Mount Maculot – Review

Mount Maculot – was my first mountain climb and I would like to share the things that I like and don’t about it. 

The good.

  1. Mount Maculot offers a lot of scenery. There is the view from Rockies, the Summit and the Grotto.
  2. It is rich with diverse vegetation that makes the mountain very cool.
  3. It is filled with very unique looking insects.
  4. Very few mosquitoes if they have one at all, I don’t recall bitten.
  5. There are a lot of stop over where you can rest and drink. No need to carry heavy amounts of water.
  6. Although the height (930 meters above sea level) of the mountain is great the climb was not very dangerous. You just need endurance to do the long walks. There were only two parts that was hard in the descend. One part is rocky and the other muddy. Both requires rappelling.
  7. You don’t need gloves even for the Rookies because the rocks are not that  sharp to touch.
  8. If you prefer walking on cement rather mud then you can descend well on the stairs from the Grotto until you almost reach down.

The bad

  1. The only thing lacking from my experience is a waterfall but I’m sure it has one hidden somewhere.
  2. Be careful of thorny branches. You can suddenly touch them when you loose your balance.

I highly recommend this mountain for it’s beauty and right amount of challenge. It can be hard for some beginners but if you prepare yourself  this climb can be easy.

Click more to see the photos.

This is where we started. We waited for the guides here and said a prayer.

This is where we started. We waited for the guides here and said a prayer.

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Just a few feet away everyone is already taking photos in the street sign because we are photo addicted like that. LOL

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Now the start of that long walk.

Straight line please.

Straight line please.

You can expect a lot of resting area like these sometimes they are too many that it breaks your momentum.

You can expect a lot of resting area, sometimes too many that it breaks your momentum.

It was foggy that day and we were desperat to see the view. We are all waiting for the wind to blow the fog so we can take photos.

The Rockies. It was foggy that day and we were desperate to see the view. We were all waiting for the wind to blow the fog so we can take photos.

Resting area where we ate lunch.

Resting area where we ate lunch.

Our old sweet dog guide. He followed us until the base camp.

Our old sweet dog guide. He followed us until the base camp.

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This climb is only half the battle.

We have reached the summit but no view so we just take photos of ourselves looking happy and accomplished.

We have reached the summit but no view so we just take photos of ourselves looking happy and accomplished.

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You will find beautiful insects in this mountain and other animals too.

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and lush botanicals.

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One of the muddy descend.

This is one of the complicated long muddy descend.

This is one of the complicated long hard muddy descend.

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The long hard rocky descend.

The climb towards the grotto.

The climb towards the grotto.

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The grotto.

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The view from the Grotto

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Another view from the Grotto.

*Thank you to Vincent #TheAdVinceTurescapade and Ryan Corpuz for the photos.
Please feel free to share your experience by commenting below.

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