One of the minor peaks of Mount Mandalagan, Marapara South Peak is adjacent to the south of Marapara Peak. Below south of this peak is Tinagong Dagat, a crater-lake which is dry most of the year except in the rainy season or after the onset of a heavy downpour in summer.
The peak is just 150 meters above the lakebed of Tinagong Dagat, a major draw for mountaineers around the country for its scenic beauty and flat grass-carpeted field which could accommodate hundreds of campers. The ascent of the peak is a convenient side-trip for campers. Scaling it could take only a couple of hours of scramble over the East Ridge.
The top of Marapara South is broad, almost level and is wooded. The highest point on it is 4-meter tall boulder in the northern edge of the summit area. Despite of visual obstructions provided by the vegetation, the summit affords a vantage position to survey the surrounding landscape in the interior of the mountain.
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||New Bacolod-Silay Airport|
Thanks to Dennis S. Ella for adding this peak.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #22311 - by Dennis S. Ella on Mar 26, 2012My ascent of Marapara South Peak was a spur of the moment decision while I was spending a day in Tinagong Dagat which was customarily filled with campers in a Holy Week. The fog which engulfed...