A trip we consider as a continuation of our Operation Palaboy.
Hmmm… No itineraries and concrete plan, really.
We just wanted to chill.
OPERATION PALABOY 2: MOUNT BANOY
Mount Banoy is located at Lobo, Batangas and is considered a minor climb with a difficulty level of 3/9. Major jump-off point is at Sitio Malabnig, Brgy. Balatbat, Lobo but you can also try Talumpok East as your jump-off point just like what we did. For Talumpok East jump-off, you’ll pass by a lot of sitios; you also have the option to take a tricycle and start the trek from a small sari-sari store where you can see the map of Mount Banoy.
Again, keeping the lesson I have learned from my 1st climb, “Climbing is not a sports; it’s not a race”, we enjoyed the beautiful spots in the different sitios we passed by. It was so great to see the locals flashed their warm smiles at you, greeting you and making some small chit-chats. I even learned that some locals will go to a noontime show to promote their local product, Walis Tambo.
After our quick dinner, we were not able to do a lot of socials that night since the wind was so strong, it gave everyone a chill.
Good Morning Mount Banoy!!!
I woke up at around 4:30 am to prepare breakfast for the group and to have my semi ‘Me’ time, thanking God for another opportunity to see the beauty of His creation.
At 5:30 am, it was still too foggy, we were not able to see the sunrise. Hoping that we could witness the sunrise from the Summit just like what we experienced in Mount Gulugod, we started our trek to the summit before 6 am.
To the summit and beyond! 🙂
This trip to Mount Banoy with Sidetrip to Talumpok Falls cost Php346/pax (food and softdrinks not included).