17 hikers met at CenFes and shared cars and three motorbikes out to the hike area, where we met a family of four hikers, so 21 set off about 9am on the short walk to visit the impressively tall, but unimpressively dry, Thepsadet waterfall, but then split into two groups for the remainder of the hike.
Six BIG hikers surged ahead of the main group and reached the top of the ridge in about two hours, then enjoyed a long ridge walk for the next three hours, stopping for lunch on one of the peaks.
Highlights included the lovely cool breeze on the ridge top, a bee farm, where the owner was busy constructing a new hive, fig and orange trees (as well as the usual coffee and bananas), orchids, and a charcoal production unit. While it’s nice to see the coffee planters keeping bees, it’s a shame they need to put up nets to catch the coffee-berry-eating bats which we saw as we left the ridge near the end of the hike.
Thanks to all for keeping up a good pace (so we didn’t need to keep our drivers waiting), being good company and providing photos.
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