Lignon Hill Hike

Because of the “Palarong Bicol”, my son has 2 weeks rest from school. How awesome! The truth is, it was actually me who was too happy for the 2 weeks break from waking up early. We planned a hike to Lignon Hill to try their “Hanging Bridge” and “Zip Line”. I want the kids to get out of the house even for a few hours and take a break from their 12 hours bonding with their phones.

“Ligñon Hill is a prominent hill in the city of Legazpi, some 3 kilometers west of its downtown port area in Albay, Philippines. The summit rises to about 512 feet (156 meters), overlooking the Mayon Volcano to the northwest and the entire city and Albay Gulf to the east. The whole site is managed by the city and provincial government, and has been designated as a Nature Park.

Ligñon Hill is a prehistoric cinder cone near the foot of Mayon, some 12 kilometers south-southeast of the volcano’s summit. It is mainly composed of dolerite and basaltic volcanic rocks. Except for Mayon Volcano, it is the highest point in the city situated next to the Legazpi Airport in barangay 41 (Bogtong) near the city’s border with the municipality of Daraga. It hosts the Mayon Volcano Observatory, the central monitoring station of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology built in 1989.” (Wikipedia)

This is the entrance to the park.

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Along the way I saw this:img_6377

Lakas maka-Mad Max nito di ba?img_6379

This is the hardest part of the trip, going up the steep road. Here are my sisters and nieces on the first part of the long and winding road. They don’t look tired yet, but a few minutes later…haggardness to the highest level!

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This is the stairs leading to the Japanese tunnel. We didn’t dare because it looks scary!

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The zip line. I am afraid of heights and so is my husband but my son was insisting he do it. Being the overprotective mom that I am, I spoiled the thrill for him 😦

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My boy convincing me to allow him to do the zip line activity….NO WAY!img_6404

Here is the husband all prepped up for zip lining but backed out when he saw how high it was!img_6383

Over all it was a good bonding activity. Connecting with nature and stretching those muscles!

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