Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mt. Sipit Ulang (Rizal, 252+ MASL)

Perched high at the summit of Mt. Sipit Ulang with the mountains of Sitio Wawa in the background (Nov. 2015)

Named after the curiously shaped rock formation that forms its summit, Mt. Sipit Ulang is another one of the popular dayhike destination in Rodriguez, Rizal. Located in Barangay Mascap, due its proximity to the other famous mountains of Rodriguez, namely Mts. Pamitinan, Binacayan, Ayaas and Hapunang Banoi in the neighboring Sitio Wawa, intrepid and "Harkor" hikers sometimes include Mt. Sipit Ulang to make a "Pentalogy" hike.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mt. Ayaas (Rizal, 627+ MASL)

Taken at the summit of Mt. Ayaas (November 2015)

Rizal is fast gaining popularity as a hiking destination due to the several "easy" hikes in the area - Mts Pamitinan, Binacayan, Ayaas, Sipit-Ulang and Hapunang Banoi. This time, my hike mates decided they wanted to hike with a sidetrip of sorts to a waterfall, so we've decided to try on Mt. Ayaas. Two of my hike-mates have already gone to Mt. Ayaas before and were eager to show us the beauty and the challenges this mountain has to offer.