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Mt. Pico De Loro Open Climb For First Timers Is Successful

By Thesilentpal @thesilentpal

Super Mega Uber Late Post: I guess the scheduled post had some issues so I will post this anyway. Hi L.O.S.T. – TM Mountaineers, Greetings Hikers! Well, let me take this opportunity to thank first to all those who first time climbers and support crew of the said climb I’m not gonna mention your names you know who you are ahaha choz lang. I’ve been hearing positive feedback from our climb last Oct. 13-14  at Pico de Loro especially to those first time climbers and those who wasn’t able to join were asking for a part 2.

L.O.S.T. TM Mountaineers
If there is a first time definitely there will be a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on… So I’m excited to announce that we are accommodating future climbs for beginners just leave a message on the comments box below or shoot me an email at paolomer.corleone@gmail.com.
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Parrot's Peak
I manage to get some Tweets and love Facebook statuses from the participants of the climb and dear friends. Reading all this makes our heart beat faster and sure enough to guide them and climb with then again next time. Thank you so much guys!

From RJ Gutierrez:

Pico de Loro Socials Night
A salute for L.O.S.T crew for making this hiking experience safe and possible. Until the next hike
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and possible. Until the next hike
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— at Mt. Pico De Loro.

RJ via Instragam: Lezdodis again TM pips. #picodeloro #hiking #traverse #parrotsbeak #instafree #instacollage. @simpleblackdress @vittopadre @cutiemich1

From RosemarieB:

Pico de Loro from simpleblackdress

First climb with this team will make you ask for a 2nd climb. The laughter, support, concern, teamwork, discipline, and the perseverance to reach the peak. Thanks LOST support crew and first time climbers. This is a worthwhile and fulfilling adventure. thanks @iamrjmgutz @cutiemich17 for the pics.󾓃 http://instagr.am/p/QzrKSKnVVQ/

From TrueFriend (MichRa):

Pico de Loro photo from MichRa
I’ve finally embarked on my first ever climb at Mt. Pico De Loro. My experience on the trail was utterly fascinating, simply breathtaking and fully exhilarating. Thank you for the most wonderful outdoor experience. Until next time guys.
:)
— with Bryan Q. Engay and 13 others.

From Johnley Tan we got Two Thumbs Up…

Pico de Loro via water falls photo from Johnley

ONE, 2, TrEE a YouTube clip  from Vitto:

Watch it here:

Please subscribe to Vitto’s YouTube Channel after watching okay. Thanks Brother Vitto Corleone for documenting our climb. You’re the first to do it man. That’s great!

Corleone Brothers on the move
Pictures up for grabs below:

From MichRA: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleAnneRamos

From RJ: https://www.facebook.com/RalpGutierrez

From Vitto: https://www.facebook.com/VittoPadre

From Janli: https://www.facebook.com/JohnleyTan

From JahnJ: https://www.facebook.com/JahnJ

From my camera: https://www.facebook.com/KalongkongHiker

Thank you so much to all first timers that hike, climb and run with us, to all upcoming first time hikers we welcome you and to my L.O.S.T. family thank you so much for making this another successful climb you are truly a great friend and a outdoor family to climb with until our next climbs in the future.

How to get to Pico de Loro, (Ternate, Cavite ~ Nasugbu, Batangas)

Pico de Loro has two jump-off points. One is along Ternate Highway on the way to Caylabne Resort and the other one is via Nasugbu, Batangas. It is accessible from Nasugbu town proper by pump boat or a long jeepney ride along a rough road to Nasugbu. For the second jump-off site, you may take a bus ride from Manila to Nasugbu (BLTB) and from there arrange transportation for Barangay Papaya.

By Bus – Take the bus bound (Saulog) for Maragondon or Ternate Cavite at the Lawton or Liwasang Bonifacio area.  You may hire a jeepney at Maragondon Cavite to take you to the jump-off point.

By Private Car – Take the South Luzon Express way and exit at Carmona. Go towards the road of Puerto Azul. Drive toward the Magnetic Hill sign where the jump-off point is located. This is between the entry point of Puerto Azul and the military barracks.

Bits and Info:

  1. A trip to the Marine Base Beach can be added as a side-trip for this climb. It’s less than 30 minute drive from DENR outpost. The entrance fee is 30 pesos for day trippers and 60 pesos for an overnight stay. (Foreigners are not allowed in the base).
  2. There are two waterfalls in the mountain. One is near the campsite after the nipa hut at the first base camp – a short 3 minute-walk off the main trail and the other is near Maragondon Trail They are best visited during the rainy season.
  3. Traversing Pico de Loro from Ternate, Cavite to Nasugbu, Batangas is also becoming popular. A visit to the beaches of Nasugbu is a good side trip.
  4. The forest reserve is a good place to spot several species birds like hornbill, different species of insects, snakes and monkeys if you’re lucky during your visit.
  5. The 13 coves of Hamilo Coast are, Papaya Cove, Pico de Loro Cove, Santelmo Cove, Subli Cove, Baybay Cove, Etayo Cove, Balibago Cove, Arkaya Cove, Dorado Cove, Bucanita Cove, Limbones Cove, Neela Cove, and Patungan Cove.
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