Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mt. Romelo and Buruwisan Falls of Siniloan, Laguna

Amidst reports of unfortunate incidents such as brazen hold-ups, we still decided to explore Mt. Romelo and take a first-hand experience of the said-to-be majestic Buruwisan Falls on top of the mountain. The adventure happened in March, 2013.

From Los Banos, we rode a jeepney bound to Santa Cruz, Laguna. We transferred to another jeepney going to Siniloan. At the town proper, we hired a tricycle to bring us to the jump-off point at Brgy. Macatad, Upland Siniloan.

Jump-off point.

It was a 5-minute walk to the registration area. Fifty pesos each was collected and we were issued ID. We paid for a guide for safety purposes. But of course, we were very vigilant and ready for whatever incident that might happen.

During the time of our climb, the trail was moist and muddy. It was quite challenging although we've experience more difficult trail conditions in our previous climbs. Aside from that, lematics were present in some of the areas.

The muddy trail of Mt. Romelo.

Here comes the assault.

We were able to reach the peak after almost two hours of climb.

Background: Summit of Mt. Romelo

After taking some photos, we headed to Buruwisan Falls. Bloggers were right to describe the Falls as pristine and majestic. The water was very clear. Insects' sounds kept on harmonizing with the chirping of birds and whistle of mild winds. We took the chance to swim and relax before our descent. Over-all, it was really a relaxing experience.

Background: The majestic Buruwisan Falls

It was just a day-hike so we went back to the jump-off point to catch the last scheduled trip back to Santa Cruz, Laguna. But wait, I took the chance to pose with a horse on our way back home.

Neigh. Neigh. Neigh.

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