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15/11/08_ Doi Pa Tueng hike in San Kamphaeng “Lake district”

Doi Ton from viewpoint

Doi Ton from viewpoint

Please be aware: Hikes are volunteer led. This means you are responsible for your own safety at all times.

Sunday 08 November.   Hike in San Kamphaeng “ Lake district”

Hike leader: Andrew

It is very important to stay together on this hike.  There are many trails used by villagers gathering from the forest.  Also many cow trails on steep, densely vegetated slopes.  It is very easy to get lost & follow the wrong trail into a steep sided ravine.  Anyone heading off on their own ahead of hike leader may have a long day ahead of them.

Paths on this hike are narrow & rocky.  In places there are steep drop offs.  In places we may lose the trail & hike across rocky forest floor until we find the trail again.  Good footwear  is a must.   If you have trekking sticks, bring them.
We will meet outside The Promenada Shopping Mall, 07.45 Am, for departure at 08.00 to the Huay Lan Reservoirs in San Kamphaeng district. We carpool for a ride of about 30 minutes. We will park our vehicles next to the dam of southernmost reservoir.   From here we will hike along Huay Lan stream for about 2km, before climbing steeply through bamboo forest.  After climbing about 120m in about 600m, the climb through forest to the sandstone outcrop on the ridge line will be more gradual.  Elevation of viewpoint about 720m.  Spectacular views west to the cliffs of Doi Ton & south to Doi Mae Thi.  After a break for snacks/early lunch we will continue north about 3km towards Doi Pa Tueng where we will descend through forest to the middle reservoir.  A vehicle left here before the start of the hike will be used to transport drivers back to their cars.

Total time is about 5 hours.  Hike length about 10km.

After the hike, there is a nearby resort with swimming pool.

Trip report from last year

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Huay Lan Lakes



If you want to join
Just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time.
We cannot accommodate groups
Meeting Point & Time.
This time we will meet at 07:45 for 08:00 start. At road 1141 outside Promenada
( Please don’t be late as we leave on time )












Bring :
•around 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.
•In case you are a passenger, please contribute to the costs of gasoline with THB 100 per person.

Bring extra shirt  for return journey, if car sharing.

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