"A new trail in Maculot, where?" - this was the question that bugged my mind, and probably Doc Gideon's as well, when we heard that a new trail has now been opened in Mt. Maculot. We became so curious with it that on the day that followed the night when we were just conversing about this new trail, we went to Cuenca, Batangas to check it out.
Saturday - February 16, 2013
Early in the morning, Doc Gideon and I went to Mt. Maculot for a quick hike via this new trail. At first, nothing seemed to be different. It was like the usual Mt. Maculot (rockies) dayhike, we registered on the same registration area for Maculot Rockies (registration fee remains at P10) then started the trek from Mountaineer Store.
Wondering where we could find this new trail, we asked the people at the base of the mountain. All of them were saying, "just keep going, the very obvious trail signs leading to the new trail will not go unnoticed.."
|arrows leading to the new trail|
Relative to the old trail, the early parts of the new trail was a lot easier. Gradually ascending and has plenty of trees and branches to cling on. But as we go further, the terrain has turned too loose and steep, thus slippery. As for the distance, I guess they're almost the same. We noticed too that more spaces allotted for buko juice vendors and resting stations were created along the trail. I can smell business rolling in this new trail!
|spacious resting stations to cater buko vendors and hikers that need rest badly.|
O diba parang pwede nang pag-dausan ng misa.
|Taal Lake as seen from Mt. Maculot Rockies.|
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|that priceless smile brought by the view from the rockies.|
Woohoo to my 3rd Mt. Maculot hike.