Monday, December 3, 2012

Colorado Falls: In search for the main Falls

COLORADO FALLS

Asiong32 Falls Series 1 of 3

I’ve been planning on exploring Camp 2 in Tuba, Benguet many times but I haven’t got the time and money. Last November 21, I finally did! It was Wednesday and it was my day off from work and I really need to go out on an adventure because I’m already stressed out and planning on resigning again. It was a beautiful day indeed and I remember waking up early that morning excited to meet my friend Jabo who promised to tag along with me in this adventure. At around 7:30 in the morning we were at Session road heading to Governor Pack road to look for the jeepney terminal going to camp 2 in Kennon Road. Unfortunately, there were only few passengers there so we headed to Otek St. near Burnham Park and decided to take the van going to Manaoag instead. It was about 40 to 50 minutes travel time from Baguio City to Camp 2.

Colorado Falls used to be popular, kinda overrated because a lot of people go here. In fact, some travel bloggers already featured the place. But they haven’t seen the real beauty of Colorado Falls. I’m talking about the main falls, and that’s the reason why I came here in the first place…to search for the main falls.

I was excited to see the first falls along the hi-way but our goal is to find the main falls and we couldn’t find any possible way  at all. There were a lot of “NO TRESSPASSING” signs all over the place and we were scared to take the risk so we decided to ask permission from the locals. They said yes in one condition that we should look where we’re going and careful not to step on the water pipes along the way. Later we found out that the main falls was their main source of water. It was a long trek going to our destination and there were a lot weird plants and flowers along the way. There were a lot of stray goats or like wild goats roaming around the boulders. There were a lot of dragonflies, moths and butterflies all over the place. The whole area was like a big butterfly sanctuary. It was magical! And there was this old hanging bridge at the middle of nowhere. Until we reached the main falls. I was speechless and breathless. I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls before here in Benguet but by far this was the tallest. I have to admit that I really a thing for waterfalls. It was a beautiful place indeed and it was a perfect place to get know a new friend who happens to be an artist as well…to be continued.

the entrance…

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the first falls along Kennon Road

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on our way to the main falls…

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the hanging bridge at the middle of nowhere…

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our shadows while crossing the bridge…

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the wild goats…

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and the butterflies…

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the main falls from afar…

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look how huge the falls is…can you spot my friend?

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TO BE CONTINUED…

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do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7 (ESV)

10 comments:

  1. ang ganda ng falls. at ang galing ng mga kuha mo.

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  2. gnda nman pre ng lugar n eto.
    gnda rin ng shots.

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  3. ang ganda naman jan kuya :)
    malaparaiso ^^

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  4. parang encantadia eeh haha sarap mag pictorial dyan haha

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  5. ganda ng falls! parang adventure lang puntahan :)

    nagulat ako sa pic na may kahoy, akala ko ahas :)

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  6. wow ganda... iba talga kapag nature lover kahit ilang ulit ka ng nakaka kita ng mga water falls or bundok ma aamazed ka parin may kanya kanya characteristic kasi...

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  7. Sa introduction pa lang ng post na to, naexcite na ako! Even more when I saw the pics! I want to experience this magical place! I love waterfalls and butterflies and the place is a fusion of both.. wow! Gustong gusto ko yun picture mo ng moth!

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  8. thanks Asiong32. this helps a lot. heading there tomorrow for a photoshoot.

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