Last January 10, 2016 My friend and I climbed Mt. Pico de Loro Summit and Parrot’s Beak Monolith.
Mt. Pico de Loro is situtated between Cavite and Batangas. We climbed from the Ternate, Cavite DENR station and went back to the same trail. Some hikers prefer traversing from the Parrot’s Beak going to Nasugbu, Batangas.
It was my second hike so far. The trail is actually steeper and more challenging than that of Mt. Pinatubo. But you have to be careful since its a bit slippery and also rocky.
Our group was happy with Kuya Marvin’s service, so we decided to give him additional tip. =) And they have guide dogs too (cute!) who will join the hikers. Elli was our guide dog but he was busy sniffing rats and/or snakes around so he was left behind according to our tour guide.
For the registration before the start of the trek you will need to pay 25 pesos and log in your name at the DENR station and you will meet your tour guide.
There will be 8 stations. You will see the number painted on tree trunks. If you’re tired you can just tell your tour guide to take a rest for a few minutes. After the 8th station you will reach the camp site. There you can eat and take some pictures near the cliff. Once you are instructed by your tour guide, you can now hike the summit of Mt. Pico de Loro.
The summit of Mt. Pico de Loro is higher than the summit of Parrot’s Beak. We did some crawling and climbing stuff and we were told to step on the hard rocks because the little rocks will make you slide downward which is dangerous.
it took us almost an hour or two before our turn to climb the monolith- parrot’s beak. Damn! It was very cold and windy!
Its a sigh relief once you reach the top. For me this was the most challenging part of the hike since my legs are short, its very hard to position my foot on what rock should I step on specially while going down the monolith.
Now back to reality. Work and Law School.
Next adventure ⇒ Wawa Dam/Wawa River, Pamitinan Cave, Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan located at Montalban, Rizal. =)