Trip report Sunday 12 April. The Songkran hike.
To avoid the day’s upcoming heat, we met very early this morning.
Our hike started 7:50 at the ranger station of the Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park near Huay Tung Tao Lake. A quite small group this Sunday, 14 brave hikers who wanted to defeat the summer heat.
We walked on a nice and shady bike trail towards a village named Ban Mae Nai, at the Mae Rim area. Near the village we hiked up to the Huai Mae Nai River and rested at a lovely waterfall. Some gentlemen in the group took the opportunity for a swim. The waterfall even offered a small waterslide which was used by the brave calendar boys.
We continued our hike in a burned area, but the nature already started to get green.
Soon we were back at the morning’s bike trail.
I was hiking a bit ahead from the group and suddenly a small snake jumped over my foot. The snake refused to move on and just stayed in a frozen attack position on the trail. I stopped the rest of the group. Mr. S. was convinced it was a baby Malayan Pit Viper – Venomous – Very Dangerous.
Back at the lake a nice Songkran party!
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