Last November 14-15, after 8 months of hibernation since Canlaon, the BRBs were reunited in Lanigid Hill. It was a happy reunion spiced up by a lot of guests. It was my first time and I am quite smittened by its beauty.
What to expect in Lanigid:
- If you are looking for a hard core weekend, then this is not for you. Going to the campsite is about 500m, the sign says but it might be a little bit more. Still you could just go down to the store if ever you need something, just like what the other BRBs did. They bought alcohols.
- Fancy stargazing? I’ve been to quite a few mountains but this was my first time enjoying the stars. They just seem to be a lot nearer and brighter in Lanigid.
- Not a fan of ants? Me too. That’s why I was shocked and felt violated when the ants of Lanigid flocked to our tents at the tinniest bit of food. One of our companion had to transfer because ants were invading his tent after cooking. Right after the incident, we were extra careful of our left overs. It was my first time seeing black ants who bites. We wrapped our left overs with plastic but lo and behold, the ants were still able to get to it. They totally tear the plastics apart. Wew! So sorry didn’t get the chance to capture them vicious ants.
- Pretty campsite with a view, you could see the sea and mountains. Not only that, the camp soil was very ideal for laying out mats because it was not rocky. We laid one in between our tents and used it for stargazing and eating. It makes me feel like we are having a picnic. Yay!
- The campsite is exposed. Early the next day, we were treated by an early morning hotness while preparing our breakfast.
- The “habal2” (motorbike) will take you to Lanigid’s foot for Php 100 per trip. From Liloan church, you have to walk until the old Mercado to hail “habal2x”. The place is easily distinguished by the lines of motorbike in front of Pacifica Agrivet Supplies. If you are in pair, you can divide the fare. It’s a 30 minute ride to Mulao Brgy. Hall where you will sign the logbook. You will be collected Php10 per person. From the brgy. hall, it’s about five minutes to the foot and about 15 minutes of ascent to the camp.
- The ascent to the camp was a little strenous especially if you don’t have warm-up. On our next visit, it might be good to start walking at Mulao’s sign so that our body’s rhythm is tuned already as we climbed up to the mostly vertical trail up to the peak.
- Greens and beautiful backdrop for photoshoots.
- Can be funtrekked! Yay! Last February, I invited the ladies in our company to a funtrek, I got the word from funrun. I was only expecting a small group of 10 but we were around 20. It was indeed a fun event. We played card games as well. From that trek, one newbie got very hooked in trekking that she ultimately become a trek-addict. She has been trekking every month from then and even created her blog for it. Yay! It’s gotta be Lanigid next!!!
- Sweaty short climb. It’s not hard core but the short ascent will still make you exhausted. Going down is a little bit slippery as well due to loose soils and early morning dew.
So are you hype up to visit Lanigid now? Do visit and experience it like we do. 🙂 It’s more fun trekking in Cebu. Which makes me think, how about a Christmas Camp in the mountains. Hmmmm! Soon!
12:00 – 13:00 Assembly at SM
13:00 – 14:30 Travel to liloan poblacion
14:30 – 15:30 Buy things, arrange sakyanan
15:30 – 16:30 Habal2x/pakyaw multicab to jump off Barangay Mulao
16:30 – 16:45 Trek to campsite
17:00 – Setup Camp
18:00 – Dinner
06:00 – Wake up call
07:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – Descent
09:15 – Wait for habal2x
11:00 – Jollibee Liloan
P18 Jeep from SM, Cebu to Liloan
P50 Habal2x from Liloan to Mulao
P10 Fee at Brgy Hall
P50 Habal2x from Mulao to Liloan
P18 Jeep from Liloan to SM
Pics are from me and Mr. Wandering Soul Scamper!