Again, there were only three of us, girls, in this climb. And just like the Mt. Palay Palay (Pico de Loro) hike, we didn't hire a guide, though we were all first-timers in Mt. Maculot. Since June was a rainy month, I expected rain. But the weather could be just as unpredictable as it could be and so far, our Mt. Maculot climb had been the best in terms of the clearing and the views. It had been memorable because we were blessed with an unobstructed view of Taal Lake.