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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TOP AND BOTTOM

Top or bottom?

Which do you prefer?  

Seriously, I prefer both. 

Literally, when I visit a waterfall, I delight on the experience of being on top of it to perform a death defying stunt. But to view the falls in its astounding glory, I have to get to its base.

Here are some of the falls which I invaded at both top and bottom.


 1.  Tausuvan Falls, North Cotabato

Before starting an ascent to Mt. Apo, our group camped in this scenic spot in Magpet, North Cotabato, one of the jump-offs to the majestic peak. 



HOW TO GET THERE:

From Kidapawan City, you can hire a chartered vehicle to Brgy. Magpet. It's better to travel with a group to lessen individual expenses. 



 2. Maramag Falls, Bukidnon

A lazy Saturday drove me to half-dayhike this powerfall falls in Camp 1, Maramag.  


  
HOW TO GET THERE:

From Maramag terminal, take a multicab bound for Don Carlos. Drop off at the boundary of Camp 1 and Sinangguyan, Don Carlos with a big acacia tree on the right side. On the left side is a 20-minute trail leading to the falls. 

3.    Gantungan Falls, Bukidnon

One of the falls in CEDAR, Impalutao, Impasugong, this can be easily accessed around 1 km from the national higway.



HOW TO GET THERE:

From Malaybalay City, take a bus bound for CDO. A 30-minute travel will take you to Brgy. Impalutao. From the highway, just hike for around 1 km to reach this falls and two more.  

4.   Dila Falls, Bukidnon

One of the falls in CEDAR, Impalutao, Impasugong, this can be easily accessed around 1 km from the national higway. 





HOW TO GET THERE: 

From Malaybalay City, take a bus bound for CDO. A 30-minute travel will take you to Brgy. Impalutao. From the highway, just hike for around 1 km to reach this falls and two more.  

5.   Alalum Falls, Bukidnon

This falls cascades right beside the highway of Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon. One can view the falls at the viewing deck. It is even visible while inside a running passenger vehicle.  



HOW TO GET THERE:

From Malaybalay City, take a bus bound for CDO. Drop off at the bus stop near the municipal hall. Just cross the highway and there the falls unveil its glory.
 6. Natigbasan Falls, Bukidnon

One of the falls in CEDAR, Impalutao, Impasugong, this can be easily accessed around 1 km from the national higway. 

  



HOW TO GET THERE:

From Malaybalay City, take a bus bound for CDO. A 30-minute travel will take you to Brgy. Impalutao. From the highway, just hike for around 1 km to reach this falls and two more.

6.       Salahaponon Falls, Bukidnon

A hidden falls in Brgy Kipilas, Kitaotao, this is the highest among the seven falls in a series. One of the most beautiful falls I've been to, going here requires trekking skills since the trail is so steepy.


HOW TO GET THERE:

From Malaybalay City, take a regular bus bound for Davao. A 3-hour travel will take you to Brgy. Buda. Take a habal-habal to Brgy. Kipilas. Log on at the Brgy. Captain's house. Look for a guide in a 30-minute trek.
   
7.       Hikong Bente Falls, South Cotabato
  
The most dangerous falls I've been to, one cannot get close to the falls without getting wet by its mist. No one even dared to accompany me when I visited the top portion of the falls with a signage "DANGER ZONE".
  



HOW TO GET THERE:

From Koronadal City, take a bus bound for Surallah. In Surallah, ride a jeepney bound for Lake Sebu. Hire a habal-habal to get to the 7 series falls.


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