A crestfallen two months passed, first thing in my mind is to get back on track—go for extreme adventures and climb mountains.
I was told to do basic exercise, stretching, yoga and various another alternative form of treatments to reduce the pain of my condition; and keeping me away from any future danger. Then, the poignant story of my life begins in tragedy (just kidding!). I was idled for two months and was drowned in the thought that I might not be able to go on an adventure. That, I should take the risk to rest.
Then life happens, one of the mountaineering group invited Laagsparkles to join their first event this year. I was hesitant at first but deep inside, my hungry soul was shouting at me to grab the chance. And, I did. I asked permission to go on an adventure that awaits—they said yes. I was alive.
Here’s to my I believe an amazing experience after all the depressions I’ve stashed for two months.
I and the mountaineering group decided to climb Mt. Lanaya, Alegria Cebu, towering 700 meters above sea level (MASL). We arrived at Brgy, Legaspi and hurriedly had our names registered. Had a small orientation, introduced ourselves and the two guides. We were all galvanized because of the infamous Legaspi trail, as we’ve heard.
We love Mt. Lanaya for doing this to us and because of its forest-covered trail, knife-edged slopes lose soil, awful assaults, unforgiving steepness and to the 90-degree cliff like that challenges us all.
Then, probably, this is the mountain where our spirit heaved into it and surely the mountain will keep it.
PHOTOS I TOOK DURING THE ACTIVITY
After the exhausting climb but, exciting. I was rejuvenated. It wasn’t easy for a woman like me who has an intimate relationship with nature and was idled for two months. Then, I was told to do some not so extreme adventures which were a music to ears.
0430H – MEETUP 7-ELEVEN CALTEX ACROSS SOUTH BUS TERMINAL
0500H – ETD Cebu to Alegria
0800H – ETA Alegria Mercado
0810H – Breakfast and buy foods for LUNCH
0830H – ETD Alegria Mercado to Brgy. Legaspi
0900H – ETA Brgy. Legaspi – Login/Register
0930H – START TREK – ETD Brgy Legaspi to Summit via Legaspi Trail
1200H – LUNCH at trail
1400H – ETA Summit – Kalo-Kalo Peak
1500H – ETD Summit to Brgy. Lumpen
1600H – ETA Brgy. Lumpen
1630H – ETD Brgy. Lumpen to Brgy. Legazpi via herbal-habal
1700H – ETA Brgy. Legazpi
1730H – Side Trip
1830H – Wait Bus
THINGS TO BRING
• 3L Bottled Water
• Utensils (Spoon and Fork, Cup, Plate)
• Warmer & Cap (For Sun Protection)
• Trekking Shoes
• 3 Dri-fit Shirt
• Extra Clothes
• Trail Snack
• Garbage Bag
• Extra Money (500 Or More Just In Case)
• ID (For Student Discount)
• Waterproof Your Things
• Trekking Pole
ESTIMATED BUDGET = P700.00
P350 – Bus Fare (Cebu to Alegria Vice Versa)
P50 – Entrance / Register Fee
P100 – Guide Honorarium/Fee
P100 – Habal-habal Fare (Brgy. Lumpan to Brgy. Legaspi)
P100 – Side Trips