In the morning of
September 29th, 15 hikers arrived at our
meeting point before we were driving together to our starting point on Mae Sa
Road. We started with the hike at around 8:20 am and the hike was finished
after around 4 hours 45 minutes. The cool temperatures in the morning were
perfect for our hike. In the beginning
we walked slowly uphill on a dirt road and turned after a while to the left to
a hiking trail. After around 90 minutes, we stopped for a break before we
continued on an almost invisible trail where a small group of us had left marks on the trees the week before.
It was an uphill –
downhill exercise for some time before we came to a water stream. In order to avoid a nest of hornets, we had to choose a very
difficult and slippery downhill way to the stream , but with the support of a
rope — the use of which unfortunately left some of us a bit injured.
we managed our descent. We crossed the stream, walked uphill for around 20 minutes and stopped for a break and a snack. After the snack we still were able to follow the marks on the trees which finished after a while . We then had to rely on GPS , but because of the mistake of one of the leaders, we chose a wrong direction and had to climb down a very steep area to another stream.
Instead of going back to
the former trail, we tried to find a new way leading us back to the one saved
by GPS before by climbing uphill with the help of the rope again. Arriving on
the top, we were coming back to the trail we missed before. Instead of walking
back on the path we used in the morning, we found a shortcut back to the
starting point . After the hike one hiker go back home and 14 of us went to a
local restaurant for meals and drinks.
. Thanks to all of you for coming to this adventure hike which lived up to it’s name !
The Indiana Jones Adventure Hike had it all.
Nice sunny weather with hiking in the bamboo shadows.
Slide both downhill and uphill in the mud for most of our adventurer.
“Off road” hiking.
Rescue rope, downhill and uphill
Dangerous bamboo area.
High water creeks.
Nice beer & food at the happy ending at the local restaurant.
Altitude 610 m.
Distance 9.54 km.
4.45 hours walk.
With 15 hikers.
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