Short Trek to Mt. Malauban
Brgy. San Lorenzo, San Pablo City, Laguna
by lakwatserong tatay
This is the fourth of the seven lakes that we visited that day, and also one of the twin lakes of San Pablo. Lake Yambo. This lake is can reachable with the same access of Lake Pandin, were you will trek for almost 20-30 minutes to reach Lake Pandin. But the difference between this 2 lakes, is you must have to rent the bamboo rafts and trek the hill called as Mt. Malauban located in Lake Pandin before you could see the scenic view of Lake Yambo. Mt. Malauban peak's serves as the barrier between this beautiful and scenic lakes.
|Lake Yambo Marker|
|Jump off point to Mt. Malauban before you will see Lake Yambo|
|Xplorerboyz @ Trekking to Mt. Malauban|
Based from sevenlakes.org....website....A very rich couple lived in a beautiful house surrounded by a entensive fuit orchard and flower garden. They had and could have anything that money could buy. However, despite the rich, comfort and convinience of life that they have, the couple were still lonely. They prayed continuingly that if they would be favored with a child, they would do anything that they might be asked to do. After twnety years of married life, their prayers was answered. A fairy lady showed up to inform them that their prayers would be granted provided, however, that the lady baby to be born should not be allowed to set foot on mother earth; otherwise, something terrible would be fall the family.
A daughter was born to the rejoicing couple, and the girl grew up to be a beautiful woman. All these years she had never set foot on mother earth. Then a young man invited her to come down the house and promenade with him about the green orchard, but the girl demurred. Suddenly the young man grabbed the ball of thread and threw it out of the window, and would not listen to the pleadings of the girl to retrive the ball for she could not get if herself. Angrily, the girl forgot her parents's instructions and got out of the house to get back her ball of thread. She has hardly stepped on mother earth when a terrible noise followed by the cracking grumble of the earth and the heavy downpour eventually converted the orchard into a twin lagunes separated from each other by a bare strip of land. Learning about the story, fate of the two lovers, the peole of the nearby villages named one lagune after the girl who was Pandin, and the other after the boy's name Yambo.
Below is the scenic view of Lake Yambo from Mt. Malauban. We did not have the chance to swim on this lake because of the availability of rafts. But i think if you are in the other side of this lake, you could have the chance to swim on this lake. Just like what we do in Lake Pandin.
|Lake Yambo is been Xplored......|
|Lakwatserong Tatay @ Top of Mt. Malauban & view of Lake Yambo|