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2021/02/21_Mystery Ridge

12 km long and with just under 1,000 meters of elevation gain. Expected duration around 5 hours. A pleasant hike without any unduly steep sections or other difficulties. However, a reasonable level of physical fitness is required given the combined length and elevation gain.

A new hike for the Sunday group on the opposite side of Highway 1252 from the Doi Lanka ridges. Note that the starting point for the hike is about 4 km along Highway 1252 from our finishing point at Wat Kio Tam. A car shuttle will be arranged between the two points.

Initially the hike follows north-west along a river valley for several km with little gain or loss of altitude. We will then take a turn to the north and climb steadily out of the valley on to a ridge line. This part of the hike has an open aspect with views over the Mae Hwan valley to the south. After reaching the ridge line we turn east and follow a steadily-rising forest trail to the high-point for the day at 1,388m. From here we descend to Wat Kio Tam and the awaiting vehicles. Those who dislike descents will be delighted to hear that we will be descending 250 meters less than we went up, due to Wat Kio Tam being at a higher elevation than the hike start point.

The trail near the high point is a little indistinct potentially necessitating some mild bushwhacking. We will make a couple of refreshment breaks at suitable spots en route according with progress.

Unfortunately I can’t find any photographs from when we explored this route last November. We will just have to create our own history.

For hungry and/or thirsty hikers there will be an option for late lunch at Leelawadee restaurant in Doi Saket.

Hike Organiser: Richard.

If you would like to attend: Please read the general information on this site, as well as this particular post. If you still think this hike is for you, then just turn up at the meeting place on the day and time. We car pool to the hike start point. We expect that car places will be available for those who need them, though we cannot absolutely guarantee this in advance.

From the meeting point we will follow Highway 118 for about 40km to the junction with Highway 1252, where we will turn right onto H 1252 heading south-east. After another 5km we will arrive at Wat Kio Tam on the right-hand side of H 1252 immediately after a sharp bend in the road. Here we will transfer into as few vehicles as possible for the 4km drive to the hike start point. The remaining vehicles will be parked at Wat Kio Tam, which will be the hike end point. Wat Kio Tam is blessed with changing rooms with (bucket) showers!

Meeting Point: in front of the SUSCO filling station on Highway 118 at 07.20 for a 07.30 departure.

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Bring along:

  • Face mask.
  • At least 2 liters of drinking water/ rehydration drink.
  • Sun protection.
  • Snacks/ packed lunch.
  • Strong footwear with deep tread/ good grip and a hiking pole.
  • Lots of energy, team spirit and good humour.
  • Passengers please bring 100 Baht towards driver’s expenses and a change of shirt/ clothes.
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