Up I went. The view kept looking nicer and nicer. Once we reached the rock formations, I immediately put down my backpack and claw my way up against the sharp rocks. It felt so good looking at the surrounding view and feel the heights.
I found myself on this gorgeous place last Sunday on a quick and unplanned dayhike. This natural landscape features an impressive rock formation (Mt. Sipit Ulang) and a series of fantastic waterfalls (Payaran Falls).
From below, this rock formation appears to resemble a fossilized giant crab’s claw reaching for something in the sky – hence the name Sipit Ulang (or crabs claw). From top of the rock, the view was sheer splendor. I was amazed at the beautiful, scenic views these rocks offered, enhanced beautifully by the gorgeous surrounding view of Mt. Pamitinan, Mt. Binacayan and Mt. Ayaas – definitely a post card view.
We also come for the stunning series of waterfalls – the seven-layer Payaran Falls – a refreshing sidetrip after the hike.