"Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks."
_James A. Baldwin_
🏞: Hutan Mati Situ Hiang Lake, Pasir Reungit hike trail, Mount Halimun-Salak National Park, West Java.
Here, it is not recommended for hikers to stay low near the ground for more than 3 minutes, because of the poisonous sulphuric gas floating over the ground; especially on these conditions:
✅No wind 🌬
✅In the evening 🌠
➡️This is why it is recommended for hikers to start the hike early in the morning so that everyone can get back down to the basecamp before dark.
➡️Despite the clear trail, the locals will suggest you to hire a local guide for around IDR 250k. Unless you're going with someone who's been there before & familiar with the trail (Luckily, we've been there).
Brace yourselves, monday is coming.
Fear not. You'll live. Unlike the dead trees of Hutan Mati 💪🏼💀