I saw the picturesque sceneries. The green mountain ranges were so perfect accentuated by the rushing water of the river and the waterfalls. One can safely drink clear and cool water straight from the river or at the falls. This is the place where I first tried eating the delicious adobo meat of wild pig. It’s endemic to the forests of the town.
The lifestyle of people is so simple. Traditionally, they just live in a wooden and nipa hut. They use wood to set fire on their stoves. They make use of the clay pots to cook their foods. The vegetables they cook were so fresh picked from their backyards or fields.
Adams is a 5th class municipality and it is composed of only one barangay covering an area of 138.25 km2. It was founded on May 16, 1983. History says that there was no factual record of the town before 1918. But a legend was often retold that during the term of American Governor William Taft who was fascinated by Baguio’s climate, some of his American constituents would love to stay north of warm Manila and some landed in Pasaleng Bay.
The tribes folk thought that they were being raided by pirates and rushed to the deep forests climbing the mountain cliff and steep ravines. They reached a valley with crystal clear water cascading downstream which is referred to now as the Bolo River. It was abundant of eels and fishes. They harvest many fruits and vegetables and catch deers and wild boars. With the bountiful blessings, they branded it as Karayan ni Adan but its name was later corrupted to Adams.