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18/03/11_Trip Report_Baan Huai Mo Loop


A group of 23 intrepid hikers set out by car and motorbike, winding up a small single track mountain road to the starting point with hopes of finding clear air at higher elevations…not to be disappointed.  We walked through shaded forest on well marked trails for most of the way on a gradual incline until eventually reaching ridge trails which offered beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains only slightly shrouded in smog.  The group decided to stay together and push on for the harder option rather than split into two groups and continued on uphill.
At one point a bypass was taken as a shortcut to avoid going over the top of two hills, but in hindsight the hills would have been preferred.

The difficult section involved traversing the side of a steep slope.

The difficult section also involved a steep climb up a buttress ridge.

We slipped and stumbled along a steep, narrow goat-path and after several treacherous moments were happy to arrive relatively unscathed back on the ridge for our lunch stop.  This must have been the ‘new section’…not to be repeated.

We continued downhill on a clear trail towards a steep rocky outcropping  that tempted 5 hikers to scale the rock wall to its jagged peak, looking over the precipice and snapping a few pics to prove we made it to the top.

From here it was a gentle downhill all the way back to the cars made uncomfortable for one hiker due to a persistently spasming calf muscle, but improved with cold refreshments and food at the post-hike establishment.

Stats:
9.6 kms
Elevation +/- 700m
6 hours  10 mins
23 hikers – youngest 9 years old!

Hike leadership by MikeHike and PGB. Report by Jenny. Photos by Michael M.

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2 Responses

  1. your hikes are amazing! I belong to Doi Suthep Walkers group but they haven’t been doing anything lately. how can I get in contact with you guys? your “upcoming hikings” seens to be outdated.

    • Thanks for your message. It’s true we forgot to remove an old “upcoming hike” from that tab, but have done so now. You’ll see from the default post there that details of how to join the hike for each Sunday are usually posted by the Friday. Joining the hike is the best way to contact us (beyond using the website comment system).

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