A total of 17 hikers drove out to the start point at Tung Roeng Royal Project, off the Samoeng Road. Weather was overcast, but dry. We hiked south & descended through farmland to the river valley.
Water levels were slightly higher than earlier in the week, but most hikers managed to keep their feet dry, with a series of quickly laid stepping stones & bamboo logs for “bridges”.
As we hiked Northwest, following the stream, we passed through bamboo “buffalo gates”.
An early lunch break was taken at the small cave in the limestone cliffs at the edge of the valley.
After lunch, we hiked through the village of Ban Mae Khanin Nuea, & then started the steep climb back to our start point.
We then drove to a restaurant on the Samoeng Road for some refreshments. Unfortunately, despite a great location, with views across the valley, we were plagued by flies. Suggestions for a new refreshment stop off for that area, please. Maybe those east of the international school?
Total hike length 10.9km, climb about 300m, duration 3 hrs 15 mins.
Photos by Andrew & Tom
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