Location: Brgy. Capitan Bayong, Impasugong, Bukidnon
Types: Cascade, Multistep, Segmented
My patience was wearing thin. I woke up early and left CDO immediately after so I would have sufficient time exploring the waterfalls of Impasugong. But the local guide I contacted was caught up by the traffic and pre-activities of the Kaamulan Festival. About two precious hours were wasted.
As soon he arrived, I told him we should get going right away. It was almost 12 noon when we left Capitan Bayong junction. We passed through a pineapple plantation and in 15 minutes, we arrived at the jump off point. I don’t know but I felt the steep trail going down to Atugan River was really scary.
Water sprouts from both sides of the Atugan Canyon make up the Balisbisan Falls. These sprouts would easily remind you of Asik Asik Falls in Alamada, Cotabato, a waterfalls that I have yet to visit.
One side was the more picturesque while the other was excellent for shower. Literally, I had the time of my life while basking under the cold waters pouring down on me. It was such a wonderful moment!
After a little more than an hour enjoying Balisbisan Falls all to myself, it was about time to leave and head to my next destination. I had to make up for the lost time. And I have to worry how to conquer the steep ascent.
As short as my visit may have been, it was definitely satisfying nevertheless.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls and the seven-day Northern Mindanao Backpacking Trip and Group Tour.