Mt Palay-Palay

Mt Palay-Palay รีวิว, Ternate


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Wandering Maria
Siniloan, ฟิลิปปินส์87 ผลงาน
ก.ค. ค.ศ. 2015 • เพื่อนๆ
Forested trail, I enjoyed the Bamboo part of the trail near the campsite. Great view of the summit and a challenging wall climbing experience way up the famous monolith.
เขียนเมื่อ 28 มกราคม ค.ศ. 2016
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Za P
Bagram, อัฟกานิสถาน116 ผลงาน
มิ.ย. ค.ศ. 2015 • เพื่อนๆ
For starter this was a DIY for me and my friend. So it started in the coastal road of Manila waiting for the Ternate bound bus. Fare 80 Php and about 2 hours. Get off in the bus terminal and hop on a trike to DENR (fare 225 Php for the whole trike which was about 30 + minutes). From DENR register and pay the 20 Php. You can either mention its traverse hike or not so they wont expect you to return to Ternate.
There are no steep ascent i.e kiss some rock wall or crawl in the trees or ground. Pretty straighfoward actually. Only have to do is bring a backpack with you with a liter of water and some power bar. Not necessarily bring your whole stuff.
Just like what the other reviewer mentioned it sadden mr to see those plastic candy/choco wrapper. The LNT principle not being followed. Very irritating those few who dont respect nature and dissapointed at the same time.
The monolith was easy. Yes you will hold onto a rope in the beginning just to get your bearing and thats it. The view of course was spectacular!
Note there is no need to pay or hire a guide. Traverse to Nasugbu about 55 min walk and the trike to Nasubu town was 500 Php (3 pax).
เขียนเมื่อ 7 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2015
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MoonInHisEyes
5 ผลงาน
มี.ค. ค.ศ. 2015 • เพื่อนๆ
The Pico de Loro hike is an often selected option for city folk looking to get away from the smog and traffic. One can summit the peak in about 2 hours if they maintain a diligent pace up the continuously upward climb. There are a few pretty steep sections of the climb, but for the entire trip, you are walking through the woods with plenty of trees, branches, roots and rocks to help your ascent. Having said that, I met several out of shape beginner hikers who turned back defeated before reaching the summit. The majority, however, will ascend.

The climb was rather pleasant, save for the warnings that I will talk about in the end. There were sections of the trail where we got away from other climbers that allowed for really beautiful quiet times when it's just you, the woods, the filtering sun and the rustling wind. The summit holds nice views over the land and ocean with energetic gusts to cool you off after the climb. I also enjoyed the burn in my legs once I reached the top. Round trip, at a decent clip without dilly-dallying too long at the top, took us about 5 hours.

Warnings: foreigners, especially from Western nations, be warned; the sanctity of nature is not yet as respected in the Philippines as it is back home.

On my ascent, I was picking up every candy wrapper, plastic bottle and paper bag that I could to do my part in keeping nature natural. I filled a small plastic bag full of it by the time I got to the top. When I did, I realized my efforts were futile. The summit (before ascent to the last peak) has no less than 3 sari-sari stores selling candies, soda, instant coffee, fruits, and whatever else you want. The entire area is littered with garbage that the Filipinos, for the most part, seem blind too, just like in Manila. It really broke my heart, but, well, it's their country and they can do with it as they please.

Secondly, the ascent wasn't as quiet as I would have liked. This due to the bands of climbers that insist on climbing with a speaker blasting the same songs that I was trying to get away from by leaving the city. Doing so where I come from is considered sacrilegious, but again, this isn't home. I did my best to smile and get far enough ahead of them where I couldn't hear their thumping music.

Lastly, the climb only requires some sneakers and a water bottle, but you will find bands of climbers all wearing the same t-shirt and each humping a 40kg pack as if they were all trying to ascend K2. The reason? Climbers go up en mass to camp at the summit for a few days. At the top, there are makeshift porta-potties, clusters of campers stringing up hammocks between saplings and tents sprawled out everywhere. Worst of all, as these groups make their ascent, they take needed breaks from the loads on their back. You'll pass some of these resting groups and can see where the litter along the trail comes from.

To be fair, I'm sure not all hiking groups are litterers. I hope that the more ecologically conscious of them can teach their fellow nature lovers to respect the sanctity of their obviously gorgeous land. It's really such a shame to have such amazing natural views spoiled by plastic bags caught in the tree branches and plastic bottles buried in the mud.
เขียนเมื่อ 2 เมษายน ค.ศ. 2015
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Cynthia K
มะนิลา, ฟิลิปปินส์344 ผลงาน
ก.พ. ค.ศ. 2015 • คู่รัก
About a two-hour drive from Manila, Mt. Palay-Palay is popular among birding circles because of the abundance of birds that you can see. During early mornings, you can catch the Luzon Hornbill, Brahminy Kite, Coppersmith Barbet, two kinds of flower peckers (Red-Keeled and Pygmy), tree swift and the Philippine Falconet, a Philippine endemic, on the trees along the road. Just follow the bird calls. If you can climb the area above the newly opened Kaybiang Tunnel (going to Hamilo Coast), you might be lucky enough to spot the Philippine Trogon. As you drive on the road going to Caylabne, you will also find the Philippine Bulbul, Elegant Tit and Philippine Coucal. The road going up to Mt. Palay Palay is well paved and there are areas where one can park on the side so you can take pictures of the birds but be warned - with the opening of the new tunnel, there are more cars and people taking souvenir pictures, so choose carefully where to park and where to set your photography equipment.
เขียนเมื่อ 2 กุมภาพันธ์ ค.ศ. 2015
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tigdon
Cornwall11 ผลงาน
ส.ค. ค.ศ. 2014 • คู่รัก
After living in the area of Bacoor for 3 months and finding nowhere nice to visit, we finally stumbled upon Mount Palay, It was a diffficult climb but so worth it, the views were spectacular and the walk itself, although hard was fun! defo worh a visit if you get the chance.
เขียนเมื่อ 8 ตุลาคม ค.ศ. 2014
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