Who would have thought that in the bustling heart of metropolis lies such a beauty? Talking about Sirao Peak or popularly known as Mt. Kan-irag in Cebu City. In less than 4 hours via Sitio Budlaan in Talamban or 1 hour via Ayala Heights in Busay one can enjoy the view that this mountain has to offer. It is one of the mountains in Cebu that is very accessible from the capital which offers an unobstructed view of Mandaue City and Lapu-lapu City on the other side, and the grand mountains of Talamban on the other.
As part of the BRB’s preparation to conquer the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines, last weekend the group head to Mt. Kan-irag for its 2nd pre-climb activity. Due to it’s close proximity to the city, most climbers visit the mountain in one day. BRB had it overnight to practice bringing in packs for more than a day trekking.
KAN-IRAG FALLS–MT. KAN-IRAG 2-DAY TREK
09:00-10:00am Assembly @ Julies, Sunnyhills
10:00-10:15 – Habal-habal to Jump-off
10:15-12:00 – Trek to Falls (Baogo Trail)
12:00-02:00pm – LUNCH by the falls, Swimming
02:00-05:30 – Trek to Kan-irag Peak
05:30-06:30 – Sunset, Pitch Camp, Luto Dinner
07:00-12:00am Socials, Lights Off
06:00-07:00am – Wake up Call / Breakfast Preparation
07:00-08:00 – Breakfast /
08:00-09:00 – BreakCamp / Cleaning the Campsite
09:00-11:00 – Trek to Ayala Heights
11:00-12:00pm – Habal-habal/jeepney ride to JY Square Mall
Home Sweet Home
Nobody was injured and got cramps. Reached the camp site an hour earlier than scheduled.
It was like a broken record. I kept on saying how different and beautiful the trail to Sirao Peak was. It’s almost a combination of all the trails I’ve been. From the clean path used by locals, to the grassy and almost abandoned perhaps walked only by mountaineers, to the falls, to the rocky terrain that ended in a green meadow with cows and mango trees up to the cogon-like-grass-laden path that leads to the peak…everything was just perfect and put together. It’s like the trail was there to be marveled and enjoyed…like candy treats to a candy addict child. Glad I didn’t cancel the climb as planned because I wasn’t feeling very well. With that climb, I was able to save myself. And perhaps, it save me from taking out “mountaineering” on my hobby list. 🙂
Let me tell you more of the story with the collages of my favorite pics of the climb. Enjoy!