I’ve always loved nature tripping. The world is now so connected technologically that it’s refreshing to get back to nature and enjoy what God has given us. So when my church friends invited me to go river trekking, I immediately said yes!
Destination: Mintugsok Falls
Starting point: : Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City
Time: 8am – 4pm
What to bring:
- Swim wear
- Extra clothes
- Food for lunch
- Sun block
What to wear:
- HIking shoes with grooved soles or trail sandals (trail sandals is better since you’ll be getting your feet wet)
- Shorts + leggings (the plants can be brutal)
- Dri fit shirt (this is the best type of shirt for workouts or hiking since it doesn’t absorb moisture)
Mintugsok Falls is located in Indahag, Cagayan de Oro. It’s a gem hidden away in the mountains. The trek takes 45 min to 1 hour and you have to pass a river and 3 small waterfalls before you arrive. It took us about an hour to get there since there were 13 of us.
This part here is a bit slippery since the soil is loose. So grooved shoes or sandals really come in handy.
This is the end of the mountain trail. Now,we go river trekking! But first, we enjoyed this awesome view.
This is the second waterfall. (I wasn’t able to take a photo of the first one). Some of us did a few jumps here with Orwille leading the first jump.
Trail leading to the 3rd waterfall.
Hello waterfall number 3! We rested here a bit, did a few jumps and took more photos before proceeding to our final destination.
For those who don’t know how to swim, you can enjoy a cool dip in the shallow areas of the river. If you are more of an adrenaline junkie, you can try the sliding down the waterfall or jumping off it. Now this is experiencing life!
Photo from tsadagyud.com
I enjoyed the trail, the company and the food. Canned goods never tasted so good! And of course, my friend Gene’s Maja Blanca was the best! Thank you Gene!
The best part was, we got to share the gospel with our new friends.
We all have dreams we want to achieve and goals we want to conquer. There’s always another deal to close, client to meet or event to organize. But sometimes, we just have to step back, enjoy life and appreciate the things we have now. We enjoyed every step of our river trek experience although some areas were harder to traverse. And life is like that. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s easy, but we just have to enjoy the journey and make each moment count. Besides, there’s nothing like spending a day amidst nature to refresh ourselves.
Next stop – Mt. Kitanglad!
Go live a Truly Wealthy life!