River trekking is relative to canyoning, that was established as a kind of sports in parts of the world. Relatively, this kind of sports is somehow new in the Philippines. And who could have thought that this kind of sports can be found in the northern part of Cebu.
After my waterscaping in some of the magnificent waterfalls in Southern Cebu, my adventurous soul led me to the wild terrain of Brgy. Tabili Catmon, Cebu. Since, none of my colleagues showed some interest in joining the adventure so I decided to post in on Facebook. Fortunately, my weekend recharge did not end up in a solo excursion. It is my first time to do a river trekking so I am a little bit nervous. I have done Canyoning before so I believed that I can do this again. I was expecting that we will be climbing high mountains before getting to the falls, but yay! there was none. It is just a minor trek.
The road entrance of Eskina Katambisan, Bag-o Catmon is the way that led us to Barangay Tabili, which is the jump off point for this trekking activity. This is my second time in the town but I’ve never been this part of Catmon so I don’t know how the terrain looks like.
A few minutes of walking before getting to the first waterfall on where to start the river trek is just like a walk in the park then the trail becomes a little bit of physically suffering.
As we did down-streaming, there are several mesmerizing cascades along the trail. We need to scramble the huge boulders and have to grasp whatever object we can to avoid getting off balance.
Aside from river trekking, traversing to Sagay Peak for a sunset viewing is part of the activity. However, it was aborted because of the time since we are having so much fun dipping into the falls
River trekking in Tinubdan falls is one of the adventures that I would love to do for quite some time and finally I can now say I survived!
River Trekking is a bit of a challenge and mostly you should need a gear or bring your own gear. But no worries, river trekking in Tinubdan Falls is not that technical but to make sure we are always safe we need to have a guide master.
It is advisable to engage someone or hired a tour guide upon trekking because according to our guide during the activity. He personally experienced some mysterious happenings in the place.
Even as paychecks rise, more and more people are becoming “stressed out and they realize they need the weekend to recharge” through adventure or physical activity.
-Leave No Trace-
A quick peek on how we trek, jump and swim
Video credits: Gly Gly of www.chasingpotatoes.com
If you are looking to come over in Catmon and experience the same adventure we had. You may contact the Guide Master:
Kyno Lim Dumlao