It’s now summer and you’ll have lots of time to think about what to do and where to go. Forget about gadgets, computers and online games, go out and stretch your legs, sweat it out and breath fresh air. For one, you can check out Mt. Anggas, an easy route for trekking located in Brgy. Gregorio Pelaez (Lagutay) in Gitagum, Misamis Oriental.

As shown in the photos below, it is not so difficult. If young teens can do it…so can you.

photo by Mark Rillera Carganilla

It is near the large towers supporting the high voltage transmission lines of NGCP.

photo by Mark Rillera Carganilla

Despite the relatively easy trail route, it is best to go with a group. It’s more fun when you’re with friends.

photo by Mark Rillera Carganilla

Check out the view of the natural countryside.

photo by Mae Vell Pabelic Careras

Some say that hills with stunted vegetation growth have tons of minerals beneath.

photo by Mae Vell Pabelic Careras

The hills in G. Pelaez, Gitagum are just so refreshing to view to relieve stress.

photo by Honey Lee Pabelic Careras

The trek basically follows the trail along the ridge. A selfie would be fine…

photo by Honey Lee Pabelic Careras
photo by Honey Lee Pabelic Careras

Accordingly, the best time for the trek is during early morning and late afternoon.

photo by Honey Lee Pabelic Careras
photo by Honey Lee Pabelic Careras

Here’s another shot of the trail. With no trees along the way, it’s better to bring hats, umbrella or any cover from the sun…and of course water.

photo by Mark Rillera Carganilla

How to go to Mt. Anggas. The trekking site is very accessible since you can bring a vehicle at the foot of the hills. It can be accessible from either Laguindingan (via Brgy. Aromahon) or Gitagum from Poblacion. Just follow the directions of the road to G. Pelaez. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes from the highway in Laguindingan. Route maps courtesy of vrbimbos.

Here’s the chapel (encircled). Vehicles can be parked at lower left.

Here’s an overview of the trekking route. You can leave your vehicle at the end of the road then make a short an uphill trek to the chapel. From the chapel, just follow the trail.

Care for a summer trekking adventure?

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