In 2013, I had the chance to travel in Barangay Tulgao East and West. My friends and I decided to find the main source of water of these two barangays. Motorbikes are the only available transportation from Poblacion to reach the community of the Tulgao tribes. The timeframe takes for about more or less thirty minutes.
As soon as you arrived in the boundaries between Barangay Tulgao East and West, the adventure starts to hike in the mountain. Then, it takes a matter of time to reach the community of Tulgao East tribes. It wasn’t easy since there are no available pathways going to the water source and see the improvement of Chotar Communal Irrigation System (CIS). It was a project wherein the local tribes of Tulgao East and West decided to have as the community project at that time.
The local tribes of Tulgao East had the chance to lead the trail going to the Chotar Mountain. It is the main water reservoir for the community between Barangay Tulgao East and West. Half-way travel in the mountain, the modern gadgets cannot have their signals from different networks. That’s the point of time to enjoy the scenery as continuing to penetrate the untouched mountains.
If water runs out while hiking to the peak of the mountain, then you can have natural water to drink coming from the running water in the mountain. It takes a few hours to reach the Chotar Communal Irrigation System (CIS). But the hiking escapade is worth to experience. It can be done if not going to hike the unpopular mountains above the Barangay Tulgao West.
There is no need to have extra effort when going down from the mountain. The unforgettable experience seeing a rainbow between the barangays. It is a place to have the best adventure for friends to experience.
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