March 9, 2012
Backpacking with a Book

River-Trekking to Casaroro Falls

Casaroro Falls | Valencia, Dumaguete, Philippines Casaroro Falls is “lodged deep into the rock crevices of the rugged Valencia mountains. With an astounding height of 100 feet, the water plunges into a deep cold basin before it flows down to a stream.” Of course, with a description like that, it left me wanting to jump into the water roaring in my head. Fellow mountaineers, who have scaled up Mt. Talinis—also known as Cuernos de Negros or the Horns of Negros—often say “nindot ang Casaroro.” Aside from the neighboring volcanic lakes, it is the temporary solitude for the terrain-bitten climbers.