Exploration notes #1: The triplet peaks of Mt. Abao, Mt. Kapiligan, and Mt. Napulauan
In this photo taken near the summit of Mt. Pulag, we see the three peaks of the Central Spine of the Cordilleras, straddling the towns of Buguias, Benguet and Hungduan, Ifugao: Mt. Abao, Mt. Kapiligan, and Mt. Napulauan. The interesting thing about these peaks is that all of them are above 2600 meters in elevation, and together, they form a ridge that can lead all the way from Buguias, Benguet to Hapao in Hungduan, Ifugao. Moreover, Mt. Kapiligan can possibly offer a northward connection to Sabangan and Bontoc via Mt. Kalawitan. Mt. Napulauan is a very popular hike and I’ve done a traverse of it in 2007, but I’ve never heard of a traverse through these three peaks. Truly this ‘triplet’ represents an explored but very exciting area in the Cordilleras!
‘Exploration notes’ will be a series of musings and ideas about exploration possibilities of Philippine trails and mountains.
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Sir Gidz, bakit hindi na lang kaw ang mag explore nyan? tutal you have all the time in the world, may budget ka and kilala ka. Medyo madali na lang yan para sa iyo, kumpara sa mga may 5 days work week. Makipag coordinate lang sa municipality,denr/pamb , pag okay sa kanila, punta na sa brgy na nasasakupan ng mga mountains na yan. If the price is right, may mga locals na sasama or mag vo volunteer para mag butas at mag connect ng trail. Mas maganda kung may makakausap kang local hunters at mapapayag mo na samahan ka sa trail… If I were in your shoes, ganyan ang gagawin ko..