13 Reasons Why You Should Hike Mt. Mabilog

I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of our Hike. More Specifically, why we climb Mt. Mabilog. And if you’re reading this blog, you’re one of the reason why.

Hello! Welcome to our Tape.

Tape No. 1: Easy Go Lucky Trail

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own.”

Mt. Mabilog is the Heart and Soul of San Pablo Laguna.

One of the reason why we choose Mt. Mabilog to be our next destination is because we want a relax climb this summer.

We can’t denied that we are all stressed in our daily routine. We work big time just to pay the bills every month end.  For us, Having those struggles keep us going.

Like the trail of Mt. Mabilog, We should aslo try to make Life Easy and the summit of success would be remarkably beautiful.

Tape No. 2: The Future will be green or not at all

“Your Pain is important to other people.”

Are you sad being alone? Don’t! You always have your family and friends who will lift you up when you’re down.

Sometimes, I do feel lonely and belittle myself. But I don’t dwell about it too much now.

Look at the trees, they are stationary living in the forest. Don’t you think that they are sad too? I don’t think so because they  already know their ultimate Purpose in Life.

Someday, we will also be like those trees that stand out in the crowd with a unique purpose. Tall and Strong, Unyielding to adversities and elegantly share the beautiful Green Leaves of life to give an inspiration to every breath of our Family and Friends.

Tape No. 3: Honesty Shot

“No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the life of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.”

When are the last time you Laugh?

I know that I can’t make you Laugh by just saying “Laugh hard now” but the pictures below can make it somehow.  Hahaha!

Let’s  bring happiness and impact to the lives that surround us with Joyous Praise.

Honesty Shot

Inhale Shot

Tape No. 4: Thrilling Camping Experience

“It has to get better. The way we treat each other and look out for each other. It has to get better somehow.”

Life is Hard. And there will be times that you feel like giving up. My friend, rest but never quit.

Start saying Yes to new experiences even it’s tough. Climb a mountain, Build a Tent, Camp and wait for the sunset and trek unexplored paradise.

Tape No.5: Cooking In a Moo!

There are people who sacrifice their time to make something for us.

For example in camping, there should be at least one person who will take initiative to cook food for the team. Believe it or not, he do it without expecting in return. Be grateful! And  try to be more like him on the next climb.

“We thank You Lord, for all you give; the food we eat, the lives we live; and to our loved ones far away, please send your blessings, Lord we pray. And help us all to live our days with thankful hearts and loving ways. Amen.”

Tape No. 6: Uno Game, Friendship Over

“But sometimes there’s nothing left to do but move on.”

Our friends will hurt us. It’s sad but true.

Playing Uno Game will surely test the spirit of friendship. You have to make a  good strategy  for the next player from you to lose.

Being Fair will not let you win the game. I am not telling you to push your friend to Lose for you to grip success. Rather, have a positive mind  that whatever kind of cards they throw, you wouldn’t judge and freak out. Let those cards pass in your hands. Remember, reconciliation is a decision that you take in your heart.

Tape No. 7: Panoramic View of MT. Cristobal and Mt. Banahaw

“A flood of emotions rushes into me. Pain and Anger. Sadness and Pity. But most surprising of all, Hope.”

Take pictures to capture memories.

Social media is great way to express yourself. You can take a photo while eating, driving or walking. You can also dance and make a viral videos to share the happy moments of your life.

That’s why I am so thankful to my friends who bring  their high end camera ( Like SLR) to capture the beauty of natures and posting it on instagram and facebook.

To enjoy Life more, one should bring out the best camera while taking the panoramic View of life. Move slowly from left to right and let’s see how it will unfold towards the end. Smile and have fun doing something different.

Tape No. 8: Jump Shot OverLoad

“Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true that aren’t really how we feel but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.”

Playing like a child is not bad when you’re in late 20’s.

We need this feeling of excitement to renew our souls. Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.

Jump Now and be Brave enough to face the next sequel of the story.

Tape No. 9: The Sunrise of Mt. Mabilog

“You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is now.”

To look back all the time is boring.

The greatest thing about where our life is right now is its very relaxed and chill while looking at the magnificent sunrise of Mt. Mabilog.

And every morning is the start of the day to make our future and try to make our dreams a reality of tomorrow.

Tape No. 10: Yambo Lake from the Distance

Some Places are difficult to find and to look in. Like Yambo lake, it is such a magnificent Lake but only few visit it.  Why? because its hard to get into it.

Don’t try to be a Lake that people just get into it. It’s hard to preserve the beauty of a Lake when many strangers are swarming around it.

Choose the people who visit your Lake because they are the ones who will take care and treasure all of your gifts.

Tape No. 11: Pandin Lake Beautiful Scenery

Lake is a landscape of Peace. When you look into its water, you can feel the serenity it have which can radiant to your being.

It’s one of the reason why tourists are going to Pandin Lake. They want to experience a peaceful getaway while enjoying the delicious food of the place.

We must all have this comfort and peaceful corner where we can just enjoy the Nature and be ourselves. And I think Pandin Lake is one of the best place you should go when you are near Manila, Laguna and Batangas.

Find a place that offer you peace. It will give you unexplained answers when you are confused or having difficulties in Life.

Tape No. 12: Side Trip to Cook Meat

Don’t deprive yourself when you want something to fulfill your craves for foods.  Just eat and enjoy the good stuff while we can with the people we have now.

Life has the funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again.

Tape No. 13:  Side Trip to Si Christina Gateau Sans Rival

Always have a sweet goodbye. For the next time you travel again with someone you loved it will be sweeter.

That’s the essence of travelling, There’s no Goodbyes.

I’ll see you soon, then.

I know It is quite different sa mga blog na ginawa ko. hehe But this time, I want to inspire those people na naguguluhan sa life nila. May it become their motivation to uplift their Life.

Thanks sa malulupet na Pictures. Lara Michael and Claris.

Thanks sa nakakabusog na Diner. Ivan and Josh.

Thanks sa mouthwatering na snack. Alvin, Lanny and Vane.

What is your 13 reason why of exploring the nature? I hope not only to fulfill ourselves to the views but most especially to encourage others to do the same.



2:00pm – Meet Up in San Pablo Jollibee.

2:30pm – ETD from San Pablo (Take jeeps headed to Nagcarlan or Liliw)

2:45pm – ETA at Sto. Angel

3:15pm – ETA at Pandin Lake

5:00pm – ETA at the Summit of Mt. Mabilog.

7:00pm to 10:00pm – Socialize and Play Uno Game.


6:00am to 7:30am – breakfast and star of descent.

9:30am – Arrival at Pandin Lake. Rest. Take Pictures or you can take your early lunch.

10:00:am to 11:15 – Arrival at jump Off of Sto Angel. Tidy up.

11:30am- Arrival to Si Christina Gateau Sans Rival to taste some its sweetest Cakes.

12:45pm – Arrival at Cook Meat to take Lunch.



Calamba Laguna to San Pablo Laguna – 45php

San Pablo Cathedral to Sto. Angel Jump Off Point: 13php

Guide to Mt. Mabilog – 500php (optional), just go to Barangay hall for environment fee.

Pandin Lake Lunch – 360php (food and rafting), 200 (rafting only, bring your own food)

Cook Meat – 360php (Eat all you can)

Si Christina Gateau Sans Rival Cake – Slices range from 150 to 400.

Pandin Lake Contact No.: 09079952983



Quotes are from 13 Reason Why TV Series.


2 thoughts on “13 Reasons Why You Should Hike Mt. Mabilog

  1. Henry says:

    Hello po, plan po namin mag Mt. Mabilog overnight. Safe po ba magovernight sa summit? Wala po ba babala mga locals about overnight?


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