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131222_Trip Report_Bushwacker’s Delight Loop

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View across to Doi Pui on the way down

Twenty five hikers assembled at the start point, undeterred by threats of bushwacking and lost trails. Despite a few late arrivals at both the 700p meeting point and the campsite car park start point, we set off before 9am in the lovely morning light and cool. (Some would say cold.)

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Brief rest and photo op on the way down

Thanks to Anders’ pastime of exploring and trail clearing, we made a good start along easy tracks and trails, able to concentrate on enjoying the high-level views, catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones. We made good time downhill and even stopped for many to buy – and share, thank you 😉 – strawberries at the resort we stumbled into near the low point of the hike in Ban Pong Khrai. Pam took pictures. After a short on-road section up to the pass above the village, we snacked to re-fuel for the bigger climb ahead.

Beautyful Group Pictures.

Beautyful Group Pictures (click to enlarge)

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Strawberry fields en route

Two or three hikers struggled at various stages of the main uphill section and the group spread out quite a lot for a while but all made it to the viewpoint with a smile on their faces. (Pleasure or just relief?) Almost all bush pre-whacked by Anders’, Richard and their intrepid team of assistants, too numerous to list.

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On top of the world

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The final viewpoint

A successful circuit of the Huai Pong Tai stream watershed. 9 km, up/down 550m, in just under 5 hours.

BWD altitude profile

Altitude profile of the hike

BWD map

Purple = previous Mon Jaem trail; black & white = Sunday’s trail

Look out for the sequel, Bushwacker’s Delight II: foggy sea view, coming soon to a hike near you. 

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One Response

  1. Thanks everyone for a fantastic day in the beautiful Mon Jam area. After the hike we had a good time at the rustic campsite restaurant .Fantastic views, good friends and cold beer &nice food

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