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For this old favourite hike we drive up the mountain to the Hmong village of Ban Doi Pui. Walking out through the flower garden maintained by the villagers, we follow an easy track along the mountain contours eastwards and northwards to the Buddha Footprint veiwpoint. Leader Kurt writes:
With or without views, the “views” should be nice. By that, I mean I enjoy the feeling of being within a cloud bank and have experienced this at the rocky rest stop. If there’s no cloud, then the views will be nice!
A warning to participants that at this elevation and season leeches are a possibility (I have experienced them there). I didn’t reconnoiter this path, but last week the trails were very lush due to recent rains. I expect we will be walking through areas with waist high grass. Leeches are simply a psychological issue (unless we have hemophiliacs amongst us!). Best to wear long trousers tucked into socks.
- around 2 litres of water
- good footwear, hat, rain wear, insect repellent and sun-block
- long trousers and shirt sleeves are recommended on this hike as a precaution against leeches
- 100 Baht contribution for fuel if you need lifts from Arboretum to the start point and back
- spare shirt, washing flannel, bag for boots etc to avoid in-car smelliness on return drive.
- snacks or packed light lunch
- energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.
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