The view of Mt. Batulao’s Twin Peaks when you are on your way to Batangas via Tagaytay, is somewhat majestic. It looks different from the usual Philippine Mountains because it resembles the European Alps though a much smaller version. This is due to its tree-less peak covered with cogon grass making it look more like a snow-capped mountain. Mt Batulao is a famous camping ground for scouts and ROTC trainees. This was due to the fact that it is close to Manila and has wide camping and training grounds.
Climbing Mt. Batulao is one exciting experience. The view of the Taal Lake, the Batangas province, the South China Sea, and the surrounding mountains like Talamitam and Pico de Loro will definitely fulfill your visual senses. The small open summit will also encourage you to shout, “I am on top of the word!” Batangas that is.
It was an exciting experience for me when I and my officemate decided to climb the Mountain of Mount Batulao. I’m not the type of person who loves adventure but I decided to try even just once. It was my first time to climb a mountain and I was so afraid of walking beside the cliff I thought I can no longer finish the trail but I did. We felt the inevitable pain, the unending agony, the wounds from sharp and itchy grass, the thirst, the weight on our backs, the tears, dirt, and sweat in our eyes, the thirst that we quenched, the cramps on our legs, the shortness in our breath. But as we reach the top of Mount Batulao everything just swept away and were so excited to drop our bags, let go of our travel sticks, sat down, take a picture and enjoyed the breath-taking view. I had another great adventure on this mountain trying to conquer my fears and reach the top of the mountain. I just realized that we are so blessed to finish the trail with safe climbing and great memories on top of the Mountains.