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FUN CLIMB: Mt. Isarog, Camarines Sur (ON HOLD)

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Mt. Isarog is a stratovolcano located in the province of Camarines Sur, Southeastern Luzon. Bordering the park at the North are the municipality of Tinambac and San Miguel Bay; at the South by the municipalities of Pili and Ocampo; the municipality of Goa at the East, and the floodplain of Camarines Sur in the West.

Mt. Isarog is located 300 kilometers southeast of Manila near Naga City in the Camarines Sur province. Rising 1,966 meters above the Lagonoy Gulf Mt. Isarog is a second highest mountain in the Bicol Region. Isarog National Park encompasses 10,100 hectares covered with green luscious forests. It has a number of trails but the most famous of which is the trail via Panicuason in Naga.

The view from the summit is spectacular. From the western side, you can see Pili and Naga Camarines Sur with the green fields and the other Bicol Mountains as its backdrop, including the majestic Mt. Mayon. The Rangas River on the other hand can be seen from the eastern side of the mountain. Mt. Isarog is an in-active volcano. Its last recorded eruption was on 1641.

It has one of the area's largest concentrations of virgin rainforest with a wide variety of plants and animals. Like Mt. Banahaw, the mountain is also called "Vulcan de Agua" or more precisely, the water mountain" since it has numerous springs and streams flowing from its slopes. Mt.Isarog is also known as "Hundred Waterfalls Mountain".