Sunday, January 22, 2012

Spelunking at Sumaging Cave

Sightseeing was the only activity I was thinking when we planned to go to Sagada. I wasn't into caves as I feel like there's not much to see inside. Then for some reason, the locals and our guide, Kuya Sotero was able to convince us to go to the caves. 

Spelunking. I thought it was a gay word for falling flat on your face while you're exploring the cave. Now, I know!  

To Sumaging Cave
I took this photo not because of the cave sign but the sign below it :)
I think it means "throw your thrash" in their dialect (not sure but it has something to do with thrash)

A welcome message at the entrance and some friendly reminders to everyone

Cave entrance

One of our SaGGAs guides, Marky giving us introduction and briefing us on what to do inside.
There are 3 stages.
Stage 1: Going down where it will be slippery because of bat poops
(Oh, I have a very memorable experience here)
Stage 2: Amazing rock formations
Stage 3: You will be asked if you want to continue because more challenges awaits you.

Our guide making us guess on rock formations

It's not too dark after all.

The weakest, I am so there you'll see one of our SaGGAs guides, Kuya Sotero  helping me and also I had the wrong footwear waaahhhh

At a woman's . . . you'll find out from your guide ;P

The women with the preggy woman

RAWR!!! Were you able to guess???

Awwww . . . . the little prince ;P

Only the two of us had a photo with this because we were December celebrants.
Don't expect me to tell all about the rock formations . . . you should hear it from your guides ;P

When you go inside this hole it is  bound to __________ ;P

I thought he just wanted to hang around. Only to find out he has a purpose for being there.
He may look weak and lanky but he's strong

Marky was our ladder going down. He also has a lot of funny shots.

It's SHOWTIME!!! Find out what's behind us and what's behind that's behind us. ;P

Of course, guides would always have their jokes. I'm a person who laughs easily so whatever the joke here  was,  it definitely was too funny for me and DJ but not for the rest. 

Ha ha ha too tired and decided to take a nap at the _____________
Again, I won't spoil everything for those who has not been there.

This is Stage 3

We became a little serious on this stage ha ha ha
You would hear us telling each other "Ginusto nyo ito eh" ha ha ha

We had to cross the waters . . . it was brrrrr but if you feel it getting warm . . . you know what it is ;P

Hey, I didn't know there was a camera ( I was too focused)  and you see me smiling so it means  I was  having fun.


Not sure what this was. I forgot. The King???

I love this part. I thought it was hard but this was the easiest part for me.

You'll pass by this rock formation twice. This is one of the only two formations I was able to guess out of a lot he he he 

Passing by Stage 1 again where there are bat poops. Woot!!!

We were suppose to go there and Marky gave  me the lamp to lead but we were so tired.
Maybe next time.

It was a FUN adventure. I'm glad we did this.
A photo with our guide Marky and the guide behind the camera, Kuya Sotero  both from SaGGAs.

No way but UP!!!

This is right across the entrance to Sumaging Cave where you can buy souvenirs, eat, drink and shower.

We did this activity for around 2 hours and a half and it was one FUN activity!

****some photos are courtesy of Roberto Chando and DJ Villanueva




is it ok to bring slr camera inside the cave? kelangan ba ng protector?

I brought my DSLR with me. Bring a cellophane or a bag. I had my guide hold my cam most of the time. It was in good hands but if you\re worried, bring an waterproof cam or a digicam.

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