Have you tried the 4.5-kilometer trek to the Our Lady Guadalupe Shrine in Igbalalay Hills in Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City? A popular Lenten destination due to its adventurous route composed of land and nine (9) river crossings, it would take around four hours to reach the Shrine Complex from the highway. It is back again this year but local barangay officials will be closely monitoring the water level of Agusan River and will immediately cease the activity once the water levels rise.
The river crossings and the shade of the vegetative landscape provide enough coolness and shade from the heat of the sun. Because of these, many devotees are flocking to the site.
Browse over some photos of previous Lenten treks below (photos courtesy of Dante Sudaria, Joe Palabao, Tissay Garcia, Genevieve Gallana)