29 people arrived at our meeting point on Sunday morning, but the number increased to 30, when Anders was catching up with us after around 30 minutes driving time .
When we arrived at our starting point, we had some discussions with the local Head of the National Park as he was unaware of our previous contact with his people and their approval for our hike . Nevertheless after some unproductive back-and forth we got his permission too and had 2 employees from the National Park joining our hike. Although it was not sunny in the morning, it was still pretty hot and humid . We spotted many mushrooms along our trail and some hikers decided to collect some of them and bring them back home . After about 1 hour hiking , we came to the road to Pai and had a short rest at a Sala .
Afterwards we continued walking along the road for around 200 meters before we turned left to a forest trail. For about 15 minutes we had to climb up a bit before the terrain became more shallow and finally we descended to the waterfall where we arrived after a hiking time of only 3 hours .
At the waterfall we stopped for our lunch break and swimming . After around 40 minutes some fellow hikers decided to go back to their vehicles while others walked together to a bat cave .
No drinks and further meals this time.
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