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2020/10/04_Report_Nam Mae Kwong water margin hike

A small group of six people turned up for this ridge/river hike. The initial ridge climb proved uneventful although there was ample evidence of rain overnight.

When we reached the river, however, the effect of the two month rainy season was self evident. While the higher water level in parts was still manageable the heavy rains over the last couple of months had resulted in parts of the bank collapsing into the river, obliterating parts of the previous path while several of the grass areas at the side of the river were now festooned with flood debris, including some large trees. With the hike leader at times forced to look for a new path this resulted, on one occasion, in the hike leader trying to extract himself from a barbed wire fence with the other hikers were taking photos of a juvenile Cobra, also on said barbed wire fence.

There also seemed to be more Water Buffalo in evidence, who regarded us with unanimous disdain, and later in the hike we met two of their local keepers who were fishing for “the big one”. Our previous snack area was now covered in debris but we found another smaller area further on.

Despise a number of diversions there were few problems and the small good spirited group completed the hike in a good time of four hours and fifteen minutes. Afterwards we stopped at the small restaurant at Doi Saket for a good meal and much welcomed beer.

Leadership and reporting by SRR. Photos by Champ and M

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