Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mt. Maculot Climb

Mount Macolod, sometimes called Mount Makulot is a mountain located in north-west of Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines.

This mountain is a tourist attraction to the municipality. The mountain is about 600 m (2,000 ft) tall and it is also located next to Taal Lake.Mount Makulot, a 600-meter (2,000 feet) high volcanic rock wall, is said to be part of Taal Volcano’s crater rim. Some scientists[who?] contend that Taal Volcano was once a massive volcano before a violent eruption caused the slopes to cave in. This caused water to rush in, forming a lake that left only the tip of the previous peak exposed, and that is now known as the current Volcano Island. The slopes of the previous volcano now formed ridges surrounding the lake, with Mount Makulot as the highest volcanic cone on the south side, Tagaytay Ridge on the north, and at lower level, the lakeshore settlements surrounding Taal Lake.

Start of our hike to the summit of Mt. Makulot. We've started at around 1800h and we've reached the top at around 2000h.


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