downloadBeautifully lush and forested, ensconced in the mountain ranges of Sorsogon facing the Pacific, and best of all, dayhikable from Legazpi City, Mt. Pulog in the municipality of Bacon is one of Bicol’s best-kept hiking secrets. It is, of course, not to be mistaken with Mt. Pulag, the famous highest mountain in Luzon, which is also sometimes pronounced Pulog, and therefore spelled as such.
Mt. Pulog is one of several dayhikes that can be staged from Legazpi City. In April 2011, Iron Lady Jo Steven and I dayhiked six mountains in one week, all staged from Legazpi: Asog, Malinao, Masaraga, Mayon (yes, it can be dayhiked via the New Trail), Binanderahan in Rapu-Rapu, and Pulog. You just have to take an early morning bus to Sorsogon City, and from there, take a jeepney to Bacon and ask to be dropped off at Brgy. Sta. Cruz, where you can get a guide.
At first, you walk through rural woodlands where abaca and pili are common sights; ask your guide if the native, sour fruit called hagis is in season – it is a nice trail food! After 1-1.5 hours, you will be in the Campsite, which offers good views of the Pacific ocean and of the town of Bacon. This is the halfway point in the trail.



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