Masungi Georeserve, Baras, Rizal

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Adventure time!

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Just the entrance to Masungi Georeserve

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To visit Masungi Georeserve, you need to reserve with them first super ahead of time. It is also more convenient if you have your own vehicle going to the place since there are only a few buses passing by the area

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Before you proceed to the trail, you will first need to attend the seminar where they discuss all the do’s and don’ts of the area. It is also a requirement that each group (minimum of 7 members, joiners are welcome, too) is guided by one of their attendants.

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Safety kit, helmet, flashlight, water, and other essentials will be provided, too. But will be returned (except water) after completing the trail. There are comfort rooms in the vicinity, too, so there’s no problem getting called by nature

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Most stones were slippery due to rain during that day. Glad I wore my sister’s shoes. I also recommend insect repellent

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There are rare species of plants in the area, too.

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So the 3-4 hour trail starts with this net over here. By the way, the whole area is made of hundred year-old limestone rocks.

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It just feels bad to know that illegal logging nearly destroyed the area. Good thing it was restored and protected.

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Hanging bridge after Sapot. There’s no way you will miss this, you have no choice.

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We stayed in this area for 20 minutes just for photo ops

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If you’re afraid of heights, you will surely conquer that fear. It’s simply beautiful, and besides THERE’S NO TURNING BACK!

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Sapot (web), a favorite photo ops area

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One of their comfort rooms, I could poop all day! Kidding!

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View of Laguna de Bay from Sapot
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From here, you can have a nice view of Laguna de bay.

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Groupfie! We just can’t do this pose.NOT!

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I wish I had unlimited supply of spektre sunglasses
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I was literally catching my breath.
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“Tatay” (father) has the taller peak than “Nanay” (mother)
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Warning! If you drop anything down there, there’s no getting it back! Unless you wait for it to be found – a total hassle for the Masungi Georeserve staff. So hold your things tightly and try not to interrupt their business

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Nobody told me I was near the edge of death. Nyay!

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On our way to “Nanay” thru “Duyan (swing).” The wind up there was so cold, and it rained so we had to slow down a bit.

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That’s “duyan” behind me.
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“Patak” (drop/ drip) area. 

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“Patak”
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At Nanay‘s peak

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You’ll totally sweat a lot so bring extra clothes for changing after the trail. 

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After completing the trail, fresh lemon juice with banana and bread awaits you at Silungan (shelter). They will also give you a cold towel to refresh.
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The trail was well designed so it’s not too dangerous, just don’t be reckless. 
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