Right after our check in to Desiree's Lodge, we all washed up to lighten the mood. Sobrang init ng weather and we wished to at least feel fresh before heading to Mother Falls. My sister and her family went in Baler last year and so I was given a hint that it will be a long trek before we reach the falls. Even some of my office mates who have been there told so.
From Desiree's Lodge, it took us 30-45 minutes before we reached Ditumabo Mother Falls. Our van stayed in the entrance and was told that we could walk/trek from there to the falls. My friends said that the route we had was a lot closer than the route they took last time they were there.
Anyway, I'll let the pictures do the talking. Some of the pictures were taken from Kaye's iphone. :)
|After 3-5 minutes walk from where our van parked|
|Crossing the bridge|
|Jami woke up|
|While waiting for our friends paying the fee|
|We started the trek/walk|
|We saw a lot.. a lot of these and sobrang sarap lang maligo na agad if the water current isn't that crazy.|
|Passed several intermediate path|
|Some place were sooo green. Can't see this much trees and shade in Manila|
|There were some part that has garbage pero hindi naman sobrang dami. I am just glad that the water remained crystal clear.|
The walk/trek can really be very tiring, I even thought it was endless. I am getting tired from all the big rocks that I have to hop on, bridges that we have to cross etc. I just kept on thinking that it will be all worth it. Don't worry about getting lost, direcho lang naman yung daan and there wont be any other way going up or down.
After what seems like a forever, we saw this falls. I was like "wowwwwwwww!!!" wala kasing ganyan sa Manila eh. Hahaha! But don't fret, it wasn't the Mother Falls we're looking for.
From this small falls, there was a sementadong daan towards the Mother Falls. Perfect Timing kasi sobrang pagod na ako at this point. 2 minutes later....
|Looked like an old dam|
|Ditumabo Mother Falls, Mec and Lyden|
|Mommy and Jami|
After about 30 minutes, I asked if we can go home na. With the time it took us to go up will be the same time we need to go down. It's around 4:30pm and I don't want to trek down ng madilim. I was worried with Jami feeling cold as well.
The trek going up is easier than going down, or maybe because my thighs were tired and aching.
|Ate Lugaw, perfect for feeling so chilly.|
|Almost done with the tour. Can even see the vans waiting for us.|
|Thank you God for the wonderful weather|