We were a small group of 12 who fit nicely into 3 cars for the drive up to Baan Doi Pui. Skies were overcast and the air cool when we set out at a leisurely pace, enjoying the shady trail.
As we walked we spotted 2 small snakes, one no bigger than an earthworm with a hatchet shaped head. The other yellow snake aggressively attacked Pam’s pole when she provoked it.
By the time we reached the top of the ridge for our snack break it was about 11am. The tall grass there partially obscured the views. Three of the hikers took longer to climb up to the ridge, and so they decided to return the way they had come while the other 9 of us continued on past the Buddha footprint to the turnoff which would bring us back to the main trail we had come up on. This trail was so overgrown with tall grass that it was quite difficult to follow and slowed us down. After we came out on the main trail we began to hurry and took a couple of shortcuts, and so caught up with the others. It was about 1pm when we arrived together back at Baan Doi Pui for lunch, a total of 4 hours for what we estimated as an 8 km. hike. I think we all enjoyed this “easy” hike!
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