Baco, Oriental Mindoro
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This is a major river crossing before you can reach Mt. Halcon. - Dulangan River.
There is a campsite nearby and this is where we camped for 2 nights. Unlimited water supply plus our very own private pool.
This is one of the reasons also why there is a need to get a guide. They know if it's safe to cross the river and continue with the trek or not. River can really swell even if it's summer time.
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One of the country's knife edge trilogy mountains with trail difficulty rating of 9/9 by Pinoy Mountaineer. And it was truly a 9/9!
Right from the jump off at Barangay Lantuyan, it was ascent all the way. A lot of river crossings but since it's summer, you just have to scramble on the rocks. Do expect limatiks or leeches along the trail.
You can only climb Mt. Halcon from February-May. It's closed for the rest of the year. Getting a permit from the municipality of Baco is a must and you must reserve a slot. Getting a guide is mandatory.
*Photo taken at the knife edge portion of Mt. Halcon. We only have 5minutes clearing so it was all white. It was worth it though!
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