Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mt. Kalisungan

The 2nd Stop of 2009!!!!!!!!!!!



MT. KALISUNGAN
Calauan, Laguna
June 27-28, 2009

By Lakwatsero

Jump-off point: Erais Farms, Brgy. Lamot, Calauan
LLA: 14° 08.790N; 121° 20.683E; 760 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2.5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2

In Laguna, there is a mountain that has many names. Some call it Mt. Calauan or Mt. Nagcarlan after the two towns it borders; others call it Mt. Lamot because it lies in Brgy. Lamot, and it may have been a mossy forest a long time ago. There is growing consensus, however, that this mountain, rising to 760 MASL, should be known as Mt. Kalisungan.

Japanese guerillas, at the twilight of World War II, made Mt. Kalisungan their last stand in Laguna. Afterwards, locals erected a white cross at its peak. It has become a local Holy Week custom to climb the mountain. Throughout the year, Mt. Kalisungan receives ample rainfall, and because of its relatively rustic location, its great charm lies in its serenity.

Verdant fields surround the slopes of Kalisungan. There are coconut trees, banana plantations, corn fields, citrus orchards, and vast grasslands leading to the summit. As one goes higher, the view becomes more distinct: directly in front of you, to the north, is Talim island with its Mt. Tagapo shaped like a young woman’s breast; you can also see Jalajala peninsula jutting into Laguna Lake like a ship, with Mt. Sembrano on its helm. Moving your eyes to east, the highlands of Caliraya appear. And once you reach the peak, you will be able to glimpse upon the seven lakes of San Pablo, flanked by Mt. Cristobal and Mt. Banahaw. Then, from a distance there is Mt. Makiling, to the west, completing the circle.

In this climb, we were not complete, the missing in action areLORD and RYE........
We climb this mountain together with Johari.......and with the SPI MC (Laguna) headed by Gilbert.....

Suggested Itinerary (Night trek):

Day 1

1400 Board Green Star bus bound to Sta. Cruz, Laguna (from LRT Buendia)
1630 Arrive at Victoria, Laguna (at the Dunk Junction). Take tricycle to Brgy. Lamot, Calauan, Laguna
1700 ETA Brgy. Lamot (ERAIS Farm) ; arrange for the guide
(you may park your vehicle inside ERAIS farm)
1715 Start trek
2000 ETA summit. (mark of White Cross)
2030 Dinner
2130 Socials
2300 Lights out

Day 2

0600 Wakeup time
0700 Breakcamp
0730 Start Descent
1030 ETA jumpoff point (back at ERAIS Farm)
1130 ETD for Victoria, Laguna (via Tricycle from Brgy. Lamot)
1200 ETA at the Dunnk Junction
1230 ETD for Manila
1600 ETA Manila


At the jumpoff point...Erais farm....as you can see at the back is the peak of Mt. Kalisungan......

What a beautiful view.................Mt. Kalisungan here we are........


Actually climbing mountain in night style.....is a bit scary.......but can as you can see are scared......Hey.....johari..................ang sweet............night trek with your loveone (left photo)..




as usual......ano pa ba ang ginagawa sa bundok........................Socials all the way even if it is raining.....hehehe





The summiteers..........from left(Jaja(slim), Jaja(sexy),of course me(brian), johari, renchie, and ibanaks.....
on the other pic...we were with our guides........and doggy(?)........hehehehe......


The post climb.........eating time at Chowking Calauan............ang sarap...............till the next climb......

3 comments:

lakwatsero's said...

so ano masasabi nyo.....masarap ba magnight trek..

LakwatsQuiero said...

ok lang pero medyo mahirap..

regieboy said...

OO nga maputik pa kasi maulan madaming dulas moment kc madilim.
Pero masarap makipagsocial kasi malamig sarap uminom.
A totally different adventure.

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