|Mt. Gulugod Baboy, aka the Teletubby Land|
Gulugod Baboy, located at Anilao, Batangas, was one of my climbs this year, and I did it twice!
Due to its 2/9 trail difficulty, I suggested my friends from the second climb to go there, because otherwise we would climb Pico de Loro (with trail difficulty of 3/9). I've been there too, and I concluded that I wanted to go to an easier hike. :)
HOW TO GET THERE
1. From Batangas City grand terminal, ride a MABINI-bound jeepney (Php35). Tell the driver that you'll go to Gulugod-Baboy. He'll drop you off to a tricycle terminal in Anilao.
2. Ride a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you off at PHILPAN. We paid Php100 per trike.
|First stop: paid Php30 each and signed in the logbook|
Opposite Philpan Resort is the road where the walking starts to reach the 'foot' of the mountain (I don't know exactly if it's the foot, but it's where the 'This way to Gulugod Baboy' sign is located.
|Pic borrowed from my other blog: First phase - the paved road|
|View from the first phase: Sunbeam Resort|
|Tita Ester's (blogged about their refreshments here)|
|The 'This way to Gulugod Baboy sign' now. It looked like this before.|
|First stopover after the sign. I'm the one wearing sleeveless blouse. WRONG MOVE.|
|Find the Sombrero Island in the background! :)|
|On the way to another peak!|
|Hike hike hike!|
|Cows all over the Teletubby land. They're harmless though.|
|Well hello there!|
|Caption: Where it came from|
|Majestic views with the cows|
|Sunbeam Resort and the trail from the top|
|Almost horizon-less view|
|Another almost horizon-less view! Totally worth the sweat.|
If anyone can name them, please help me by commenting below. Thank you! :)
|I suppose this is an ant XD|
1. Bring sunblock. Better yet, wear a jacket, or the arm warmers that are commonly worn by trike drivers. As you can see in one of the pics above, I wore a sleeveless blouse. It was totally a wrong move because even if applied sunblock every 2 hours (or more), the skin on my shoulders which is not commonly exposed to the sun on regular days got sunburned real bad.
2. Bring packed lunch. Because the whole climb can be done half day, lunch can be eaten at the peak or down the mountain. We inquired for food prices at one restaurant near Philpan, and they were expensive.
3. Bring sunglasses and/or cap. There are no trees at the peak, so to avoid the glaring sun, it's best to have one or both.
4. Just in case, bring an umbrella. It drizzled during my second hike, and if you have a history of asthma like me, it's best to be under an umbrella at that moment.