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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mount Talinis, Dumaguete City

Mount Talinis is specifically located in the quiet town of Valencia in Negros Oriental. It rises 1864 meters above sea level and towers over the entire Negros Island. Reaching the summit opens up a spectacular view of the Southeastern portion of the province.

Mount Talinis is an extensive mountain range with verdant forests and ranges still covered with mossy slopes. On some hillsides, agricultural has been developed and other areas have been cleared for such purpose. There are a number of lakes found at its base, the most popular of which are the twin lakes of Balinsasayao. These two small crater lakes are separated by a narrow mountain ridge. Lake Yagumyum is another lake found at the foot of Mount Talinis.

For those who seeking the thrill of an adventure in natural surroundings, climbing Mount Talinis is a worthwhile experience. The hike itself brings you to lakes with clear and calm waters where one can actually swim and catch some fish like carp and tilapia while being surrounded by trees and rare fauna and flora. Many birds and other biodiversity that have been declared as threatened species have been sighted around the Mount Talinis area so if you’re lucky enough, you might catch sight of a rare Visayan Hornbill.

How to get to Mount Talinis
Getting to Mount Talinis would involve a whole day trip. There are organized tours and group treks available in travel agencies and most of the hotels in Dumaguete City therefore there should be no difficulty scheduling an excursion. Overnight stays in basic cottages near the mountain could be granted however provisions such as food, drinking water and equipment should be brought along. There are also camping grounds near Lake Yagumyum provided for trekkers where tents could be set up. Spending the night in the middle of nowhere hearing only strange bird calls and the gentle lapping of the lake’s waters may perhaps be your idea of a genuine exploration while communing with nature.

Bird's-eyeview of Dumaguete City from Mt. Talinis

Tucked deep in one of the crevices of Mt. Talinis' foot is this majestic
From the summit of Talinis 


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