Soon we we are at the summit, and from there, I tried to identify as many peaks as I can. As usual, clouds were obstructing Banahaw, Cristobal, and Makiling; but the other peaks of Laguna – Kalisugan, Atimla and friends – were very nice to behold, as well as the mountains of Batangas. To the south, Mt. Pinamucan lay as a very intriguing presence, and at well over 700 MASL, the highest mountain in Batangas that I haven’t climbed yet. Someday!
Going back to the hike, the descent via the Grotto was at first steep but eventually, the trail becomes wide and gradual, through the forest; the entire descent was very swift and by lunchtime I was back in Los Banos!
PINOYMOUNTAINEER IN MANABU PEAK
Hiking matters #80: For the love of coffee and fresh mountain air