Now who would've thought that there's a gorgeous waterfalls just about 15 minutes away from the city proper. I myself was so surprised after knowing this piece of information from our friend slash resident tour guide, Emil of Asiong32 from Baguio City.
Sunday - October 14, 2012
As soon as we checked out from our hotel (medyo gusto pa sana namin magpahinga kasi kakagaling lang namin sa Mt. Cabuyao, pero kailangan na talaga naming lisanin ang hotel sapagkat medyo overstaying na kami), our hungry tummies told us to go to Good Taste Restaurant for lunch. We were so hungry that our stomachs were already yelling and screaming for food. But we can't blame these poor tummies since it was already 02:30 PM, quite too late for a lunch time. Buti na lang garlic-buttered chicken saved the day.
|waiting madly for our Garlic-buttered Chicken!|
L-R: Emil of Asiong32, nurse Jela, Dane and Agnes of Tramping Philippines, Allan and Bryan.
The jumpoff at Camp 6, along Kennon Road, was about 15 minutes jeepney ride from the city proper (fare was.. uhhmm.. nakalimutan ko na.. basta it was less than P20). I am not quite sure where exactly we alighted the jeep, but there's a waiting shed and a hanging bridge that served as landmark.
|crossing the hanging bridge, this bridge is visible from the highway, it can serve as your landmark when you want to visit Hydro Falls.|
|start of river trekking|
|Dane and Agnes of Tramping Philippines|
|huge boulders made the river trek challenging and time consuming|
|my first glimpse of the falls. just wow|
|almost at the falls, notice that there's a pipeline connected to the falls, therefore it's a clean water source.|
|lo and behold, the three layered Hydro Waterfalls. Why Hydro? I don't know, locals just call it that way. Well, hydro means water, therefore Hydro Falls is just the same as Water Falls.|
At 06:00 PM, the sun was down and the darkness of the night reigns the sky, therefore we did nighttime river trekking on our way back to the highway. River trekking on a nighttime wasn't easy at all, but despite that, I did not hear any complain from any of us. It just shows how happy we were when we left Hydro Waterfalls. Sighs, I wish I could go back there again soon.
We reached Baguio City at 7PM and were still able to catch the 9PM bus trip to Manila.. sigh.