Saturday, June 17, 2017

San Gabriel LU Apayao Part 2/4: BINGAONGAO Falls & AGAS-ASO Falls


"Small waterfalls of San Gabriel"

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Manage our waste products properly (pack it in, pack it out), don't leave your trash. Let us not vandalize/write/etch on its rock surfaces as well as on trees. Be respectful of the community's culture and traditions.

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-my pagnapagna-
(June 15, 2017 a Thursday)
(Continued from previous post)

From Bimmito Falls, we went back to the Daycare Center of Apayao proper (9:32 am) and went further back to the road where the river passes directly along the cemented road.
Just nearby, along the river, we passed by a woman washing clothes.
The river is a union of two tributaries. One was the one from Bimmito Falls and the other was Bingaongao.
We walked along the Bingaongao river (9:37 am) and arrived at the first short cascade (around 10:00 am). Moving further up was another short cascade.

Bingaongao Falls
Located at Bingaongao river, these small cascades have narrow pool areas but deep enough for low elevation diving.
It has two noticeable cascades located few meters apart.

Still, we walked further upstream until we arrived at Agas-aso Falls.

Agas-aso Falls
Located upstream of the Bingaongao river, these waterfalls are made up of upper side by side small cascades and interrupted to separate further down to more smaller cascades finding its way among the plants that covers its rock face. It has a shallow bowl or pool area.
Its water volume was weak when we went there.
Someone told me (still for verification) that its name meant meant something like "getting dogs" for dogs usually get lost in the area.

And downstream we went as it was time to leave. We arrived at the road and went back to the Daycare Center area where there was a waiting shed beside it.
Since we can't find any available passenger motorbike at that time, there was nothing to do but to walk my way back.
I started walking uphill on that cemented road (12:12 noon) and I was glad, I got an umbrella to protect me from that scorching noontime sun. I prefer umbrella as wind can freely pass through. Then, it got gloomy as I reached the intersection (1:20 pm) and thunder roared but I was glad that it did not rain as I walked.

Only a light drizzle that did not last too long. I made it to Sitio Siwsiwan of Barangay Amontoc (1:59 pm). Walked further and I made it down to the flatland which was Sitio Kilat (3:00 pm). It was there where I got a ride going back to downtown San Gabriel.
At downtown San Gabriel, I rode a jeep and along the way it rained very hard as I was bound for Home Sweet Home.

-end of pagnapagna-

By the way,
(posted on Fathers' day June 18, 2017 a Sunday)

For the previous post:


Subject: Bingaonga river/falls and Agas-aso Falls
Barangay Apayao
Municipality of San Gabriel
Province of La Union
How to get there:
At San Gabriel town proper please visit their Municipal Hall and register.


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