Prepare for the sun
The second quickest way to spoil a backpacking adventure is to underestimate the power of the sun. You may think the shade from the trees is protecting you, but that growing shade of lobster says differently. By the time you can see your sunburn, it’s too late.
Even in the rain, the sun will power through, so bring a good sunscreen. Again, we recommend that you bring waterproof sunscreen because if you don’t, guess what’s going to happen? Yup, rain!