The Monsoon Season
The Key is Preparation and Knowledge
First, check the forecast. If it's calling for 100% chance of rain in Mt. Charleston, don't hike. During the Monsoon season you should be off the peak and descending by noon or earlier. Why? As a general rule the thunderstorms do not start until noon. * Always bring a rain jacket or poncho. * Carry at least one extra layer. It can get cold during a thunderstorm. * Carry a balaclava, a thin type of ski mask that really keeps your head warm.
Remember to protect you cell phone from water with either a waterproof iPhone Case or a dry bag. If buying a waterproof iPhone case, check out Ourdoorgb. They have a great selection. Here's a video explaining waterproof cases.
What to do if Caught in a Thunderstorm
Here are some suggestions if caught in a thunderstorm in the mountain. Hope this tips help you.
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