Love is sweeter the second time around. – TINIPAK RIVER DARAITAN TANAY
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Date: March 30,2012 – Hot and Sunny Black Saturday.
GALAMALAYA lineup: Robby Cirineo, Ceejay Carlos, Yaj Zaldivia, Pauline Sulit and Jayson Bauit
Meet-up point: Don Mariano Subd Cainta Rizal We left at around 7:00am and unluckily rode a jeepney that has a mechanical problem. So, we weren’t able to document an accurate travel time going to Tanay Public Market.
Travel budget: Jeepney fare(Cainta to tanay public market) Php40.00++ // Tricycle from Tanay public market to Daraitan’s barangay hall Php90.00/head or Jeepney to Daraitan Php60.00/head// Barangay Fee:Php20.00 Each // Tricycle back to Tanay Public Market Php80.00/head (driver gave us a discount) // RCBC airconditioned bus going back to Cainta Php60.00/head – Total: Around Php300.00
TIPS: Choose a Barako type of tricycle for the up and down-hill rough-road ride // If you’re planning to ride a tricycle going back to Tanay public market, it’s cheaper to have your previous tricycle driver to fetch you than getting a tricycle from Daraitan. And ask him to bring you directly to the Barangay Hall and fetch you from there as well.
It’s mandatory to get a guide from the barangay hall but this time, since it was my 2nd time and Yaj’s 3rd visit, the officer in charge allowed us to hike on our own.
Barangay fee: Php20.00/person and Php100.00 per person for guide fee. Maximum of 5 persons per guide(as said by our guide last Oct 2012).
Since we weren’t able to follow our itinerary, we just enjoyed our hike with photo and video ops, river swimming and exploration, and spelunking. My first visit to Tinipak river was far more different from this experience. Oct 2012 was rainy season so when we went there, bridges were destroyed, water level was high and river current was strong that swimming is not allowed. But this time, it was dry season, which made it a completely different experience Since this place was awarded with one of the cleanest natural springs in the country, water source wouldn’t be a problem. Just bring a liter of water container and you’ll survive a day hike. Just ask your guide about the potable natural spring water. But of course, it’s safer if you bring more. Going to the swimming area was an easy hike. There were a lot of groups and even families visiting to have an outdoor bond with their kids.
On our last hour in Tinipak River (3:30pm), Yaj, Jason and Pau went spelunking while Cj and Robb stayed in the swimming area. Since the trail going to the cave was dry, climbing up was easy but going inside the cave gave a bit of a challenge due to the sharp rocks that you’ll be stepping and holding on to.
We were aiming for an early hike back to the barangay but because of enjoying too much, we weren’t able to come back on our targeted time. But thanks to our tricycle driver Jerome who waited for us for a very long time, we didn’t have any problems going back.
Dayhike checklist of things to bring for dry season: 1.Extra clothes(when you get there, I’m pretty sure you wont be able to resist swimming) // 2.Towel(for drying yourself after a cold swim) and Facetowel // 3.1 to 2Li of drinking water // 4.Backpack // 5.Camera // 6.Sun Glasses // 7.Hiking Sandals // 8.First Aid Kit // 9.Personal Meds // 10. Knife/Multi-tool // 11.Flashlight/Lamp/Head lamp(For spelunking) // 12.Packed lunch(since your time would be limited, it’s advisable to bring packed lunch than cook there-would depend on your itinerary) 13.Toilet paper/Wet wipes // 14.Sun screen
Additional things to bring for an overnight camp: Camping Tent, Earthpad(for a more comfortable sleep on rocky campsites), Matches and lighter, Insect Repellant. Tip: Set your camp to a nearby potable water source. Sample Itinerary:
5:00am Assembly Time(Cainta Junction)
5:30 ETD for Tanay Public Market via Tanay Jeep
7:00 ETA for Tanay Market to buy supplies and get a tricycle/jeep
8:00 ETD for Brgy. Daraitan Tanay
10:00 ETA at Barangay Hall of Daraitan
11:00 Hike to Tinipak River
12:00 Lunch at Campsite (with water source and a marker(Welcome to Gen Nakar Quezon)
1:00 Hike to Swimming area
1:30 Swimming area-swimming, rest and socials
3:00pm Cave exploration
4:30pm Back to the swimming area
5:00pm Back to Jumpoff/Barangay Hall
6:00pm Tricycle to Public Market
7:30pm ETD Public Market to Cainta Junction(via tricycle)
8:30pm Back to Cainta Junction
Contact Persons: Tricycle – Jerome +63926-437-7738 – Give our regards to him. He’s a nice guy
Barangay – Kuya Wilfredo – +63915-353-9089
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