Mount Iraya is located on Batan Island, the second largest of the Batanes Islands, in the province of Batanes, in the Luzon Strait, north of the island of Luzon, Philippines.
Mount Iraya is the northernmost active volcano in the Philippines, a heavily forested stratovolcano, the mountain of winds, literally. Windy as hell!
Having a superb view from the summit was as scarce as hen’s teeth because of the perennial cloud cover.
Mount Iraya is home to the Batanes pit viper, an arboreal snake that is just one of the abundant endemic flora and fauna species in the island.
I enjoyed hiking and running the tricky root strewn, slippery muddy and at times steep, rugged terrain with thick forest vegetation which made even more fun by the aftermath of Super Typhoon Odette (USAGI).
The trail is hardly noticeable at some point,
sometimes seems a bit fictitious.
15°C at 3300+ft above sea level
Windy as hell!
Japanese-constructed World War II tunnel and water reservoir at the foot of Mount Iraya.
World War II Japanese glass bottle