I have just crossed out one of the adventures I’ve been longing to do in my bucket list – hike a mountain. My colleagues and I went to Daraitan in Tanay last February. I’m very much excited not just because I can finally climb but also because I will experience the beautiful Tinipak river. Based on my Rizaleño friends’ photos, with its dramatic rock formations and crystal clear water, the river is a great reward after a excruciating hike.
I got the chance to see Tinipak River before our ascend to Mt. Mamara. And I’m honestly tempted to sneaked out and just swim in its cold water. Who wouldn’t? Look how beautiful she is. Tinipak River is said to run from Tanay to Quezon and in the summit, you can witness how she formed a heart shape.
I got shy to do my basic artsy shots so here is my love’s shot showing off his excellent photography skills(NOT). Despite how alluring the river can be, I focused on my goal which I can’t wait to blog next.
After conquering my first mountain alive, 0 injuries and 100 sweats, I rewarded myself by jumping on the river. I cleaned up and cooled off and ate to regain some strength I need to go home. I have also witness some brave cliff jumpers so if you’re brave enough go ahead and try. By 3pm, the river is full of people – fresh from the mountain and setting up tents for an overnight stay. The current is strong enough to carry you with it so please be mindful if you’re bringing kids.
If you’re not into hiking, you can still enjoy Daraitan through it’s hidden gem, Tinipak River.
**some photos are from my officemate.