In relation to the upcoming LIONS 2014 Eco-Run in Valencia City, where the 18K route will have its turning point at Musuan Peak, here are some facts and photos of this natural landmark. I hope that this post will give runners, especially those coming from out of town, a heads up on the Musuan Peak trail and the beautiful sights that can be seen along the way and at the summit.
Musuan Peak is also known as Mount Musuan and Mount Calayo or Fire Mountain.
Musuan Peak Entrance
The race will implement a "LEAVE NO TRACE" policy. Runners are strongly advised to bring their own hydration bottle which may be refilled in the water stations situated at the foot, middle and summit of Musuan Peak.
Geographically, Musuan Peak is already part of the Municipality of Maramag
The established trail is fairly wide, with compact soil and some loose rocks and pebbles.
The trail going to Musuan Peak is an open trail. But since the run will start early at 4:30 AM, the heat of the sun won't be a problem.
It is actually an active volcano and according to the PHIVOLCS, it erupted in 1866 and 1867.
Views that can be seen along the trail
It has an elevation of 646 meters ASL and a base diameter of 3 kilometers.
Overlooking view of Valencia City
At the foot of Musuan Peak is the Mt. Musuan Zoological and Botanical Garden maintained by the nearby Central Mindanao University (CMU). On its western slope is the Philippine Carabao Center which sells dairy products made from Carabao Milk.
Viewing deck overlooking Pulangui River, the longest river in Bukidnon and one of the major tributaries of Rio Grande de Mindanao
Concrete steps leading down to picnic huts and viewing area
Experience running to the summit of Musuan Peak! Join the LIONS 2014 Eco-Run on July 13, 2014. Visit this LINK for more details.