Monday, May 29, 2017

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Summer Ender : Hiking At Bocaue Peak, Cebu City!

Nah! There's no ending for Summer season - I just love this time of the year! (Of course, next to Christmas and New Year!) But it's not good to have a hot season all throughout the year. So, I decided to name that last "Hurrah" as our Summer Ender activity. Because the struggles going to the top of Bocaue Peak are definitely real for non-hikers like me, so when we made it to the top of the mountain, we did our hurrah! Victory it is!

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu



FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
On my way to the top! Pic by Hanventures.net
Some Bloggers and a group of friends went on a hike last Sunday. At first, we decided to go to RCPI Tower via long route but when we passed beyond the Seven Towers, we finally settled to experience the breath-taking views of the City and the Mountain as we stepped at the Peak of Bocaue! Yes, two side views in one Peak (Actually a panoramic view of Cebu)!

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
On my way to the first tower
Hannah Suquib of Hanventures.net
Hannah Suquib of Hanventures.net

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Shade selfie in first tower

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Our view from the second tower
It took us almost four hours to reach the Seven Towers located in the mountainous area of Barangay Babag, Cebu City. That climb was not easy as there are many muddy and slippery paths we conquered. Not to mention the heavy rain that we enjoyed during our way back to the City. We appreciate the patience and effort that "Tibu Padidit" have given to us. So basically, there are at least two choices in going to Bocaue Peak but we chose the trail from Napo to Bocaue then Bonbon as we went back to the City in the afternoon.

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Selfie under the tower

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Hello Second Tower!!!

No wonder, it is a training area of some of the mountain climbers. A number of obstacles welcomed us on our way to the top. There are thick shrub leaves and big lush of grasses, short hair-raising steeps, slippery downward slopes - to name a few ingredients of our adventure going to the top!

Groufie while resting! Pic by Hanventures.net


Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
On our way to the seventh Tower

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
The group going to the 5th tower

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Almost there (7th Tower)

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Finally! 7th Tower!

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Finally! on the 7th heaven!

How to get to Bocaue Peak? (Itinerary)
8:00 - 8:15 AM   Meetup at Guadalupe Church (get a habal-habal ride in just PHP 20 per person going to Sitio Napo)
8:30 AM Jump-off at Napo Basketball Court (You can buy at least 2 liters of water in a sari-sari store here)
9:00 AM Start the walk/trek
9:15 AM Start 7 towers trail
12:15 PM Lunch at a sari-sari store just below the 7th tower mountain
1:15 PM Resume Trek (going to Bocaue)
2:30 PM         Arrive at Bocaue Peak
3:00 PM Start trek to Bonbon (going back to the City)
5:30 PM         Arrive in Bonbon (get a Habal-habal ride in just PHP 40 each person going to JY Square Mall)
6:00 PM Arrive in JY Square Mall

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Panoramic View of Bocaue Peak

Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Cebu  Best Blogger  Mark Monta in Bocaue Peak Cebu
Group pic at the top of Bocaue Peak! Pic by Hanventures.net
Group pic at the top of Bocaue Peak! Pic by Hanventures.net

Group pic at the top of Bocaue Peak! Pic by Hanventures.net
Group pic at the top of Bocaue Peak! Pic by Hanventures.net

Group pic at the top of Bocaue Peak! Pic by Hanventures.net
Groufie at the top of Bocaue Peak! Pic by Hanventures.net
Most Important NOTES:
*** Make sure you brought your own water and foods before the meet-up
*** Wear comfortable trekking outfit (Do not wear slippers - trekking sandals or shoes is recommended)
*** Bring extra clothes and hand towels
*** Bring Dry bags because most of the time, it's raining in this area
*** Bring medicine kits especially alchohol, band-aids and other needed meds.
*** Get a good sleep a night before the climb. Enjoy!!!

Niel Jarina of Tribu Padidit in Bocaue Peak
Niel Jarina of Tribu Padidit in Bocaue Peak
Who to Contact as Guide?
You can search Tribu Padidit or Niel Cordova Jarina on Facebook.




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Mark Monta is the Founder of Cebu Bloggers Society and Best Cebu Blogs Awards. He is the Blogger behind this FaceCebu.net and Fitness Blog, www.CebuFitnessBlog.com.