January 19, 2012

Buntot Palos 3

I always wanted to see how the Hidden Falls of Pangil, Laguna looked like during the rainy season. I visited it once before on a summer month and was amazed on how the falls is seemingly impervious to the dry season. While rivers and streams are drying up everywhere, it remained large.

I got my wish the other weekend. Together with some friends I went there for a day trek. The trail was muddy as hell and it took us a little under 3 hours to reach the camp site. From the campsite its a treacherous and very steep climb down to the falls with only tree roots to hold on to.

Buntot Palos 4

The sight that greeted us was simple breath taking. The small canyon reverberate with the thundering roar of Buntot Palos (locals by the way refer to the falls more as "Hidden" than "Buntot Palos"). The falls was huge!

The problem now was how to shoot it. I can't get much closer due to the ridiculous amounts of spray it seemed like its raining while there is a blue sky above. The current of the downstream flow was strong it was difficult to cross from one boulder to another.

In the end, I  got contented with limited POVs and limited shots. Here are some other shots without water droplets on my filter:

Buntot Palos 5

Buntot Palos 2

Buntot Palos 1
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