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AROUND SIERRA MADRE
Kinabuan Falls in Sta. Ines, Tanay Rizal used to be just a side trip for hikers and mountaineers climbing Sierra Madre’s Mt. Irid. Recently though, it has also become a popular destination for Metro Manila mountain bikers seeking to cool off in a body of water that’s not as crowded as Daranak, Batlag or Puray. Unlike these other waterfalls that are now often crowded with noisy barkadas, Kinabuan still has that rustic frontier charm that many of the more touristy waterfalls have lost. Because it isn’t easy to get to, Kinabuan hardly sees any crowds.
Kinabuan is also home to a community of Dumagats–indigenous peoples who call the Sierra Madre their home. Like the Aetas of Central Luzon, the Dumagats live on the margins of society, and eke out a living with subsistence farming and hunting. Read More: http://www.outsideslacker.com/biking-to-kinabuan-falls-and-meeting-the-dumagats/
The Cagayan River is the longest and largest river in the Philippine Archipelago. It is located in the Cagayan Valley region in northeastern part of Luzon island and traverses the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Isabela and Cagayan.
The river’s headwaters are at the Caraballo Mountains of the Central Luzon at an elevation of approximately 1,524 meters. The river flows north for some 505 kilometersto its mouth at the Babuyan Channel near the town of Aparri, Cagayan. The river drops rapidly to 91 meters above sea level some 227 kilometers from the river mouth. Its principal tributaries are the Chico, Siffu, Mallig, Magat and Ilagan Rivers. Read More: https://rlbalmaceda.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/cagayan-river-longest-river-in-the-philippines/
Sangab Underground River and Cave
Sangab Cave is within a private property located on the opposite side of the river which hikers ought to cross after the ricefield at the initial stages of the hike. The flowing water, which is also very clear, is really very cold. The water overflows freely into the river. Sangab Cave has a small opening but according to VIR, the explored portions of the cave is actually a 15-minute hike. Supposedly, there are also stalactites and stalagmites inside Sangab Cave. Read More: http://skookummountaineers.blogspot.com/2015/04/mt-batolusong-duhatan-ridge-mapatag.html
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