwi..

ochock team T.I.R.I.K

Anonymous said...

mga ilang oras kya sir ung byahe namin mula trece mula ternate sir?

ochock team tirik

Anonymous said...

salamat kay sir andrian ng tropeak! sarap sa pico lalo na kapag pabalik balik kami sa base camp dhil sa tubig!hehehe

ochock team tirik

Adonis 2009 said...

sir, info nmn poh about s First pico de loro climb for the enviroment?

Anonymous said...

Kung puro kalat na sa pico, linisin natin. kapag umakyat tayo pulutin natin ang mga nakikita nating basura at ibaba natin. hehehe, suggestion lang..

Lee said...

Update lang po. Na-suspend na po yung order na pansamantalang nagpapatigil sa mga project sa Ternate kaya itutuloy na po nila ang Landfill pati po ata yung binubutas na daan pa-Nasugbu-Ternate.

Hingin ko lang po suporta ng lahat pag nagkaron po ulit ng mobilisasyon at pagkilos para labanan ang unti-unting pagsira sa Mts. Palay-Palay at Mataas na Gulod PROTECTED LANDSCAPE. Pinaguusapan na po ang mga susunod na gagawin, ipapa-alam ko na lang po ulit sa inyo dito.

Maraming salamat nga po pala sa mga nakibahagi sa pagkilos dati at aasahan po ulit namin ang suporta ninyo at partisipasyon.

Anonymous said...

We are heading there tommorow. We'll still clean up what we can and bring them down. Hope to see others helping out every time. -grfxmn

Jed said...

I'll never forget Pico de Loro. After 8 years I went back there last April and it was definitely a better climb than my first visit. Night trek kami nun traverse sa Papaya trail kinabukasan. Pgdating sa Papaya masama kasi panahaon walang bangka to Nasugbu. Walang jeep kasi hanggang baywang ang lalim ng putik parang pantay lang yung daan pero mapapansin mo nasa tabi lng dumadaan yung mga tao kasi pag nag try ka sa gitna para syang mini kumunoy hehehe. We ended up walking the 40km road to Nasugbu amidst rain and mud.

Anonymous said...

sir, do you have the contact details of DENR for this mountain? I plan on conducting an ocular for tree planting and contacting them would be better.

Anonymous said...

pico clean up sa june 27 at 28...open po sa lahat..

09214725161

09157883729

Jed said...

sir about tree planting plans, nagtanong kami dun pero sa provincial office kami nirefer sa trece. our group is also interested and we are currently working it out with our company for support.

Teletech Bacoor Outdoor said...

We are joining the Dahong Palay Mountaineers and Mr. Anthony Go for a clean-up drive in Pico this Saturday. Everyone who's free that day is invited. Please visit bacooroutdoor.multiply.com for more info.

cely 'the conqueror' carlos said...

I climbed mt. pico de loro!

its been a very nice & an overwhelming 1st time experienced climbing up & down in mt. pico de loro at the summit & ofcourse im the ONLY FEMALE "MA. CELY M.CARLOS" who reached the 'TORENG BATO' w/in our groups..hehehe!! im so flattered,,,=)

tiredness became happiness..again i proved to myself, i conquered my fear of heights!!
its a very wonderful moment ever!!!

we conquered mt. pico de loro..we went to the beach..& now here we are in bulacan together w/ our new found friends sir anthony,,sir romel a.k.a 'NONO' sa punso jokelng he3x,,sir erwin & sir gerald of teletech, mam jaja & mam sam..

" i reached d' mountain,,i reached d' mountain,,i reached d' top,,i reached d' toreng bato!! YES! TAKE 1..

" i would like to thank sir anthony & the group..blue & pink comb 4 my hair,,lipgloss 4 my lips,mascara to my long eyebrow,IVAN 4 my video w/ them climbing up to the mt. pico,my digicam 4 my pictures etc...

d' best first time ever....

Jed said...

That was a good climb, thanks to Sir Anthony and Sir Nono. To the climbers sa Pico, maybe we could consider bringing down the trash hanggang sa DENR or better yet sa place na may trash collector. Nagiging dumpsite na yung kubo and it's still considerably far from the main road. Dadayuhin yun ng mga musang, other rodents and scavengers na tatamarin na maghunt ng pagkain dahil sa mga basura na accessible sa kanila. Tutal tumulong na din tayo na magbaba ng basura, lubusin na natin. Thanks po.

Anonymous said...

i joined the clean-up organized by sir nono and sir anthony. thanks to these guys doing their effort bringing down the trash. the garbage is not worst though compared previously but still the vandals are there. shame to those people putting graffiti to the mountain

richard

Anonymous said...

Hi, would anyone know which trail is easier or faster? The ternate or the nasugbu side? Would the trail be wet this sunday? We're only planning a dayhike kasi.

Anonymous said...

Hi, does anyone know which trail is easier: the nasugbu side or the ternate side?

edge said...

Both trails are easy to blaze.I think Nasugbu can take you much faster,depending on your pacing.


gudluck!

IVANovich said...

joined the clean up drive.
sobrang ganda ng pico. hehe
hindi madescribe yung view.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx9XGoeDPZs

video ng napakasayang
conquering mt. pico adventure

Dondon said...

hi guys..
we are going to climb pico de loro tomorrow.
first time ko to.
kaya ba ng first timer dyan?
or ibang climb muna na mas madali?
mataba kasi ako eh..
ahehe..
pero yung 5 n kasama ko nakaakyat na din ng ibang bundok.
tips naman for beginners like me.
thanks.
(sagot kayo agad ha..bukas na climb eh..ahehe)
thanks guys..

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

We are going to climb Pico on July 29 - 30. Madali lang ba ung trail dun? May kilala po kayong guide na pwedeng makasama papunta dun...

Thanks.

dew_drops said...

patanong lang po:
meron ba campsite dito? or paliguan? i plan to take my gf here and propose..but she's the maarte type..hindi raw nya kaya tiisin hindi maligo...salamats mga sirs mga mams. hapi climb.

Anonymous said...

meron sir mga 1 hr from the jump-off meron bahay na pwede mgrest at mg CR din. but kung mismong campsite na maganda since puros bamboo, wla. but as you can see in this page gandang sidetrip ung falls. mga 2-3hrs from jump-off. or an almost an hour away from the campsite.

Anonymous said...

We are going up there again this weekend for another clean up drive. Pick up trash along the trail and bring them to the town for proper disposal. Hope every climb you guys do to any mountain is a clean up drive. -GRFXMN

Beth-Beth said...

Hello mga sirs/mams,

Our group (SFC Upper Taguig Chapter Nature Ministry) is orgnizing a clean up drive on Nov 14 and 15, 2009 at Mt. Pico De Loro. We have beginners with us but we, as orgnizers, promised to orient them with Leave No Trace principles on preclimb.

For other groups who are scheduled to climb Pico on that day, might as well join us with our Clean Up Drive.

Thanks.

Beth-Beth, 09163406924

Anonymous said...

We went to mount pico just 2 weeks ago, napaka ganda ng summit at lahat lahat na. Except lang nung paakyat palang kami sa camp site, nakaka dismaya kasi may nakita kami hukay bago ata mag kawayanan yun puro basura "as if ginawa na talga xang tambakan ng basura".

Sana sa mga next na aakyat sa kahit saang bundok sa pinas maging responsable naman tayo bago man at lalo na mga matatagal na umaakyat. be vigilant and be responsible. atin to e, baka dumating ang araw wala na tayo maakyat kasi puro basura na.

Turuan natin ang ating mga fellow mountaineers at lalong lalo na ang ating mga sarili na alagaan ang mga ito.

"Don't change the mountain. Let the mountain change you!"

- Jel

Anonymous said...

Dinaanan po namin ulet yung hukay na yun. Last year po mas marami pang basura nasa loob ng hukay. Pag kapwa mountaineer naman, pinupulot ang basura dun pakonti konti. Maraming salamat po sa mga pagtulong ng linis. Kaso maraming hindi mountaineer na tapon lang kung basta basta.

Suggestion ko po sa mga malaking mounatineering orgs to make a sign kahit isa lang po sana to state "Bawal iwan ang basura sa bundok. Salamat po." or "Dont leave your garbage on this mountain, Thank you." Tapos ilagay on some points of the trails or at the summit. -GRFXMN

Anonymous said...

Dagdag ko po. Last weekend dapat po overnight lang po kami. Kaso yung trail na tawag nila Hunter's trail heading down on the right side of the beak caused us to spend an extra night due to fallen trees and plant overgrowth covering the paths and making us do some wrong turns. Nawala po kami maghapon and we traced back until it was almost nightfall. Mabuti meron pa kami food and water from the streams we passed by. Paala lang po. Iwasan po ang trail na ito unless a good number of your climbing group has currently been here or used this trail a few months back. -GRFXMN

Anonymous said...

hello po. I want to climb Pico de Loro eversince. Sana po maisama nyo ako sa mga climbs nyo. Any group na pwede po akong sumama? willing po ako sa kahit anong clean up drive o open climb. Sana po makasama po ako sa inyo. Thank you po. eto po e-mail add ko: craze_csj@yahoo.com.ph. Pki e-mail na lang po ako. Thanks po.. :)I'm cory po.

Anonymous said...

to Ms Beth beth of SFC Taguig

Ma'am, this is cory from pasay.pwd po akong sumama sa clean up drive nyo sa Nov. 14-15 kaso mag-isa ko lang po. Ok lang po? paki e-mail po ako kung ok po. eto po e-mail add ko: craze_csj@yahoo.com.ph. Thank you po.

Anonymous said...

SARAP NG BAYAWAK AT SAWA SA KUBO PAG NA-CHAMBAHAN NYO MY HULI CLA BBGYAN KAU, 2 THUMBS UP! :))

Anonymous said...

Mas masarap cguro kung hinayaan mo nlng sir.
Tingin mo ung hayop nasiyahan din.
Wala kng pinagkaiba sa kanila.

-abm (peta.org)

Anonymous said...

sana wala nang maka CHAMBA ulit...tsk..mas masarap silang tingnan sa wild kesa kainin...mahiya ka naman sana,,

chal said...

Hi Ive been messaging for this tour. Kindly reply. Thank you!:)

Anonymous said...

To chal...

Hi chal.. you have a tour sa pico? when? pwedeng sumama? I'm cory pala from pasay. gusto ko sanang sumama pag may climb dito sa pico. sana pwede akong sumama. hope to here from you. here's my email, craze_csj@yahoo.com.ph. tnx

Anonymous said...

nag reasearch ako regarding sa harmful effect sa pag kainin ng bayawak. sa 10 tao na kumain ng bayawak 8 ung namatay na, ka magbilang ka na ng araw kung cnu ka man

Anonymous said...

Wow..it's so overwhelming reading all the comments from top to bottom...pero isa pa din and malinaw...GARBAGE and LACK OF DISCIPLINE!!

I'm Marco and i have been to PICO de LORO twice. My first time was Nov of 2005 and OCT of 2006. My colleagues and I are planning to climb this coming November or December this year. I actually initiated the invite, and i don't want to disappoint them. That's why i am doing some research again because it's a been years since my last climb.

Nakakalungkot lang talaga malaman na it's not the same pico de loro anymore...noon, as i remember early morning climb kami and we can't hardly see trash along the way at sa camp site (clearing). Meron pa-tingi tingi at konti lang ang na-collect naming trash when we descent.

sir Gidz, highly recommended pa ba ang PICO?? I need your honest answer...anyone besides Sir Gidz can make a comment..please..

I am from imus cavite! a caviteño! and i am proud of our environment, especially mga mountains! pinag yabang ko sa mga office mates ko na maganda dun. NOON!e ngayon? can i still have the bragging rights of being a caviteño??

Also, i am interested sa mga clean up drives that i am reading here. I really want to join....medyo matagal na din ako nag stop mag climb and i missed it so much! kaya eto may opportunity ulit and i want to share this experience to my friends, who are mostly first timers.

Good Luck sa PICO at sa iba pang inaabusong BUNDOK dito sa PINAS..dpat kasi Mountaineer ka man o hindi e WE MUST MAINTAIN CLEANLINESS!! DISCIPLINE!!..LEAVE NO TRACE!!!TREAT THIS AS OUR OWN!! GUSTO B NATING MADUMI AND SARILI NATING BAKURAN?? DIBA HINDI??

MUSTA SA LAHAT!

edge said...

highly recommended pa ba ang PICO?? <-- my answer is YES-
dahil sa ang basura sa pico ay kapritso lang ng mas makikita mong tanawin sa lugar.Hindi tau dapat madismaya kung me basura man,ipakita natin ang tunay na Pinoy.
Ang basura sa pico ay kayang ibaba at madaling kalimutan,pero ang mapupulot mong karanasan dito "priceless".Wg nating ikahiya ang pinagkaloob nyang kagandahan sa pagkakahulma sa Pico..Ituloy mo lng ang balak mo Sir..plus one ako..:)

Gudluck! Hapi trek..

btw; wag papatol sa wild animals..:)

buddy said...

@ anon-imus
tama si sir edge, highly recommended pa rin ang pico.kung sa pagakyat nyo ay may makita kayong mga basura ibaba nyo na lang katulad ng mga ginagawa ng karamihan.bakit hindi nyo na lang gawing clean up drive ang upcoming climb nyo well at least may kabuluhan di ba?nag enjoy ka na, nakatulong ka pa sa kalikasan...btw, i am also from imus cavite..

happy climbing...
peace to all..

Anonymous said...

Salamat sa mga nag comment..Don't worry mga Sir. i-orient ko naman sila sa mga dpat at hindi dpat nilang gawin sa bundok..most especially ay ang tungkol sa LNT at garbage disposal. --- tuloy kami this Nov. at hopefully maging successful ang climb..teka-- yun pa rin b ang trail sa pico?? -- kasi nabasa ko marami ng fork at naliligaw yung iba...pa instruct naman mga tol ng direction kung sakaling meron naiba...

Salamat - Marco

Anonymous said...

haha kng cnu ka man nag post na nag research about sa pag kain ng bayawak sir e prove mo nlng po. bt kme buhay pa.. nywei ndi naman namin ginusto na kumaen ng bayawak, dahil nsa kubo kme dat tym and resting, si manong (care taker) nag abot samin ng cooked bayawak. ksma po ba kme sa humuli? kung baga pasalamat nlng kme at may nag mamalasakit pa pla kht nsa bundok kpa may nag aabot ng food which is for us nkakahiya tanggihan dahil para nrin kme bisita dun. And knowing na luto na un may magagawa pa ba kme pra buhayin un? blame nyo si manong care taker. pag akyat nyo po dun sir pagalitan nyo si manong ha? peta pahuli nyo si manong dun ok? SHOUT OUT PLA SA MGA "U.N.G.G.O.Y" JAN WOHOO!!

Anonymous said...

sa mga may climb po dito sa pico, pwede pong sumama? tnx po. paki-email po ako: craze_csj@yahoo.com.ph

tnx po.


-cory

Anonymous said...

Gud Day po,

Tanong ko lang po mga sir/mam kung meron pa rin po pede parking dun po sa jump off po ng magnetic hill, dun daw sa may denr, balak kasi namin magdala ng sasakyan then park po ng one night

thanks

badethski said...

magclimb kmi this november.. promiseto get back as much trash as we can..

Anonymous said...

yes may parking dun sa denr. pwede mo iwan kotse mo dun..ingat sa climb ==from mindoro mountaineers

Anonymous said...

Mga Sir, kme po yung mga newbies n umakyat ng Mt. Maculot last Sunday (10.11.09), and wer planning to climb Pico naman, maybe this coming Oct. 21. Any tips from guys who went there recently? Thanks a lot po. D2 lng kme kumukuha ng mga info's and advice.

Amihan and Habagat

Anonymous said...

to amihan and habagat kung need nyo ng transpo papuntang pico u can contact me at this number 09193435646, after ng climb dalhin naman kayo sa beach para sa relaxation..

Anonymous said...

Hi po.. we are going to climb Pico De Loro On Nov.1-2, 2009. Lahat po kami first time na aakyat sa Pico at wala po kaming guide. advice naman po sa ligaw. Pano po makaakyat agad sa summit ng hindi naliligaw? may sign po ba dun sa may confusing fork na sinasabi ng iba? Thanks a lot po..


Cj

Anonymous said...

Baka may kakilala po kayo na guide for Pico. Thanks po.. o along the trail, may mga sign po na pwede namin gamitin as our guide? tsaka po yung falls, madadaanan po along the trails o may ibang daan para makapunta dun tapos babalik ulit para naman po sa trail to summit? thanks a lot po. sana po matulungan nyo po ako para po matuloy po kami. plan ko din po na gawing clean-up drive po yun. Thanks po..


Cj

Anonymous said...

another query din po, may masasakyan po pabalik ng ternate from DENR? available na po agad mga jeep/tricycle dun o kelangan pong mag-rent po para po sure na babalikan kami? thanks a lot po.. ingat po sa lahat.. God bless..


Cj

Anonymous said...

sana po makapagbigay po kayo ng advice lalo na po dun sa mga ligaw sa pico.. thanks a lot po..


:)

Anonymous said...

Gud day Mga Bossing,

Tanong ko lang po kung san po dun yung DENR, pagkalagpas po ba ng jump off sa magnetic hill?Meron din po ba parking fee kung sakali mag park kami ng sasakyan in a one night?

Thanks po ng marami,

JR-STO said...

Sir/maam,

meron po ka aakyat ng oct 24-25? kung meron po baka pwede kami makisabay... 4 lang po kasi kami para makatipid sa transpo... tnx... e2 po no.ko 09162522623

Anonymous said...

for those who want to climb pico de loro pede mga kagrupo namin samahan kayo pero kayo na sasagot ng trnspo nila yung food sagot na nila yun. walang bayad ang guide sasamahan lang nila kayo..u can reach me at this number 09193435646

STO said...

sir/maam,

baka po may aakyat ng pico de loro ng nov 27-28 baka po pede kami makisabay 4 lang po kami para tipid po sa transpo. e2 po no. ko 09162522623

UE JFINEX said...

JFINEX conquered Mt Pico de Loro last Oct 29 - 30 , 2009!

Anonymous said...

Akyat kami dito this Nov 17-18. Day Trek po kami. Kung meron gusto sumama, leave nlng po message sa multiply http://ncnsmountaineers.multiply.com

Txt nyo din ako. 09053133594


-Lance
NCNS Mountaineers / Hardcore Mountaineers

maLALAya said...

sir/maam,
yung tungkol po sa guide, magkano po cost ng transpo ng isang guide? akyat po kami this coming weekend? locals po ba sila?

Anonymous said...

Good day sir, this is EDDAN of BAntayog,my group is planning to climb pico this wekend, is it ok if nasugbo will be our Jump -Off? will transportation be a problem? and another concern, will the trail call for any technical matters? tanong ko lang kasi may mga beginners kami na kasama.. Thanks sir..

STO said...

baka po may aakyat ng nov 28-29 pede po ba makisabay? 2 lang po kami e... gus2 lang sana maka meet new friends n mountaineer... e2 po no. ko tawagan ko po kau... -09157058136 jeser

Anonymous said...

we're planning to climb this long weekend. sabihan namen kayo kung tuloy.

Anonymous said...

GOOD DAY CLIMBERS. LAST SUNDAY, OUR GROUP CLIMBED MOUNT PALAY-PALAY (PICO DE LORO) AND WAS SO DISAPPOINTED SEEING CLIMBERS-OR SO-CALLED CLIMBERS- PUFFING SOME MARIJUANA AS IF IT'S JUST A NORMAL ACTIVITY IN THE MOUNTAIN. JUST WANTED TO SAY MY PIECE ABOUT THIS MATTER. SIR GID, IF THERE'S ANYWAY THAT WE - REAL CLIMBERS - CAN DO TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING, OUR GROUP, ESPECIALLY ME, WILL BE WILLING TO HELP. IT IS DESTROYING OUR IMAGE A REAL, RESPONSIBLE CLIMBERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR GID, MORE POWER TO YOU. - TATAY JAK (TIMOG-HILAGA OUTDOOR CLUB)

Anonymous said...

hayaan mo na lang yun tatay jak. di ka nman yata pnerwisyo e. tanggap na yung ganyang culture sa bundok...at marami na rin lugar sa mundo na legal na ang paggamit nyan.basta sa tama gagamitin.dont panik its organik...legalis kaNABIS

Anonymous said...

Good day sir/maam

If anybody needs a jeep from maragondon or ternate to jump off point (magnetic hill) or need a guide please contact 09175956140

Thank you.

- old member of PEAKS

Anonymous said...

may aakyat po ba ng pico in between christmas and new year? -bart

Anonymous said...

may aakyat po ba ng pico next week or early january? thanks!

Anonymous said...

TATAY JAK. Lahat tayo ay may sarisariling pananaw sa buhay. Kung di mo trip ang dahon na marijuana, nirerespeto ko ang pananaw mo. Aaminin ko na malakas ako mag damo pero responsable ako pagdating sa bagay na yan. Hindi ako nakakaperwisyo pag high ako. Irespeto nalang natin ang mga pananaw ng bawat isa at ipagdasal sa bawat hithit nila ng marijuana ay hindi nila masira ang kalikasan. Kung may ipagbabawal ka sa bundok tingin ko eh ung pagyoyosi. Ang bawat isang stick ng yosi ay nagiiwan ng cigarette butt and halos sa lahat ng bundok na naakyat ko, hindi nawawala yan. May nakita ka na bang upos ng marijuana sa bundok? malaman wala pa. Sir kung hindi nakakaperwisyo ung mga nakita mo, please respect their right to enjoy smoking marijuana outdoors. Gobyerno lang at mga taong makitid ang utak ang nagbabawal nyan. Sa mata ng Diyos, legal ang marijuana.

Anonymous said...

It's not what enters men's mouths that's evil. It's what comes out of their mouths that is.
-The Alchemist-

ganito lng po mga sir, ano po ba ang mas hindi maganda tignan?
iyong nag mamarijuana o yung mga tao na walang disiplina sa pagtapon ng basura nila sa bundok??

tanong lang po..

-dooque-

Anonymous said...

Dooque!! hindi maganda tignan ung nagtatapon ng basura. Para sakin ok lang ang mj. walang kaso un sa bundok.

Anonymous said...

tingin ko mas masama pa ung pagtatapon ng basura kesa mj..di aku gumagamit ng mj but mas kung di nman nkkperwisyo ung gmagamit eh wla problema dun..mas mgging malaki problema ung pagtatapon ng basura..mas malaki epekto nun.ung mj..minsan na yan naging legal..actually medicine yan..wag lng aabusuhin..ok..nga pla may grup na aakyat ng saturday..kitakits nlng sa mga nkaplano umakyat..



-mad_25-

Anonymous said...

Problema nga sa basura hindi na maresolba, Marijuana pa. Unahin natin ayusin ang nakakasira sa kalikasan na mahal natin.

Anonymous said...

aakyat po kami sa january 3 with my fellow airsofters team G3SAF

- old member of PEAKS

jaymz said...

@ue-jfinex:
sir/ma'am,
kayo po ba ang nakasalubong namin na pabalik to ternate?
if you can remember, we were the 2 guys with mountainbikes...

Anonymous said...

Ang tao ngaun bumabalik lang sa simula,dati ng may nagpapa-usok sa bundok,panahon pa ng katutubo natin.Gamut nila un sa init at ginaw.Sumikat lang kc ang MJ kaya naging issue.

Madali namang itigil yan kapag gusto.Ung gumagawa ng yosi paginitan nio,mas bawal sa kalikasan yan pati kalusugan.Kawawa pati non-smokers nadadamay.

Dito lang sa Pinas,na ang mountaineer/s aakyat na me alak at yosi sa bag,lasingan sa taas.Kasama ba yan sa BMC,LNT,AMC,Survival,MSR,SRT,Caving...etc..?
Me bisyo din ako,pero diko kailangang dalhin sa bundok.Tama boring po socials ko sa gabi.I only intake nothing but pictures plus memories.

Love thy Mountains,as you love thyself.

- old member of UPM

Anonymous said...

We should be responsible enough sa mga ginagawa natin. Be it smoking in the mountain or any activity, dapat lagi nating isipin ang makakabuti sa ating kalikasan. Always think for our nature's betterment dahil iba ang binibigay nitong kasiyahan sa atin. Sana lagi nating pangalagaan at patuloy na mahalin at pagyamanin ang ating likas na yaman na binigay sa atin ni God.


-Cory

Meoki Chubibo X said...

sir/ma'am meron po ba mag climb this dec 19??..ask ko lng sana kung meron po kami makakasabay,,..thanks..

Anonymous said...

Good day sir/ ma'am,

My brother and his friends are planning
to climb Pico de loro this coming December 28, 09. A year end climb that they've done last year in Mt. Batulao,Batangas. Since they had not yet climb this mountain and I did last April, they ask me if I could guide them. But I don't know if where to park the van we're renting because the driver is also climbing with us. Last time I climb here, we don't go farther to the DENR office near there so i don't know where it is or how far the DENR is. I'm looking forward for a reply sir/ma'am. Thanks!

Anyway we're from Dasma,Cavite. If someone is interested you can text or call at 09298507356.

Thanks and more great climbs to come!
Happy Holidays!

-Allan of Dasma,Cavite

Anonymous said...

hehe..nakakatawa.... ano ba ang mountaineering? ano ba ang yosi? ano ba ang marijuana?..the concerns are.. 1.wag makialam sa iba, 2.legality of mj, 3. mas ok ang yosi kesa mj, 4. mas responsable sa bundok... aheem...

well..sometimes when we are asked why do mountaineering? a template heard from others or read from books or magazine easily comes out even if we dont mean what we are saying.. im asking everyone to reflect with the question above..Respect? why not...but respect should not come like "di kita pakialaman, kaya wag mo akong pakialaman"..theres nothing bad with the word responsibility to be injected in mountaineering, coz that mountain dont belong to anyone who climb there..what we have is just a borrowed time to savor what nature offers..and its our responsibility that that offer continues till the last drop of our generation..that responsibility should not only be practiced when you are at the mountain. it goes with you whether your sweating like a pig to get to the peak or your just walking in the street to get to the park...Now comes the image..its a fact that when you say mountaineering, others associate it with marijuana..who started such image? who wants such image? is that mountaineering? will you allow your children to do mountaineering in the future if mountaineering is really like that?..well, they are your children..

reading all the comments above, no need of telling whats right or wrong,when or how..i think its only a matter of approach.. these should not be a fight amongst us who's vanity is nature..i think nobody hassles anybody.. its just tatay jak, and im joining him, or maybe theres still a few, whos proud to say a mountaineer, MAKING PLEA to the following..
1. respect and responsibility
2. selflessness
3. brotherhood
4. Mountaineer
5. children

peace to everyone,
for the love of nature...
..."yellowbutterfly"....

Fil said...

hi guys, we will climb PICO on Jan 2-3.
it will be my 3rd time climbing it.
first was an unsuccessful climb using the traditional trail.
second was a successful traverse from pico to layag-layag beach.
now it will be the ternate-ternate trail using the new trail.

kita kits kasi may rented van kami. =)

Anonymous said...

well said 'yellowbutterfly'

PACKERS said...

Join our 1st climb for 2010 on the 30th and 31st of January @ Mt. Pico De Loro, Cavite. IF interested kindly inform me asap for headcount.. and i'll send you the details. =)

09173771598-ace

PACKERS group

jfinex said...

hi sir JAYMZ!

Hindi po yata namin kayo nakasabay nun...

Yung nakacamp namin nun ay pioneer daw po ng UEM??

kalisungan brother said...

sana alisin na yung structure ng iglesia sa summit ng pico de loro... ilang beses ko na naakyat yun ng wala yung structure na yon.. di ko magets bakit kelangan sementuhan yun... mas naappreciate ko yung summit nung wala yun...

Anonymous said...

mt.palay palay is a protected area. no manmade structure is allowed inside the area.pwede nating tanggalin yun as environmentalist..yung ganyang mga sign e basura sa bundok..walang relevance yun sa environment..any can remove that sign...di yun ang lugar para sa mga ganung bagay..i know na hindi yan pinahintulutan ng denr..nagpaalam lang yan sa locals dun.at hindi rin aware yung mga locals sa impact ng signage na yan ..alam lang nun mangolekta ng registration fee.na hindi nman dapat.baka sa susunod poster nman ng kandidato ang nkalagay dun..sa mga naglagay nun hindi nman siguro kabastusan sa relihiyon nyo kung tatanggalin yun.

Anonymous said...

Tumpak!
Nagulat din ako biglang nagkastructure dun, siguro mga third quarter ng 2009 yun tinayo.
Walang relevance yun. Sana magkaroon ng climb para tanggalin yun at linisin...

Anonymous said...

anybody can remove that structure.di natin kelangan magpaalam kahit kanino.sa magtatanggal nun sabihan nio muna yung denr sa baba kung pano nalagay yun dun.then ipaliwanag nio na hindi pwede yung ganun dun..ang problema nun e pano ibaba yung bakal na yun.? magandang project yun ah...kaya lang mag ingat tayo baka yung locals sa baba ang nag lagay nun..kelangan lang coordination...sino kaya pwede mag post ng picture ng signage na yun .para mapag aralan kung pano gagawin sa pag alis nun dun.

Anonymous said...

hi! just got hme from mt. pico de loro..
base sa nakasulat sa signboard, iglesia yung nakalagay. wag sanang mamasamain ng iglesia na makakabasa nito pero..irrelevant nga naman ang maglagay ng ganun sa summit ng mt. pico de loro..

Anonymous said...

mga kapatid ingat sa mag aalis ng signage kelangan muna ng proper coordination sa DENR at yung locals sa baba. Oo tama baka yung locals ang naglagay dun eh baka mamaya mapahamak tyo kasi baka magalit sila...

Anonymous said...

tama tama.. go go go tayo dyan.. let's protect mother nature...

ian said...

galing din kami dito nung jan 5-6. isang bagay pa na napansin ng grupo namin ehh ang dami naming nakitang marka ng pagsisiga. simula ata yun sa may alibangbang park hanggang taas meron. pati sa falls meron din pala.

Anonymous said...

baka sa pico na lang kame umakyat this coming 23rd of january....dapat sa mt romelo, eh mabaho na kasi pangalan na mt romelo ngayon dahil sa mga nangyayaring nakawan duni don't want to take the risk.. buti sana kung ako lang... mga baguhan pa naman lahat ng kasama ko... kita na lang tayo sa parrot's beak!!!

Anonymous said...

sir/mam
plano naming umakyat dis coming feb 6-7, tanong ko lng sana kung may tubig na yung falls may balita kc kami na natuyo daw yun, and also there is a hear say about malaria...advice naman kung safe umakyat..madami kc kaming kasamang newbies...

Arnold of Pinoy Trekkers Club(PTC)

Anonymous said...

nung umakyat kami nung bandang nov. last year,hindi na ganun kalakas yung tubig from falls.. baka wala ng tubig..

Anonymous said...

sir arnold, pde makuha number nyo?. pde bang sumabay sa inyo kung skali?.

salamat!

marco
Tarlac Mountaineering Club member.

Anonymous said...

we climbed pico de loro last friday and on the way down, part of our group did not notice the fork and went straight instead of left. we got delayed for three hours looking for them. haha.

Anonymous said...

hi! pwedeng makasama sa climb nyo to pico de loro this january? nakaktakot naman kasing pumunta doon na mag isa..:)

thanks..
AB

Anonymous said...

aakyat ako sa friday at aalisin ko un.. ako si incredible hulk at nagiging green ako pag nagagalit ako..

Anonymous said...

Mts. Palay-Palay/ Mataas na Gulod National Park

The National Park is located within the Municipalities of Maragondon and Ternate, Province of Cavite and Municipalities of Nasugbu, Province of Batangas with geographical coordinates 14º12” North Latitude and 120º35” to 120º42 East Longitude covering an area of 4,000.0 hectares.

Climate
The climate is Type I- dry season from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.

Elevation and topography
Elevation of the area ranges from 20 meters to 648 meters above sea level. Among the three (3) peaks namely: (1) Mataas na Gulod; (2) Mts. Palay-Palay and (3) Pico de Loro, the latest is the highest with an elevation of 648 meters above sea level.

Legal Basis
Mts. Palay-palay/ Mataas na Gulod National Park was declared as National Park by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1594 dated October 26, 1976. As initial components of NIPAS, it is categorized as Protected Landscape and Seascape under the NIPAS Act of 1992.

The NIPAS Act.
Chapter XI

Prohibited Acts and Penalties


Section 70. Prohibited Acts. - Pursuant to Section 20 of the Act and Section 48 of this Order, the following are prohibited acts inside protected areas:


Hunting, destroying, disturbing, or mere possession of any plant or animal or products derived therefrom without a permit, specifically such activity, from the Board or in the case of indigenous cultural communities without a mutually agreed policy;


Dumping or otherwise disposing of any waste products detrimental to the protected area to the plants and animals or inhabitants therein;


Use of any motorized equipment without a permit;


Mutilating, defacing or destroying objects of natural beauty, or burial grounds, religious sites, artifacts or other objects belonging to cultural communities;


Damaging and leaving roads and trails in damaged communities;


Squatting, mineral exploration, or otherwise illegally occupying any land;


Constructing or maintaining any kind of structure, fence or enclosures and conducting any business enterprise without a permit;


Leaving in exposed or unsanitary condition, refuse or debris, or depositing wastes in bodies of water;


Altering, removing, destroying or defacing boundary marks or signs.



Section 71. Penalties. - Any person found guilty of any offense enumerated above shall, pursuant to Section 21 of the Act, be fined in the amount of not less than Five Thousand Pesos (5,000.00) or more than Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (500,000.00), exclusive of the value of the thing damaged, or imprisonment for not less than one (1) year but not more than six (6) years, or both as determined by the court, the offender shall also be required to restore or compensate for the restoration of the damage; Provided further, that the court shall order the eviction of the offender from the land and the forfeiture in favor of the government of all mineral, timber or any species collected or removed including all equipment, devices and firearms used in connection therewith, and any construction or improvement made thereon by the offender. If the offender is an association or corporation the president or manager shall be directly responsible for the act of his employees and laborers. Provided finally that, the DENR may impose administrative fines and penalties consistent with this Act.

for more info

http://www.psdn.org.ph/chmbio/dao25.html

ex: sa pulag tinagal yung marmol sa peak na makikita sa guest lounge sa DENR kabayan

Mid 90's sa peak ng pico may butas hindi kalakihan hindi kalaliman dun nakalagay yung logbook mag sign ka lang at mag trip enjoy sa taas!!! sa mga umakyat nung mga year na yun alam nyo yun!!! nakasilid lang yun sa plastic at titakpan ng mga bato... yun lang mga pare...


noli

Anonymous said...

to everyone:

Re: our climb @ Pico de Loro on Jan 30 and 31. U can join us. Since there are many pipol hu want to join. The group decided to meet everyone @ Saulog Busline Terminal at Ternate, CAvite. 6:30 am call time. u can ride Saulog Bus at Vito Cruz, Taft going to Ternate, Cavite. 4:30 am po may byahe na.Para maaga po tau. If interested kindly inform us and ur buddies headcount. As for food u can bring your own po muna and sharing na lang tau pag nasa camp site na and during socials. The group will bring extrassss (tent, food, water) just in case of emergency =) we also plan to have a clean up drive and tree planting kaya pwede po kayo magdala ng garbage bags.Wala po kami hihinging fees except sa jeep going to jump off from ternate saulog terminal. kaya bring your own food and water po muna. pero sshare kami if may mountaineer na may kailngan (tent, food water) thanks po =)

ace

09173771598
www.meetthepackers.multiply.com
PACKERS group

Anonymous said...

this coming feb 28 to 30 aakyat po kami ng pico. mag travers po kami ternate to nasugbo. kita kits nalang po tayo.
here is my no sa gusto pong sumabay. 09166148535

arnel of timog lahi.

Anonymous said...

my aakyat ba sa pico feb 6-7? text me nmn, sama ako.kahit day hike lang ng sabado

Anonymous said...

sir,
do you think a kid aged 8 can climb this?

Anonymous said...

last April we've climb here and when we're on our descend we've encountered a family on a dayhike. we've met joshua the youngest of the siblings, i think he is only 7 years old or 8, and he is running back and forth on the trail, and a funny kid too. so i think it is possible for an 8 year old kid to climb here.

-allan/dasma,cavite

Anonymous said...

@anonymous..
last nov., nung pababa na po kami ng pico de loro, may mga paakyat naman po na mga bata na members ng boyscout/girlscout of the Phils. I think, may 7 o 6 years old dun.. I think sir/mam, kaya po ng 8 yrs old basta po ok po sa kanya ang umakyat..

@anonymous
sir, wat po number mo? option ko po kasi na umakyat ng Pico de loro sa Feb.6-7.. baka dayhike rin kami.. kasi baka po di ako makasama sa tarak. baka sa Pico na lang kami para makaakyat din yung friend ko. so far, 2 palang kami..
thanks po


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