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Osmeña Peak: My First Hiking Experience


Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
After how many hopes and wishes, finally, I have conquered Cebu's highest peak — Osmeña Peak! Hurray! Back then, whenever I see posts of people going on hikes and treks, my default comment is, "When will I ever try it myself?". And I am just so happy that finally I made it. It was after we went to Dalaguete Beach Park when we went for a hike to Osmeña Peak because we were hoping to witness the beautiful sunset from the peak. Unfortunately, Mr. Sun hid on us but nevertheless, my first hiking experience was definitely worthwhile.


Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
I eagerly Googled the exact time that the sun would set so we can adjust our departure time from the resort we checked in. The sun would set at 5:59 PM that day. And it was around 3:30 when we left. They said it was merely a 30-minute hike and the trail was easy.

Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
I was excited to accomplish my first hike experience but at the first five to ten minutes, I was already panting heavily. We took a few stops for picture taking which greatly helped me rest and catch my breath. Also, who wouldn't be motivated to reach the peak when you see lots of beautiful things nature has to offer?

Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
While on our way to the top, we saw Mr. Sun peeking behind the clouds and we hoped he would come out sooner.

Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
But alas! Our chasing-the-sunset mission failed. Either Mr. Sun was too shy to show himself or the clouds loved the exposure. When we reached the peak, all we saw were different groups of people taking photos, the beautiful mountains, and clouds. The clouds were all over the place. But the view was breathtaking still. It was windy and cool too.

Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
I lost track of time so I'm not sure how long we stayed at the peak. I believe it was just enough for us to witness the magnificent view and enough for me to know how it feels to reach the top. It was amazing. It was awesome. And I'm looking forward to more hikes soon. But I'm a beach person so I will be taking this new venture in my #wanderlustgoals slowly but surely.

Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu
P.S. You need to pay Entrance Fee of Php 30 at the registration site.

P.P.S. Please don't ask me how to get there because we rode in a private vehicle so I'm not familiar with the directions. You can find other blogs with the detailed itinerary instead. *wink*

P.P.P.S. I hope you watch my video below. Thank you! <3

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13 comments:

  1. Murag ako nalang jud ang wa kaadto ba :'( Huhu target nako this year kay apil jud ang Osmena Peak!

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    1. Naaah dili bitaw ni lumbaanay, Lou! Go go go! :)

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  2. I really loved the weather at the peak! Malamig pero di sobra na manginginig ka na. And yes I agree with you that the trail is not that difficult. It's good for beginners. :)

    Ey|The PolyHobbyist

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    1. Me too! Pawisan ako when I got to the peak pero after a few minutes, ang lamig na!

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  3. I've never been hiking before. Sounds like a great experience.

    Funmi xx
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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    1. it is! You hsould try at least once! :)

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  4. Whoa, you climbed their highest peak! That sounds really impressive! I love the gif of your friends!

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

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  5. Holy crap, that incline looks crazy hard... especially for someone out of shape like me xD Congrats on conquering Osmeña Peak, Ells! More hikes to come in the future for you :)

    cabin twenty-four

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    1. Naaah it was easy lang Eena! It looks scary sa photo but it isn't! Mubo rana sya! Sa angle2x lang. Hahaha. Thanks, Eena!

      P.S. I'm out of shape just like you! :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing this with us. We are coming to Cebu in December and would love to try this. Do you think our two year old will manage?

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  7. I am also from Cebu! Cebu is indeed a place to be! :)

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  8. Wow, congrats on your first hiking experience, Ate Ella! Too bad the sun didn't cooperate. But I guess it was still a good experience anyway. Haha. I climbed my first mountain this year, too, and I'm pretty sure that won't be the last.

    xx, The Diary Queen

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