Mt. Sembrano Pililla Rizal: DIY Adventure Trek

Name: Mt. Sembrano
Jump Off point: Malaya, Pililla, Rizal
Elevation: 745 MASL
Difficulty: 3/9 
Features: Grassland, mountains
and view of Laguna de Bay

          Mt. Sembrano is my second mountain climb during the month of July for the year 2016. A day hike adventure for beginners that would take 3-4 hours hike to the summit and 2-3 hours descent. It is located in my own province of Rizal. It lies between the boundaries of the towns of Jalajala and Pililla in Rizal and the town of Pakil in Laguna. The mountain sits at the helm of Jalajala peninsula along the shore of Laguna de Bay and is surrounded by the lake on three sides.

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The Ultimate DIY Travel Guide: Mt. Pulag Survivor 2016

      Before 2016 ends, I decided to reserve a slot for Mt. Pulag trek. A year-end getaway on the cold month of December. Yes, you read it right! I climbed Mt. Pulag on the coldest month of the year. I wanted to experience the thrill of Mt. Pulag’s wind chilling and freezing cold weather. I needed a serious preparation for this kind of extreme adventure because of the unpredictable weather condition at the top of the mountain. This Mt. Pulag experience was the toughest yet the most humbling hike I ever had. An amazing climb that was worth the struggle. Yes, the struggle was real! One of the hardest and coldest but best climb I had for 2016.

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