Mountain trekkers know that waterfalls are at their scenic best when there has been rainfall. That is absolutely what I saw and experienced in Aurora Province on the day I conquered the exhilarating green forest of barrio San Luis which nestles the beautiful Ditumabo Falls.
The first gait I made to accomplish this adventure, I simply let my cares drop like fallen trees. I did not expect anything to gain with this specific venture. I was merely trying to endure what needs to be endured during the whole time I was walking up the mountain. Nevertheless, while pacing my initial strides, I was already feeling the freshness of the air kissing my cheeks, similar to how the cool streams of water kiss the thirsty lips of earth.
But as I further my trekking, I eventually felt the flowing of nature’s peace inside my being just like how sunshine flows into the leaves and branches of a tree. And as I further went up the trail, I was feeling the fresh energy of the whole forest. I felt no pain, I felt no fatigue. It was sheer delight and pleasantness.
And when we reached our destination, the sight of the dream-like forest mist, the look of the inviting jade-colored pool and the magnificent appearance of the robust stream of the waterfall, resulted to a total feeling of intense joy and happiness!
Ditumabo Falls after the rain is indeed magical!
Wan wid da neychur ang peg…