Hiking through the trails in the foothills of Mt. Banoy, Batangas City Philippines is an interesting proposition. The lower areas are more lush with a profusion of vegetation particularly buri palm, bamboo groves and coconut trees. As one ascends, the land feels drier and the vegetation becomes more scraggly. But then one is rewarded with breathtaking views. A special treat was a honey laden beehive inside a fallen tree trunk.