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A Camiguin Day Tour, Part Three: Trekking Mt. Vulcan

Parts one and two of my Camiguin Day Tour can be found here: Part One | Part Two

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“Walkway to the Old Volcano” is kind of a misnomer because Mt. Vulcan basically built itself in 1871 to 1875, which makes itย the youngest volcano on the island. (Or maybe it is because it is only a parasitic cone of Mt. Hibok-Hibok, which is the old volcano, obviously because it is the only other volcano on the island…?)

Nuances aside, people flock here especially on Holy Week for the panaad, or a panata, to remember the suffering of Christ on Good Friday.ย Trekking the Stations of the Cross was thus a belated one for me by about two weeks.

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Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

The first few stations have concretized roads until you start walking on a dirt road. It’s as though you get a feel of Christ’s suffering getting worse. Truly, in the heat of the sun, all I could say was, Why did Jesus have to have it so hard? (This was said with my tongue firmly in cheek.)

The peak of Mt. Vulcan
The peak of Mt. Vulcan

While stopping for water breaks, you could look around and get stunning views of the shoreline of Camiguin. Below, you could just see the Sunken Cemetery marker:

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Thankfully, we didn’t have to climb all 580 MASL of Mt. Vulcan to get to the last station. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jesus is resurrected from the dead
Jesus is resurrected from the dead

It took us about one hour to get to the last station and back again. After this, we ended our day tour in the Ardent Hibok-Hibok Springs Resort (P30). Unfortunately, it wasn’t as warm as I’d been expecting, but it’s water. We stayed here to refresh our tired bodies…until we got back to the resort and spent even more time in the pool. ๐Ÿ™‚

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