October 28, 2014

Picturesque Mt. Yangbaw (Or Mt. Jumbo To Some) In La Trinidad, Benguet

About two kilometers from the main highway that runs through the town of La Trinidad in Benguet is a series of rolling hills collectively referred to by people in the area as either Mount Yangbaw or Mount Jumbo. On top of the mountain, you can see a full view of the La Trinidad Valley below. Also seen from afar are portions of nearby Baguio City.

Mt. Jumbo is mostly grassy with just a few stunted pine trees dotting the area. It's a nice alternative for hikers who don't want to go far to climb a mountain. Coming from Tawang Central, getting to the top of the mountain can take about 30 minutes.

It's best to climb the mountain early in the morning or later in the afternoon as the heat can be rather harsh with the sun up high. The only shade in the area is a clump of small pine trees where a makeshift campfire is also located.