"After coming from Mt. Kabunyan, together with my guide "Digno", we went to see the waterfalls called Tekip"-pagnapagna
Please practice the leave no trace outdoor ethics when going to these nature places. Let us not vandalize, put graffiti on their rocks and stone walls. Manage and dispose our waste products properly.
Still tired from my Mt. Kabunyan hike, together with my guide "Digno", we went to the store to have a snack. Afterwards, from Poblacion barangay proper, we walked along the cemented road and passed by the barangay hall (1:41 pm). Few meters into the road going up, we turned left to a dirt road going northeast. Passed by some roadside rice fields and terraces along the way. The "Tres Marias Falls" can be seen very far away as it cascades down at a mountainside.
|"Tres Marias" Falls as seen from the trail (slightly zoomed)|
Ponder! ponder! Some portions of the mountainside trail we walked on, although wide enough, were along the edge, if not for the grass overgrowth it is overlooking the river way down below (it's just me - fearful). I slowed down on that mountainside trail for i think i have a problem with my balancing act aggravated by my backpack (or was it the other way around my backpack was helping me) or it may be my fear-anticipating me to fall down.
As we walked, at a distance, the waterfalls can now be seen. At first sight, with my amazement, I said "wow, nagmayaten!". We arrived at the waterfalls at 2:18 pm.
|Guide "Digno" looking for ways to cross the flowing waters. |
The Tekip falls at a distance
The waterfall has its distinct character compared to the other waterfalls that i have seen. Part of its rock drop-off tip above slightly protrudes and looked like a balcony that splits its falling waters. Then its falling waters are interrupted by a diagonal surface near its base which make it even more unique.
|The Tekip falls.|
After taking some photographs and videos, i noticed a cluster of bees (beehive) hanging underside of one of the boulders. So we took extra precaution not to disturb them. My guide said they can detect perspiration. I wonder if that's true? Anyway, i don't want to prove if it was right or wrong at that time.
We went back on the mountainside trail to get back (2:54 pm) and along the way, the skies turned gloomy. Until we arrived at the Poblacion barangay proper.
-end of pagnapagna-
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