One of the several scenic mountains where one can view Taal Lake in its most beautiful form is Mt. Maculot located in the municipality of Cuenca in Batangas Province. In spite of a few recorded accidents resulting to injuries and deaths, Mt. Maculot remains one of the favorite among mountain climbers. Its elevation is 930 meters above sea level (MASL) with a trail rating of 4/9. Our expected minor hike on January 29, 2017 turned into a major one due to light rains making the trail too slippery and muddy.