Mt.Babag via Napo to RCPI

If you are in Metro Cebu, it’s impossible to miss the mighty Mt.Babag mountain range. It is aptly named Babag after the Cebuano term for block or obstruct as it divides Cebu City from the rest of Central Cebu. The mountain range boasts of several mini waterfalls and streams that bring water to mountain farms…

Mt.Hambubuyog

Towering at 820MASL, Mt.Hambubuyog is the highest peak of the quiet town of Ginatilan, Cebu. The mountain is located in Baranggay Mangcao, Sitio Hambubuyog on the mountainous regions of Ginatilan. The base of the mountain is surrounded by tropical trees and farmlands, while the peak is composed of a mixture of grassy hills and rocky…

Mt.Kan-irag via Ayala Heights

Mt.Kan-irag, also called Sirao Peak or Pedro Calungsod Peak, stands 720MASL in the highlands of Central Cebu. The peak ranks as one of the best night views of metropolitan Cebu as the surrounding scenery also showcases Mt.Pung-ol, Mt.Babag, and the venerable Balamban mountain range. The mountain is a popular destination for both day-hikes and camping excursions.…

Mt.Mizugaki (瑞牆山)

Mt.Mizugaki (瑞牆山) is a jagged 2230MASL rocky peak situated in the borders of Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures, belonging to the Okuchichibu Mountains (奥秩父山塊). It is not surprising that this mountain also belongs to the Hyakumeizan (日本百名山) or the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan because of the beautiful rock formations that constitutes its summit. I did this hike…

Mt.Kinpu (金峰山)

Mt.Kinpu (金峰山) is a rocky summit found in the borders of Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures. At 2599MASL this mountain is the tallest among the Okuchichibu Mountains (奥秩父山塊) that belong to the Hyakumeizan (日本百名山) or the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan. If travelling by public transport, the mountain can be approached either from the west via Mizugakisansou (瑞牆山荘) and the Fujimidaira Hut (富士見平小屋), or doing…

Mt.Daibosatsu (大菩薩嶺)

Mt.Daibosatsu (大菩薩嶺) is a 2056MASL mountain forest in Yamanashi Prefecture and is part of the Hyakumeizan or the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan. On clear days, it offers great views of Mt.Kumotori in the north and Mt.Fuji in the south. The ridge leading to the summit called Daibosatsu Pass (大菩薩峠) is said to be used…

Mt.Tanzawa (丹沢山) Traverse

The Tanzawa mountain range, home to the highest peaks in Kanagawa prefecture, is a must-hike for adventure seekers who live in Kanto. We did the traverse last January 10-11 on a warm and sunny winter day. The trail starts at Okura bus stop where you will be introduced to a lush green forest even in…