30/08/15 Moncham loop hike
(In case if is raining heavily on Sunday morning, I might be changing the meeting time-please check on Sunday morning for any updates in the webpage)
As we will have to share cars together, please bring a towel and a second shirt with you. In case you are a passenger, please contribute to the costs of gasoline with THB 100 per person.
This hike will follow a similar route to the one by Anders in November last year. We will start from the grass car park below the Moncham restaurant we normally eat at. We will go across the fields behind the restaurant and down to a dirt road in the valley below. On the way down there will be a small diversion to look at a small group of nice chalets with excellent views that are being built to check on the state of progress. From the valley we will go through a small forest area and then start a relatively steep assent up another dirt road through the fields and up to the highest ridge. From there we will walk along the ridge to the viewpoint (now sadly overgrown but with excellent vistas in good weather). After a snack break we will retrace our route down the ridge and circle around to the car park and restaurant. This will be a relatively easy hike and should take between 3-3.5 hours. Please note that due to the short duration of the hike there will be no lunch break. However, there will be a snack break on the ridge after approx 2.5 hours. Please also note that some areas of moncham are currently being replanted. Please do not walk off the route path in these areas.
Hike Leader: Stephen R
If you want to join
Just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time.
We cannot accommodate groups.
This time we will meet at 07:45 Am for an 08:00 hours start at the car park in front of the 700 years Stadium ( please see the map).There is no need to let us know you are coming.
Head straight out from the North West corner of the moat 2 km towards Doi Suthep on Huay Kaew Road (H.1004).
Turn right onto the Canal Road H.121
After 4.5 km you will see the traffic lights (don’t go in to the Stadium area.)
When you are at traffic lights of 700 years stadium you will see the big parking area on canal road in front of 700 years stadium there we will meet.
(Please click on map to enlarge)
•around 1.5-2 liters of water or more, snacks&picnic lunch
•good footwear etc. hat, rain wear, insect repellent and sun-block
•energy,team spirit, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.
( As we will have a longer hike and share cars together, please bring a towel and a second shirt with you).
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