Tuesday, November 15, 2011

trekking imugan falls

almost all impressive mountain ranges are gifted with a majestic waterfalls. finding the nicest one could require long walks crossing mountains and muddy trails. oftentimes hidden.

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took a nap at the dormitory with my camera on the side. this cool weather can really kill time but was also a favorable setting for a waterfalls photo shoot. we did not waste much time as it was drizzling.
equipped with a camera, cover and a tripod we met our guide for the short trek to Imugan Falls. trail was foggy along the way and trail was good except for some drops. best part of trek was crossing low level river with fresh and clean cold waters.
every time you get a good look and a nice composition of the falls, you will forget the muddy paths and the slippery rocks. in the end, even nature proves that the path to a good life isn't that easy. but being determined to get there will always make sense.
Profile:
Waterfalls: Imugan Falls
Estimated Height: 30feet (Falls 1)
Barangay: Imugan
Land Altitude: 950MASL 
Municipality: Sta Fe
Province: Nueva Vizcaya
Region: Cagayan Valley Region (Region II)
Island: Luzon 
Location: 
Distance from Manila: 222km
GPS Location: 
16' 10'' 20 N
120' 55'' 10 E


How to get there:
[1] Manila to Sta Fe (5-6hours):
There are several option to reach the town of Sta Fe, the jump off point to Imugan. Basically any of the bus going to region 2 will pass by Sta Fe. Options: Bus to Tuguegarao City, Santiago City or Banaue. Bus lines: Victory Bus Lines, Florida Bus Lines.
Note: Sta Fe is the first town of Region 2 coming from Manila. It is the town right after descending from Dalton Pass.
[2] From Sta Fe to Imugan (30-40minutes):
Option 1: Take the public jeepney morning that leaves 11:30am. Cost P18/head
Option 2: Take a tricycle to Imugan which is available whole day. Cost: P135/trike one way
[3] Though you can make your way to the falls following the trail, it is best to get a guide who can accompany you on your way to the falls. trek is just about 30minutes to Imugan Falls from the village center.

22 comments:

gillboard said...

loved the river pics. ganda ng effects. :)

lakwatsera de primera said...

"every time you get a good look and a nice composition of the falls, you will forget the muddy paths and the slippery rocks". I agree with you, sometimes when I see a good angle, I forget about getting wet or muddy, I just have to take that shot :)

Borneo Falcon said...

I also just return from a jungle trekking trip. Nice waterfall

Photo Cache said...

incredible images. i wont know if i'll use a tripod or not, but i hope my images would turn out like yours without the aid of a tripod. ang bigat bitbitin eh.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

wow! 30 minutes of trekking lang! i want to go here too... soon! pag visit ko ng nueva vizcaya... try ko 'to.. thanks for sharing Dom! :)

ni├▒abonitanggala said...

astig!! love the last pic and this--"even nature proves that the path to a good life isn't that easy. but being determined to get there will always make sense"

Chyng said...

where can i get that rain cover? gusto ko din nyan!

ganda ng soft flowing water shots, dramatic =)

docgelo said...

poetic shots, dom!

ano ba ang setting pag ganyan kahusay ang falls? ano cam settings? (at makapagpractice...sa dutsa namin! LOL!)

alicesg said...

The trek is worth it to find beautiful waterfall.

Bonz [Con Tour] said...

dong. slow shutter shot ba yan? parang silky ang result ng shots sa falls.:-). Nice one Dong. BTW, nice blog theme. from black one.

Reena said...

magubat pala dyan! dami bang NPA? (ninja)

nice river pic!

Dee Quixotic said...

gusto ko tuloy humanap ng pinakamalapit na falls.

chino said...

ang saya , inggit na naman ako.. i am a fan na talaga...

Pietro said...

Fantastic nature, nice pictures of the waterfall!

tina said...

Ganda ng falls and chempre ng photos :D

Traveling Hawk said...

The last photo is awesome!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the water shots, too. Amazing. Dream world!

asiong32 said...

i love waterfalls but i love it when you said that "even nature proves that the path to a good life isn't that easy. but being determined to get there will always make sense".

this eskapo mountain series is really cool! i like it!

Ding | Explored! said...

gaganda ng mga photos mo bro!

Raft3r said...

ang ganda talaga ng waterfalls!
nicely captured, dong
as always
=)

Anonymous said...

Wow! ganda sobra! :)amazing yung water. parang nakaphotoshop.

kershaw knives said...

The trekking journey is amazing. One is rewarded with a spectacular view and scenery. I can also use my jungle survival skills in the place.

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