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Mt. Igduao – Mt. Tarabgan Traverse (870m)
Brgy. Binanogan, Valderrama Antique
Participants: Limuel Lajo (author of this account)
Date of Hike: Feb 14 to 15 2016
Name of Hike: Mt Igduao -Mt.Tarangban Traverse via Binanogan Trail Location: Valderrama Antique
General Itinerary: It was already very late when we arrived in the town of Valderrama Antique, and we walked a further 20mins to reach the barangay, from where it took us another hour to reach the nipa hut at the trailhead. The nextday we start to climb the 1st summit of Mt.Igduao with elevation 870masl.
What inspired you to do the particular hike?
As a travel advocate I was inspired to explore this area and help its ecotourism.
What are the highlights of the trip?
The sea of clouds and views of Mt. Igcuron, Cangaranan river, and Sulu sea facing Palawan
How do you feel about the experience?
The hike was special because it felt like its where the mountains meet the sea. Panay is so close to the sea, yet it has great mountains like Madjaas and Baloy Dako.
How can others do the same or similar trip?
Contact Paulino Francisco Fano of AMSI – you can look him up on Facebook!
MT. IGDUAO PICTURES