I will not forget this falls as I experienced tremendous adventure before we reach this one as we took the falls stream trail just to reach this falls, where we walked mostly where half of our body were soaked in the water and I was lucky because my camera is waterproof and can go under the water. I understand that this kind of beauty of nature such as falls is not easily to be found and most of them are inside or within the vicinity of mountains. The falls above is called “Mataas na Talon” (or High Falls). At the time we reached this one, I keep on asking of its name but because of its remote, rare and treacherous location, no one bothers to name this fall that is why the locals who live in the area just call it “Mataas na Talon”. This falls is located in Tanay in the province of Rizal. The adventure took place last May 2011.
One of the place that I loved is Rodriguez Rizal because of the combination of panoramic natures that I was able to witness when I attended Basic Rappelling Course conducted by the mountaineering group where I belong. I was there before it hit Metro Manila by one of the major typhoon named Ondoy (local name) last 2009. After that event I am not sure if the same panorama that I witness are still there, I hope time will come it will return to what it was. Photo above is the Wawa River last September 2009 where the water came from Wawa Dam (previous dam that supply Metro Manila for its water resource until it was replaced by Angat Dam).
When I joined the mountaineering group for basic rapelling course the perfect place near in Metro Manila for such activity is Wawa Gorge where there are high rocks in surrounding area and the beautiful Wawa Dam. The photo was captured last September 2009 few weeks earlier before Typhoon Ondoy hit my country in the same year.