First climb in Laguna this time, it was Mt. Mabilog situated in San Pablo, Laguna. From San Pablo town proper we rode a jeepney bound to Nagcarlan or Liliw and got off Barangay Sta Catalina . We walked to Pandin Lake (one of San Pablo’s seven lakes) in able to climb the mountain. We passed by Lake Yambo.
Photo-op at the lake is mandatory, kasi madungis na kami after the trek. Guide’s fee is Php. 300, we were just two. Mt. Mabilog is 441 MASL, the trail was mostly banana plantation and what happened to me was I stumble and fell for more than five times. The supposed to be two hours hike turned out to three hours. We started at nine and reached the summit almost 12 noon. The cloudy skies prohibited us to enjoyed the summit, after few minutes of rest and recreation, we decided to descent because the heavy rain started to fall. At around 1:30 in the afternoon we were at Lake Pandin, we were more faster descending, the halo-halo was a bliss for me after the tiring trek.
We also swam in the lake along with the locals. It’s kinda clean naman kaya kebs lang. It’s refreshing to swam while the heaven was crying loudly – iba din sa pakiramdam. We had fun with the locals, chatting with them about their lives and means of fun which is splurging in the lake.
The bad side in this trip, we got sick after.