Sunday, February 26, 2017

Twin Dayhike (Rizal) - Mt. Parawagan (480+ MASL) and Mt. Susong Dalaga (325+ MASL)

Mts. Hapunang Banoi, Pamitinan and Binacayan viewed from the slopes of Mt. Parawagan (Feb. 2017)

Two of the newly opened mountain trails to hikers in Sitio Wawa, Brgy San Rafael in Rodriguez, Rizal, Mt. Parawagan and Mt. Susong Dalaga rise majestically south of the Wawa River. While the more distant Mt. Susong Dalaga is often overshadowed by its more lofty neighbors, Mt. Parawagan rises tall and proud. Owing to its peculiar long ridge and extensive slopes, the mountain is clearly visible from almost all points of Montalban. On clear days, the slopes of this mountain can even be seen from as far away as Libis and Cubao in Quezon City, being at the southern tail end of the Sierra Madre before it transitions into the flat plains of Metro Manila.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mt. Lagyo (Rizal, 396+ MASL)

Between the crags. Taken on the first peak of Mt. Lagyo (Feb. 2017)

Recently opened on the last week of January, Mt. Lagyo together with Mts. Parawagan, Susong Dalaga and Kapananan are the newest attractions of Sitio Wawa in Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal. Located south of the Wawa River, Mt. Lagyo can clearly be seen on the summits of Mt. Binacayan, Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Hapunang Banoi. From the summits of these mountains Mt. Lagyo rises modestly at just around 396 MASL. Although dwarfed by its more well-known neighbors in terms of altitude, Mt. Lagyo presents its own challenges and difficulties even seasoned hikers would certainly appreciate.