A lazy Saturday...
I wanted to rest. And the best form of rest is trekking. I overheard about Laligan Falls. For sure, the falls is not famous. Laligan is the home of my mother next to Talisay, Negros Occidental. Yet never have I heard this falls from my relatives. Instead of staying home, I decided to give this falls a try.
I took a ride to Villahermosa Building where jeepneys going to interior barangays park. I took a 30-minute ride to Laligan, asked from the locals, and luckily, dealt with a habalhabal driver who’s willing to take me to the falls.
When ride was impossible, we started trailing beside the clear river. We crossed through it.
In 15 minutes time, the marvelous view of falling water justified its howling sound.
Not just one fall, nor two but four!
The beauty of the four falls is perfected by the widespread cascades on a tempting pool.
|The first fall measures around 18 feet high|
My feet itched for the other three falls above it. My guide had no choice but to take me to the difficult one way trail on a rocky wall.
|The 90 degrees cliff beside the one way trail|
|The narrow trail to the upper falls|
|The first falls visible on a steep trail|
|The second falls measures around 8 feet high|
|The third falls is around 20 feet high|
|Getting close to the highest falls requires clinging to this vine|
|The top most falls is around 70 feet high|
Like an innocent child, I ran closer, took off everything that covered my skin, jumped into the water and felt it all over me.
Before I noticed it, I already spent almost two hours enjoying the refreshing waters.
I kept looking back to the falls when we moved out.
We trailed back to the barangay past noontime, taking my lunch along the way.
When we got back to the dam, I saw innocent kids playing and enjoying the sand. I just grinned; I remembered I had the same feeling a while ago.
HOW TO GET THERE:
While in Valencia City, proceed to the parking jeepneys beside Villahermosa Building.