TOP 10 TREKKING TIPS
TOP 10 TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TREKKING
Preparing for your Pinatubo - Mayon or TAAL trek -
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Check the weather
Mount Pinatubo should only be hiked when the weather is good. In 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 sun. 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 heat stroke 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 your hike the tricky terrain of Mt. Pinatubo. No need to go on a hunger strike there. Life is short. Eat.
Don't worry, be happy.
It's not every day that you get to commune with nature so don't rush - it's not a race.
Appreciate the sight and sounds 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.
LAHAR - is an Indonesian term that describes a hot or cold mixture of water and rock fragments that flows down the slopes of a volcano and typically enters a river valley. Basically is the Lava rock that has now dryed, so wear good footwear for comfort & protection