Location: Mabini, Batangas
Date: August 13 to 14 3 2011
Present: Kaiz, Jie, and the Team Evercrest
They say third time’s a charm. Oh, yes for some but not for me. I’ve scaled this mountain thrice and I never experienced anything but fun and amusement of how beautiful nature is on all three occasions.
Gulugod Baboy is pig’s spine in the vernacular and the mountain is name as such because of its shape. Mount GB, as most mountaineers call it, is one of the favorites in the mountaineering community when it comes to day hikes and massive camping. The campsite is a big playground for all outdoor enthusiasts!
It was just disappointing during our latest visit as I’ve been waiting for it since last month because of the full moon phenomenon. It was all foggy and rain showers never failed to add up to our already dismayed hearts.
Nevertheless, that didn’t stop us from appreciating the mountain’s beauty and the things that surround it. We woke up to a wonderful Sunday with a sumptuous breakfast. It isn’t every day that you get to see grass, fog, and wild roosters roaming around you first thing in the morning. Add up your friends who are one of the best things in the world.
What made our day even better was the 360-degree view at the mountain’s summit, which was truly amazing. Cavite, Sierra Madre mountain ranges, Laguna, and Rizal are everywhere. This will leaving you saying, “This won’t be my last.”
Of course, camping in Mount GB would never be complete without a side-trip to Anilao’s famous beach (apologies that we didn’t get to dive or windsurf). The waters of Anilao is as clear as other beaches but its underwater feature isn’t as great as of Boracay, Coron, or Calaguas. There are a lot of rocks! Some are even sharp and would leave one hell of a mark on your poor skin.
Anilao is well-known as a good diving spot for both beginners and pros. Also a haven for windsurfers and other sports activities.
Without a doubt, this is one of my most-loved mountains. I’ll never get tired of going back and be charmed over and over again by its daintiness.
Kaiz is a stay-at-home mom and currently works as an Operations Specialist for a software engineering company based in the US.