Friday, September 4, 2009


We took the road less traveled, and it made all the difference. Janice Cadiogan, her friend Erwin (our guide), and I went to the caves in nearby Sagada and let me tell you, it was absolutely amazing! I am from Missouri, so I have been in a cave before, but this was no Meramec Caverns! There are no lights, no paths, and no shoes. If you lose your kerosene lantern to the waterfalls you are in big trouble because it is pitch black in there, and you might not be able to find the way out. Best to take a head lamp along just in case.Before we went down into the cave, we had an American style breakfast with Janice's aunt, and when we came back up, she fed us lunch! I love these Filipinos, they are always feeding me.
Once you enter the cave it is time to take off your shoes and walk/crawl through a couple inches of slippery bat poop. Sounds gross, but trust me, it's worth it!
Touch all you want. Your footprints even stay behind you on the limestone under the water for a few seconds. It looks really cool.

There are waterfalls and pools everywhere inside the cave. We got soaking wet.

They call this formation the king's curtain.
Repelling down this rock seemed scary at first, but the rock was not slippery there, so it turned out to be a lot of fun.

I can't wait to go caving again. I am going to take anyone who visits me here!
-Melanie West Goes...Cave.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melanie,
    That looks like some major spelunking and some major fun! It makes Mud Cave in South County look like a little dugout! Peace, Chris Kurth