ADVENTURE BAG CLEAN UP HIKE UP MT TAPYAS IN CORON, PHILIPPINES
Coron is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. It was my third time returning to Coron but my first visit back since I started the Adventure Bag Movement. I decided to organize a quick clean-up of the most popular sunset spot on Coron, Mt. Tapyas.
On the 17th of March, we met at 4pm at the bottom of the stairs of Mt. Tapyas. The bulk of our group was made up of the Big Dream Boat Man crew and their wives and also Mirra from Casa Fidelis resort, where we were staying. It was great to have the support of both the tour company and our accommodation staff, who we were collaborating with while in Coron.
A small but determined group, the twelve of us set off up the stairs. There had been reports that the trail was clean and that there was daily maintenance of the trail. I wasn’t worried because we hear these nervous comments before every cleanup only to collect thousands of pieces of trash. This hike was no different.
We immediately found a little dump site off to the side of the stairs and filled 5-6 huge garbage bags within minutes. After clearing this site we headed up the stairs. I think it’s about 500 stairs to the top of the trail so it is quite steep and exposed to the strong sun. This was a sweaty cleanup session but well worth the effort.
Krish was our tour guide on our Big Dream Boat Man tour and went beast mode collecting 12 huge garbage bags of trash in 1.5 hours. The rest of the crew combined for another 10+ bags to total almost 25 giant garbage bags of trash on a short hiking trail.
Thanks to all of those who came to the clean-up with special mention to Big Dream Boat Man and Casa Fidelis Resort for the support of their staff at the clean-up.
In this case, we couldn’t locate rice bags to use for the clean up so we did have to purchase the bio-degradable garbage bags for the collection. The trash was bagged and placed at the collection site to be collected by the pick-up the next morning where it will be taken to the landfill.
Here are the photos from the cleanup!