Hiking Tadake Falls

First we walked on pavements. Then next thing we knew we were rivertrekking. It is ankle, knee to chest high. There was no escaping the water, and my shoes were wet, wet, wet.


Even my awesome self😀 slid through the rocks a couple of times. At one point, I wetted my camera bag. Fortunately, my long-time bestfriend, my mighty Canon, didn’t break.


Then we had to climb up and down the rocks to avoid deeper water levels. Good thing there are ropes to help us, else I would have asked them to carry me on a litter.😀



After much panting for breaths and sinking in the nature’s beauty, we heard a more roaring sound of dripping water.


It’s the prize of the hike, Tadake Falls. It is way more awesome and cool-looking than the shower in my bathroom.😀


There is a small hole somewhere down the water that you could swim in. The guy in the picture even found a crab in it.


It was not easy to get here. Not just the hike, but actually finding it when we were on the road as there is no sign leading us to it. It is very secluded.

We continued on hiking up for some more adventure.


There are natural swings for Tarzan wannabe’s.


We also found a mini version.


And some more areas to dip into.


The waterfall is just gorgeous. Finding it from the road is half the battle. Getting there makes it even more rewarding. And really the challenge, the fun and the experience of the hike really add to the wow factor of taking this group trip.


This really is my kind of hike.😉



Check out this paddling nature blogger, Vladimir Brezina of Wind Against Current. For my Featured Post, one which is almost a year ago from today. I remember that very first image vividly.


Forgive me if I haven’t been receptive. I can only promise to get back to the swing of things.

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  1. I like the Tarzan swings! Those would be great fun as long as I was sure they were strong enough for me! What a wonderful reward at the end of a hike. I like seeing all that beautiful green, too!

  2. I grew up with scenes like these! Picnics, naps by a running stream, music under a canopy of trees, nice chats, smooches, ha, yeah. Great, great photos. I feel a little cooler here in Manila.

  3. I am so impressed with how rugged cameras are made now. Even thoughs that aren’t water tight or shock proof can take quite a bit of roughing up before failing. They’re good to go for hikes like this.

    • I was very very shocked. I really thought it was the end for my camera. I don’t know how it managed to survive. Someone out there wants me to take more pictures. Ahihihihi😀

  4. This sounds so much like a hike we did in Costa Rica to Cataratas Falls. We wondered if we wouldn’t get lost before we found the falls, then it was an interesting hike to get there. There were huge blue morpho butterflies flitting around the water everywhere…enchanting! Glad to see you are filling your time with some great adventures.🙂

  5. What I wouldn’t give for adventures like yours. Exploring nature’s beauty and capturing the moments. Good thing your trusty Canon was okay. Close call, huh?🙂

  6. I really like the look of this hike ! That waterfall at the end is a just reward for the scrambling over slippery rocks:-/ just a little frisson there then with your camera then Rommel … eek … glad you and it made it !

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