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16/08/07_Two dam short hike_Huay Tung Tao and Mae Yen



As usual at this time of year, heavy rain might make us cancel the hike (though cancelling is quite rare). If we are going to cancel it will be notified here by 06:30 on Sunday morning.

A morning stroll, this Sunday. Nobody was able to research a normal-length hike during the week, so let’s take things a bit easier. We have often used Huay Tung Tao as a base for climbing the mountain, but the lakeside park, with its woods and paddy-wetland, is worth traversing in itself. Besides the tracks round the main reservoir and the adjoining wetland, there are many pleasant paths through the woods to the north, some of which lead to the Hidden Dam of Mae Yen. I’ve checked out a basic route to walk (about 2 hours at a casual pace). If there are any regulars who know this park well, do contact me and we might further improve the itinerary. We could also split the group after we reach the Mae Yen dam, assigning the energetic ones to explore that area a bit more. But we’ll certainly finish the hiking well before midday. People may linger afterwards among the facilities for drinks, meals, swimming etc according to individual choices.

Hike leader: Michael M

Meeting time and place:

The hike will start at the carpark at the beginning of the walking exercise paths, along the service road toward the Huay Tung Tao park, 250m after the turnoff from Canal Road (121). The carpark entrance is pictured below.


The above-mentioned turnoff is on the left when you have travelled on Canal Road (121) 7 or 8 km north from its junction with Huay Kaew Road (1004). On Canal Road you will see the signs for the Huay Tung Tao visitor attraction.

Google Maps: https://www.google.co.th/maps/@18.8596095,98.9582431,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s5wy13k940KY1Mlq4focL_Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D5wy13k940KY1Mlq4focL_Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D392%26h%3D106%26yaw%3D251.76488%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en


We will meet at this carpark at 07.45 for an 08:00 start.

If you want to join (and you’re not a large group or part of a commercial setup), just turn up: there is no need to let us know you are coming.


You are advised to bring

  • About one litre of water
  • training shoes or walking sandals (hiking boots if you like)
  • hat, rainwear
  • 50 Baht for park entrance (The amount has recently leapt up but still seems fair.)
  • Snacks and/or a bit more money for light refreshment at the end
  • Good humour




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