On my first visit in Lanigid, I have cited 10 reasons why you should. This February I’ve visited twice and find more reasons why it’s fast becoming my favorite. 🙂
1. It can be day-trekked half-day.
Last February 24, Cebu Charter Day Holiday, along with 2 other NTC officers and 3 friends, we went to Lanigid to check and give heads up to Mulao Brgy Hall that NCR trekkers and guests will trek on the weekend. The registrants reached 90, 60 of which were to camp so we had to make sure that we can all be accommodated. It was a fun day made more memorable by knowing new friends and enjoying despite some setbacks.
2. The camp can accommodate 22 tents and more.
Just as we had estimated, 22 tents were pitched comfortably last February 27-28 at NCR Trekkers monthly trekking. From the estimated 60 campers, we were down to 42 so we had ample space to move around.
The 42 campers were divided into 4 groups. Each of the group tents were pitched together and had space where they can cook and eat.
3. The camp is big enough to leave a space for socials. And contrary to what we’ve feared, we were left with an ample space to get to know each other.
Out of the 42 campers, only 23 were NCR employees. Out of the 23, there were 3 who joined for the first time. Sans the wine or the alcoholic tea, it was still a ruckus. Everyone was animated and getting comfortable with each other.
After socials, we introduced a new game “Werewolves”. There were 22 players. It was quite a way to get to know each other more amidst the intrigued of being the villagers or the werewolves.
4. Walking from Mulao sign or climbing to Lanigid Hill directly is just as fun whether you are a pro or a newbie.
We were a big group last February 27-28. There were day trekkers so to lengthen the fun, we decided to start the trek at Mulao sign.
Like usual, we started with a prayer led by a first time joiner Alvin. Group warm-up followed, now led by 2 NTC members, Elijah and Phi Pi. After the mandatory group picture, we were off to Mulao Brgy Hall where we had a quick stop to register.
5. It can be jeepney-ed!
One of the biggest problem faced when organizing a big group for trekking is transportation. From Liloan church, the usual mode of transportation to Mulao are motorcycles.
On our Charter Day scout visit, we were just 7 but we waited a while for the motorcycles. It was then we had to forced ourselves to secure transports that would take the group from the church to Mulao sign.
We were blessed because we didn’t only find transports from Liloan church to Mulao sign but they agreed to picked us at Sun Gold SM. The total fare round trip on commute is Php146 – jeepney to Liloan at Php18 then motorcycle to Mulao at Php100/motorcycle. With the transport, we shelled an additional Php34 more for comfort. At Php180/pax, the jeepneys brought us to Liloan church where we had an hour stop to have lunch and buy additional stuffs then finally to the start of the trek. The hassles of not leaving together at the assembly was eliminated as well. 2 jeepneys waited for the day trekkers and 2 came back to picked us the next day.
6. Going down from the peak is a breeze.
Despite our number, we went down comfortably. We arrived at Mulao Brgy Hall by 9:00 AM. We plan to do the river trek but since we only had 2 hours before the pick-up time, we just decided to miss the river and spend it playing.
So there.That’s all in my list…for now! 🙂 Since it’s fast becoming my favorite, you might be hearing from Lanigid again anytime soon. I hope by that time you have gone and experience its beauty by yourself already. Yay!
Till the next mountains lovelies!!! And ohhh, please don’t forget to say hi after reading. I would be ultra happy if you do. 🙂