A faulty decision was made not to cancel the hike in the early morning! It could be blamed on a wrong weather forecast …
16 hikers gathered in front of Promenada Mall and moved onto Mae Pha Haen reservoir and started the hike at 08:20.
The weather was cloudiness at first, but turned into light rain and became a thunder storm from about 10 o’clock. We then gave up hike and turned back to the start point.
There was a flash flood and road collapse but the 16 hikers managed to get back to starting point safely at 11:30. When we tried to take a short cut to the restaurant, fallen trees blocked the road and forced a detour. We got into hot springs after we had meals at the restaurant but the hot water stopped and the water was not hot enough … What a day !!
Total walking time was 3 hours 10 minutes and the total distance of the hike was 7km. I’m sorry for my wrong decision. I should have cancelled it.
– Report by Matsu