View from Wat Palat
If it is raining on Sunday, please check the web site at 7am in case the hike is canceled.
Here is an alternate hike for those looking for something easier than the main hike (which is posted below) but still having a few steep sections. It should take less than 4 hours and include several choices: coffee, lunch, shorter or longer, return on foot or song tao. (Please let the leader know if you decide to leave the main group at any point.)
We will meet at 7:45 at the intersection at the end of Suthep road where the road starts up steeply. (The point marked with a red flag in the map below) Leaving at 8, we will walk up to the start of the Pilgrim trail and continue up to Wat Palat, take a short break, and continue up to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep where we can have coffee. It is possible then to take a song tao down to Wat Palat, to save some time and energy, and walk back down to your car. But the main plan is to walk back down to Wat Palat and continue down part way to a turn off headed for Galare restaurant which overlooks a reservoir, where we can enjoy lunch. Here too you can choose to simply go back to your car instead.
As usual, large groups are not welcome, and only well behaved dogs are welcome. No need to reserve, simply show up at the meeting point on time.
Things to bring: walking or hiking shoes, hiking sticks if you have them, at least 1 1/2 liters water, snacks, rain gear, insect repellent, energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humor.
Hike leader: Janet
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