Can You Slide Down this 20-ft Natural Waterfall Slide?
September 14, 2009
Mapawa River Trek Waterfall Challenge (1 of 5 Series)
[Mapawa River Trek is one of the awesome adventures that await you in Cagayan de Oro, where you follow the natural path of the Mapawa River through Five Waterfall Challenges. Can you conquer your fear and survive the Mapawa River Trek?!]
To reach the first waterfall challenge — a 20-ft natural waterfall slide in Mapawa River — you have to bear a 30-min tractor ride inside the Mapawa Nature Park and hike for another 45 minutes.
Slippers are preferably removed. Don’t wear any jewelry either during the Mapawa River Trek!
What to do? Clasp your hands at the back of your head and lean forward to avoid hitting your head when you slide down the waterfall.
You can opt to pinch your nose to avoid the sudden rush of water inside it when you hit the water.
The kids can choose to slide down with one of the guides.
You have to straighten your legs; otherwise, you might fall on your butt (like me) — which would be very painful for men…
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