Saturday, July 2, 2011

Let's Climb Mount Capoas

One of the best treasures of my hometown in Palawan is the Mount Capoas. I'm planning to climb this mountain when I return home by October of this year. Unfortunately, as per my research, climbing the peak is prohibited for safety reasons. The mountain is reserved for research and tribal residency. I thought of sharing this photo to you to take a glimpse of a cultural and enchanted mountain.


Photo courtesy of Primo Bolen


There are many strange and enchanted stories from the elders of our community. Old folks said that there are giant golden crabs guarding the mountain. Some said that Limahong's treasures are buried somewhere there. With a peak of about 1,030 meters above sea level, Mount Capoas ranks as the third highest mountain in northern Palawan. It is located along the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape.