Mount Magsumuso

Mount Magsumuso is located within the jurisdiction of Viga town, it is one of the most prominent mountains in the north having a cellular tower at its perch. Lording at the height of 451 meters or 1,480 feet (using digital map) above sea level, it is viewable as far as Bakak beach in Bagamanoc. Below is the digital image of the mountain.


At the foot of the mountain on the left, you can see a clearing near the river. The area was once used by the China Road and Bridge Corporation to park their heavy equipments, bunkhouses for engineers, storage of construction materials and site of the cement batching plant during the rehabilitation of the Catanduanes Circumferential Road project Phase 1. On the right you can view the road going to the tower. The approach is quite a steep climb roughly around 45 degrees and only military 4x4 trucks to managed climb at this point.

Atop, is the tower that used to be a TV transmitter before it was leased to a telecommunication company and up to present. What is interesting about this mountain and the tower is, at this vantage point, it could be a spot for a Wimax internet antenna to cover the three northern towns of Viga, Panganiban and Bagamanoc.

Note: I'm not sure of the official name of the mountain. If you know the official name please post it in the comment box. Thanks!