Hiking Advisory: Makiling Traverse will be closed this Holy Week

Deputy Director Roberto Cereno of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems in UPLB informed us of these advisories/announcements regarding climbing Mt. Makiling on Holy Week:

The Mariang Makiling Trail (via UPLB) to the Summit is open to hikers and campers subject to some restrictions, eg. 3:00pm cut-off time to enter the Wilderness Zone (Stn 15), limited camping at Tayabak campsite (Stn 8), mandatory briefing at entry point (Stn 1), garbage-in garbage-out rule, etc.

On the Sto. Tomas, Batangas side, the Makiling Traverse will be closed from 8-12 April 2009 and all entry points to Peak 3 and 2 wil be manned by security forces and peace keeping volunteers to stop visitors. Day hikers, campers, picnickers may enter via Sipit Trail up to Stn 8 only or via the Palanggana Trail up to the Grotto area only.

For further information, please contact:
Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Telefax: 049 5363572
E-mail: makiling@laguna.net

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10 years 8 months ago

well honestly we just climb makiling last weekend, and sobrang sukal ng trail, it is really not advisable for now cguro kz hindi na establish ang trail unlike before…Peak 2 is close nga rin po pla for now.Un nga lng no one from the authorities are clearing the trail para maging open na uli, you can see na totally nawala ang trail dahil sa mga damo na nagtubuan since sobrang maulan this last few weeks…

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Anonymous
10 years 8 months ago

being critical doesn’t mean somebody is judgmental, clearly the comment does not advocate anarchism, obviously it is not questioning the integrity of a mountaineer. tnx gilbert

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Anonymous
10 years 8 months ago

yn lng nman ang kyng gwin ng mga taong hndi kyng imanage ang responsibilidad, isara nlng pr wlng problema. sbgay sumusweldo nman cl khit srdo bundok, pero pno nman yng mga n22lungan ng tourism by climbing, mg mula s tricycle driver hangang s maliliit n karinderia, pti nrin yng colorum n kumukulekta ng regis fee. kailangan pbng imemorize yn, hehehe. YES 2 clean up drive, NO 2 close our mountains!!!! ano bng ginagawa ng mga MC’s n members, ano bng stand nyo dyn close open, close open, close open ng close open, hehehe. jologs nman idisplay yng TNF, ASOLO, MHARDWER,CONQUER, HABAGAT, TREK ECT. s concrete forest, o bk hngang bs nlng ng bcpacker mag. kl k b mga hardcore kyo, ako hardcore ako as in punk’s not dead. TNX I’m gilbert