when we were there, it felt like it was 5:00pm the entire time because of the fog and the sleepy environ. we discovered this place through Ferdz "Ironwulf " Decena who has been to the place several times to cover the carbon trading initiative being done by the community. this time, i went there with Allan "Lantaw" Barredo to give a closer look on this part of Nueva Vizcaya.
[trekking] this could be one of the most interesting activity in this area. a 30-minute trek can bring you to a waterfalls. about an hour trek can lead you to the carbon trading areas. plus a bonus of seeing the pine forest from a 2hours trek up the border of Nueva Vizcaya and Pangasinan.
[community] Barangay Imugan is an ancestral domain to the Kalahan Community also sometimes referred to as Ikalahan. an indigenous tribe which is now a small community residing on the mountains of Sta Fe. the way of life here of the people remains to be farming.
[unwired] though electricity has already covered majority of the area, there is absolutely no wired internet connection as of this time. there is a mobile phone coverage from specific points.
[tourism] the village welcomes visitors mostly from students who would like to study about carbon trading but we were surprised that there are actually some foreigners who visited Imugan just to trek and discover the place. as of today, the Kalahan community has a dormitory open to tourists. the location entails a 10-15minute walking from the central area. it has a small bridge an is located on semi-elevated spot.
this place has yet to be discovered and thanks to Ironwulf, who opened the way for us to explore this place. up next, trek to the waterfalls and the pine forest.
Mountain Spot: Salacsac
Municipality: Sta Fe
Province: Nueva Vizcaya
Region: Cagayan Valley Region (Region II)
Distance from Manila: 222km
16' 10'' 20 N
120' 55'' 10 E
How to get there: Manila to Sta Fe (5-6hours):
There are several option to reach the town of Sta Fe, the jump off point to Imugan. Basically any of the bus going to region 2 will pass by Sta Fe. Options: Bus to Tuguegarao City, Santiago City or Banaue. Bus lines: Victory Bus Lines, Florida Bus Lines.
Note: Sta Fe is the first town of Region 2 coming from Manila. It is the town right after descending from Dalton Pass.
 From Sta Fe to Imugan (30-40minutes):
Option 1: Take the public jeepney morning that leaves 11:30am. Cost P18/head
Option 2: Take a tricycle to Imugan which is available whole day. Cost: P135/trike one way