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Pico de Loro Hike

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on February 16, 2014 in Photos |

Pico de Loro has a hiking trail in Maragondon, Cavite. Reggie and I, along with some friends went up the trail yesterday. The others were much faster than us, so we decided to just go at it at our own pace and enjoy the hike.

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Rene and Reggie going down one of the many inclines

The path seemed to be a dried up river bed, so I think going through this trail during the rainy season would be a muddy, slippery climb. We were lucky that most of the trail is dry and clearly marked.

Reggie making her way down

Reggie making her way down

Taking Five at a convenient spot

 

A defined, rocky trail

A defined, rocky trail

At one point, the trail splits and heads to a quarry. There’s a clearly marked sign when to turn.

Reggie and Mars having a photo op

Reggie and Mars

 

Rene and Mars

Rene and Mars

We didn’t go all the way to the summit, as when we reached Base Camp 1, we were told it was going to take another 3 hours. Considering how out of shape we were, we didn’t think it was prudent to go all the way. Instead, we had a leisurely lunch and a siesta before heading back to the jump off point.

On the way back, we took it leisurely to enjoy what the forest could offer.

Wild flower along the trail

Wild flower along the trail

 

Vines strangling up a tree

Vines strangling up a tree

 

A complicated spider's web

A complicated spider’s web Rene found

 

A frog-shaped rock

A frog-shaped rock

 

Cicada exoskeleton in the bush

Cicada exoskeleton in the bush

 

 

A tree splitting a rock in two

A tree splitting a rock in two

How far did we really go? The trail in blue is where we traveled back and forth.

Pico de Loro Trail we took on Google Maps

Pico de Loro Trail we took on Google Maps

How fast did we go?

Hiking Stats

Hiking Stats for the return trip to jump off point

Would we go again? Yes, we would. Just to be able to say we reached the summit. Though I’d get another trekking pole, instead of using just one.

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