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Mt. Apo Topographic Map

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Selected Mount Apo Waypoints along the Northwestern Route

(From Kidapawan Market, passing through PNOC and Lake Venado)
by Alto D. Benedicto (Oct 1999)
Horizontal datum: World Geodetic System 1984
Caution: Positions were obtained using a Global Positioning System with Selective Availability (±100m accuracy in 95% of the measurements). Use at your own risk.

 
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Alto's comments

(Oct 1999)

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Kidapawan Market (near J.Davao St. and National Highway) N07° 00.6818' E125° 05.4305'
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Ginatilan town (jeepney-accessible from Kidapawan) N07° 02.7537' E125° 10.5453'
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Military Checkpoint (end of public jeepney route)
START of hike to Mt Apo trailhead
N07° 02.0430' E125° 11.3786'
3
Sayaban town (by foot or private PNOC vehicle) N07° 01.7572' E125° 12.5718'
4
Lake Agko entrance point N07° 01.3600' E125° 13.3687'
5
PNOC Checkpoint (Mt Apo hike permit required) N07° 00.9683' E125° 13.4376'
6
PNOC Site B.
START of Trailhead to Mt Apo. Difficult to locate if hiking alone
Note: Start of descent to Marbel River.
N07° 00.7424' E125° 13.8534'
7
first of several Marbel River crossings N07° 00.5393' E125° 14.0861'
8
a little further is water source (without sulfur); located on the left bank of Marbel River N07° 00.3584' E125° 14.3015'
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Mainit Hot Springs. Small campground is located on upper right of trail. Marbel River is to the right of the campground. Crossing the Marbel River will lead to poorly marked trail used by Rescue Squads and into the PNOC compound Site C. N07° 00.1781' E125° 14.7295'
9B
PNOC compound Site C (no trespassers). Special trailhead for Mt Apo Rescue Squad. N06° 59.9197' E125° 14.5519'
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trail not clearly marked; river sound nearly inaudible N07° 00.2232' E125° 15.3115'
11
poorly maintained trail. Slight descent. One of two parallel trails. Looking backwards, PNOC Site C is at times visible. N07° 00.2216' E125° 15.7135'
12
junction to Lake Venado. start of swampy trail. N07° 00.1923' E125° 15.8931'
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Lake Venado and Campsite (near southeast end of lake). N07° 00.1772' E125° 16.1155'
14
tree-planting;
Final Trailhead to Mt Apo
N07° 00.0697' E125° 16.1477'
15
bifurcation. Keep left when descending FROM Mt Apo. N06° 59.8962' E125° 16.1641'
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near end of trailhead FROM Lake Venado. Caution: Several trailheads exist from various routes. N06° 59.4726' E125° 16.1783'
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western (minor) peak of Mt Apo overlooking the towns below N06° 59.2547' E125° 16.1664'
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Mt Apo peak N06° 59.2759' E125° 16.2542'



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