Preparing for your Trekking Adventure
Philippines – Mt. Pinatubo – Mt. Mayon or Taal Volcano Trek
Or any other outdoor adventure or exploration – Follow these simple Tips
KEEP SMILING IT IS A FANTASTIC MEMORABLE DAY
Check the weather
Mount Pinatubo should only be hiked when the weather is good. In the case of rain, the terrain made of lahar becomes unstable. Don’t hesitate to postpone your trip in case of bad weather. Safety first!
The regular Pinatubo trek will take around 2 hours going to the crater lake (using the old way trail) and a 45 minute-trek on the return. Do yourself a favor and keep your bag light. Your back will thank you for it.
Love your skin.
The best time to go trekking Pinatubo is during the dry season (From the end of October to May) which means there will be a lot of sunshine. So slather on that sunscreen and use a cap or hat.
Mount Pinatubo’s terrain is rugged so protect your feet by wearing sturdy footwear. You’ll surely get wet as well so bring an extra pair.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
The trick of avoiding heatstroke is to drink BEFORE you even feel thirsty. You will be sweating a lot and hydrating is a sure way to battle fatigue. Bring at least 1.5 liters of water for the trek.
Making your own trail food is a fun and easy way to ensure that you have something to munch on while you hike the tricky terrain of Mt. Pinatubo. No need to go on a hunger strike there. Life is short. Eat.
It’s not every day that you get to commune with nature so don’t rush – it’s not a race.
Appreciate the sights, sounds, and magnificent views around you.
Leave no trace while trekking – You probably have heard of this one before but we’ll say it again anyway!
Take nothing but PICTURES ~ Leave nothing but FOOTPRINTS ~ Kill nothing but TIME.
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