MT. MACULOT’S NEW TRAIL


As part of our weekly training for the Mt. Kinabalu climb, we ascended Mt. Maculot via the new trail before the holy week break.  



We started our trek at 11:20am and shortly after 5 minutes we were welcomed by trail signs directing the new trail. My personal observation of this trail is that aside from a shoe with a good grip, long arms and a flexy legs is of an advantage. 


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Wooden stairsteps are in-placed especially in peebly-like or loosy-soil areas to ease the trek but obviously, some if not most didn’t stood up to its purpose.  Also, another noticeable change was the rise in “buko juice” stations that are positioned at rest stops.  Well…


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The wooden stairsteps
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The wooden stairsteps
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The trail before the grassland
We reached the summit at 1pm but because of the summer heat, we spent a little siesta at the marker fronting rockies while waiting for the sun to set down.  


On the next day, my sister and her friend dared the rockies and the summit while the rest of us opted to chitchat while having a hearty breakfast.  Then at 9am, we started our return trek gliding from branches to branches to avoid from slipping or tumbling over.



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Travel Date: March 2013


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