Sunday, March 26, 2017

Twin Dayhike (Batangas) - Mt. Talamitam (630+ MASL), Mt. Apayang (662+ MASL) and Layong Bato River

At the summit of Mt. Apayang, Mts. Pico de Loro and Marami in the background

Appearing almost like twins from a distance, Mt. Talamitam and Mt. Apayang both sit on the vast Talamitam Plateau. In contrast to the mostly bare and desiccated slopes of Mt. Talamitam, however, the thick green canopy cover of Mt. Apayang appears verdant in spite of the heat of the summer sun. Almost a year ago, together with some friends, I was able to hike Mt. Talamitam. During that time, the green slopes of the adjacent Mt. Apayang appears quite inviting and so I promised that I will definitely be back to hike that other peak.