This is the rejoinder to the Mountain Trail run earlier at Sitio Parawagan in Rodriguez, Rizal. After that torturous 12k mountain run and having some hot bowl of oily chicken mami, coffee and water at Tiffany’s (de Montalban) June, Oliver, Daryll and myself set out to the trails leading to the Wawa Dam National Park, Montalban’s famous tourist resort for some cooldown to refresh and stretch our aching muscles.
I did remember visiting this resort way back when i was about 6 or 7 years old and nothing much has changed except for the structures now erected at the roads leading to the park. The mountain peak ranges still tower above and the boulders which seem to be endless gaping on top of us. The imposing waterfall is still a sight to behold, where you stop by and take all the view into your consciousness, the trust of the water splash downwards giving you a cool chill. We made a stop into an old tower structure which gives you a great view of the top of the dam itself. One should be careful of the big man -made holes of the tower’s floorings which go down to about a hundred feet below.
Emerging from the Wawa trail. Daryll at left.
Part of the trail leading to the National Park
Jogging on more trail with the dam on sight
The dam as back-drop
Steel bridge connecting the boulders
With June at top of waterfalls
June, taking-in the scene
The cool weather, picturesque scenery and fresh air makes this place a perfect cool-down and we thank June for reminding us the beauty of this place. June has a knack for his knowledge of incredible places and his experience as an outdoors-man and mountaineer has led us to the great wilderness that we were able to explore thru running. And we wait with great anticipation where he would take us next.