Our initial plan was to conquer Mt. Lantoy in Argao because I want to check Balay sa Agta Cave and Bugasok Falls. Unfortunately, Balay sa Agta was temporarily closed because its birthing season of bats so we changed plan and decided to climb Mt. Lanaya instead. My trekking buddies Mark and Ryan took the challenged bravely of conquering Mt. Lanaya.
|The arduous trail|
The trail from barangay Legaspi to Windows XP Campsite is bearable with a gradual steep ascent. The non-stop 50-60 degrees steep ascent starts after passing the Windows XP campsite. Here trails are covered with loose rocks which makes you easily loss your balance. The brutal trail is also "treeless" meaning you are directly exposed to the scorching heat of the sun. So make sure that you have sufficient amount of water and wore a protective gear against the sun.
After 3 hours of trekking
0700 Meet at South Bus Terminal, Cebu City
0800 Expected time of departure from Cebu South Bus Terminal
1200 Expected time of arrival at Alegria. Drop off at barangay Legaspi
12:30 Registered at Legaspi barangay hall
1300 Commence trek via Legaspi trail
1400 Buko break
1430 Resume trekking
17:30 Arrival at base camp, pitch tent, cook dinner
1830 Had dinner and socials
0600 Morning calltime, cook for breakfast
0700 Breakfast and prepare ascent to Kalo-Kalo Peak
0830 Ascent Kalo-Kalo Peak
0900 Reached the summit
1000 break camp, off to Brgy. Lepanto/Highway
1100 Reached brgy. Lepanto then ride habal-habal to Alegria proper
1200 Arrive Alegria proper, spring, lunch
1300 Back to Cebu City
1700 Home sweet home
Mt. Lanaya budget and expenses
P.S. Photo credits to Ryan.