Location: Sitio Inamong, Brgy. Matigol, Arakan, Cotabato
Types: Cascade, Multi-step, Fan horsetail
As soon as the Rural Transit bus was cruising along the BUDA (Bukidnon-Davao) Highway, I often looked at the direction of the conductor. From time to time, I would ask if Campo Uno.
From Campo Uno, I hired a habal habal motorcycle going to Barangay Matigol which sadly I found out to be still far from Sitio Inamong. So I have to walk down the dirt road while enjoying the aroma that the flowering coffee trees exude.
At Sitio Matigol, I asked for some assistance. Adult Manobos were unavailable so some children accompanied me instead. It did not take long when started our trek. Then I faced the biggest scare in my Chasing Philippine Waterfalls Project. We had to go down on a very steep ravine.
It literally shook the core of my being and the essence and purpose of the project. And although the little children easily reached the bottom, I was still hesitant to follow them and was already thinking of calling it off.
The physical exhaustion and the scare were properly compensated by the natural beauty and charm that I have seen that day in Matigol Falls. As I was dragging my feet to Barangay Matigol, I cannot help but utter a sincere prayer of appreciation and thanksgiving for the opportunity to enjoy the creation of the Almighty God. Truly, this country has been blessed!
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls. This is also part of his January 26 – February 4, 2015 Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN Backpacking Trip.