13 hikers who aren’t afraid of “blood-sucking flies” gathered in front of Central Festival and moved on to the gas station at Doi Saket in 5 cars, where a motorcyclist joined and the total number became 14 hikers.
We started the hike from the temple at 08:50. After 500m, we climbed in the coffee plantation but the grass had grown and we had to do bush-whacking until the minor ridge but there was still a good trail on the minor ridge. (We did grass cutting there in last January – so I was surprised!)
There was a new, wide motorbike trail on the main ridge and moreover there was wide fire break after the rock garden and it continued on to the 1719m peak. We then climbed up the very steep uphill (45.2%) to get to the highest summit of the hike, where we then had an early lunch.
After lunch, we started hiking again at 11:40 and walked into the “blood-sucking flies forest”. We were very lucky! There were only a few flies. And then we walked on slippery downhill and got back to the start point after another 1 hour 40 minutes. Total walking time was 4 hours 40 minutes. The total distance of the hike was 8km.
After the hike, we went to our favorite restaurant to enjoy meals, beer, other cold drinks. Thanks to everybody who cooperated in making the hike. Written by Matsu.
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