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2020/11/15_Report_Doi Lang Lo / Huai Lan to Mae Pha Han

Option A: To the rocky pinnacle of Doi Lang Lo

A total of eight people chose option A, including some newcomers to this particular hike. The climb up was uneventful, although there were a number of audible gasps when we reached the rope and rock sections. However, everyone ascended safely.

Above the rock ridge the clear air and fine weather made for superb views and many cameras were in operation. Interestingly the summit appears to have been subject to a religious visitation with no less than five small Buddhist shrines erected on the various rocky outcrops and a number of trees have been blessed and wrapped. We had our lunch on the south slope and enjoyed the view and cool breezes. Our pace slowed somewhat on the decent but everyone made it down safely and we finished the 8km hike in a reasonable time of four hours and thirty minutes. We met up with group B, who had completed their hike some twenty minutes earlier, and the enlarged group of eleven stopped at shop/restaurant for an enjoyable lunch.

Option B: From Huay Lan to Mae Pha Han

The three Option B-ers had an adventure of another kind. Driving back into the neighbouring valley, we parked by Huay Lan dam and found a path going eastwards through the forest. At first, the way was easy, peaceful and serene. Then, after skirting the edge of some orchards, we began to climb.

At a certain point we needed to take a sharp left branch of the path, to take us along the hill contour for a while. But the leader chose a contour path too early, leaving us with some awkward climbing to do.

After some scrambles and navigational bewilderment we reached the saddle-point that we had been aiming for, and began picking our way down the stony slopes on the other side. One of us had a nasty slip and tumble, breaking a lens of her glasses, but picked herself up and carried on cheerfully. After a while the gradient became more gentle but the bamboo was so thick and tangled that the most viable route was in a dry stream bed.

At last we emerged at the Mae Pha Han reservoir with time to spare. We ate our packed snacks and sandwiches in a waterside sun-shelter before returning to the carpark to await the A-Team.

Leadership and reporting by SRR and MM. Photos by Champ, Bussakorn, Michael and Young-hee

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