Travel

Mount Crocodile

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Mount Crocodile
Brgy. Piape, Padada, Davao del Sur
My passion of seeing places is out of my curiosity. I am curious how people from other places live. I am fascinated how they are able to adapt the kind of environment they have. So, I schedule hopping from one place to another, even if it means I need to climb a mountain solo and at noon where snakes are hunting for food.

I went to this place alone, an hour or two away from Davao City. It is called Mount Crocodile. This mountain is located in Brgy. Piape, Padada, Davao del Sur. Its former names are Piape Hill and Itakura Hill. The name comes from the form of mountain range as viewed from above. It was declared as the Municipal’s Ecotourism and Reservation Area by the Local Government of Padada. Locals do occasional camping at the peak and then make a final destination in the beaches below it. It offers a breath taking view of the gulf of Padada, rice field and mountain range. Since it is a protected area, the Municipality of Padada had placed railings for camping area and developed the trail. I think a motorcycle and a car can reach the one of its view deck.

There I learned that it is not easy to trek alone especially if you are a lady. And if you are afraid of snakes, don’t do the trek at noon, I think they are roaming around for food. Or I was just scared. Good thing the locals living in the jump off are kind enough to check on me after 30 minutes. And glad I just had a short trek.

Budget:
Bus Fare to Padada (Bragy. Piape) is 75 pesos.
Tricycle Fare to Mount Crocodile is 30 pesos.
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