Wrangler continues the search for intrepid and spirited seekers of adventure who share their stories of travel and even take risks to reveal the beauty of the Philippines.
True Wanderer’s two years has made an impact to all types of wanderers. The well-loved denim for free and daring spirits are now inviting not just bikers but a wider audience of True Wanderers to inspire people to grab the experience to be the next Open Road Hero.
Have a taste for adventure?
Twenty finalists will get a chance to embark on a 3-day journey to finish four challenges that’ll test an Open Road Hero’s wits, skills and smack for peril. Afterwards, finalists will create photos of different themes per week. Their shots will be posted weekly on Wrangler’s Facebook page with a story as to how travelling inspires their inner Open Road Hero.
The grand winner, chosen by a panel of judges including Wrangler ambassador Jericho Rosales, will win an all-expense-paid trip to Batanes for two, P100,000 worth of Wrangler gear, and the title of an Open Road Hero.
Adventurers who’d like to join must post a travel photo captioned with your story of why you are an Open Road Hero on Facebook with the hashtags #TrueWanderer and #Live2Wander. Don’t forget to tag Wrangler’s Facebook account at facebook.com/WranglerPH.
Deadline of entries is before April 19 and a maximum of 3 entries per person will be accepted.
Don’t miss out on the chance to join this wild ride and share your amazing stories to the world. Who knows, you just might be the next Open Road Hero. Watch the video below for more information about being a #TrueWanderer!
If it’s your first time hiking and been wanting to make your first steps out into the wilderness then Mt. Balagbag is the perfect mountain for you to try.
Located in Rodriguez, Rizal, this mountain is fairly easy to climb with a rewarding view of the gold, barren fields of the nearby mountain range of Sierra Madre and overlooking nearby cities.
Sierra Madre mountains as seen on the trail.
[/media-credit] You can drive with your 4x4s up to the base top of the mountain.
The hike starts off easy with trails varying from a short paved walk and then up uneven ground winding your way through the small neighboring mountains. You will pass by many houses going up to the 2nd registration point that is minutes away from the mountain peak. You will also encounter lots of bikers when going on a weekend hike.
An easy commute going to the jump-off point, wide and easy trail and a rewarding view makes Mt. Balagbag one of your best options for first-time hike. Warm up those sleeping muscles and get hiking!
Mt. Balagbag trail
The gold and barren Mt. Balagbag.
The nearby Sierra Madre mountains.
Sun protection is a must!
- Bring at least 1 liter of water, or more if you tend to hydrate more. The trail and the summit are barren and there are little to no shade. Keep yourself hydrated at all time to avoid getting tired easily.
- Since the mountain does not have tree-cover, be prepared with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, arm covers.
- Wear comfortable trainers. The hike does not require specialized shoes for the mountains but wearing a good pair of rubber shoes would be best. Don’t climb in your doll shoes, ladies. (Believe us, we saw one)
- You can have a picnic lunch at the summit, there are a few benches there you can use.
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HOW TO GET THERE
- From Cubao, take a bus going to Tungko, P55
- Alight at Jollibee Tungko, head to BDO and look for the terminal to Licao-Licao and board the jeep to the jump off point, P27
- Same way going back 😉
- 1st registration at the barangay elementary school, P 10
- 2nd registration point, P 20