A LEAD Movement baby right from the very first day the eco-adventure group was conceived, Ericke has grown to love Adams like a second home.
Together with her best buddies, they explore the alluring Anuplig Falls, the foremost waterfall in the idyllic town of Adams, located far up north in the Cordilleras.
Ericke accounts, “With about two hours of sleep, we went hiking. Some of my girlfriends are not very ‘outdoorsy’, so we had to rest a couple of times, instead of hiking for an hour and a half; it took us two hours to reach the falls. We were sweaty, hot, our feet were covered with mud, our legs and arms had so many scratches, and on top of that, our knees felt like the knees of an 80 year old with arthritis. As soon as we heard the rushing sound of the falls and felt the sprinkles of cold water in our faces, all of the complaints and regrets went away. The water was ice cold, it’s my 3rd time to see Anuplig falls but I’m still so amazed by it. Cliff diving is always awesome! The water was so deep even if you jumped from the highest point you still can’t reach the bottom.”
Mesmerized by the mystic appeal of the town, they promise to make nature adventure a summer break habit. They figure on resuming where they left off in a journey of exploring the many other uncontrived, natural destinations that Ilocos Norte can offer.