Sunday 22nd May, 2011 – New Circular Hike at Huey Tung Tao
This is a 5-6 hour hike of some 18 kms led by Harry, our ‘visiting leader’. We will meet for an 8.30am start at the Standing Buddha beside the reservoir where there is plenty of parking space. The initial phase consists of more than two hours of relatively stiff uphill hiking so it requires a good level of personal fitness.
Harry will lead us from the Standing Buddha on a warm up back along the road to the dam, then head up the mountain following the ridge which roughly continues the line of the dam. This initial phase will probably be more than two hours of relatively stiff uphill hiking.
We will then turn back down along a broad dirt road and descend (mostly much more gently than the slope of the uphill stretch) to a short way north of the Standing Buddha, and finally curl back to our transport after about three hours of downhill hiking.
Bring around 1.5-2 liters of water or more and snacks. Good footwear etc. hat, mozzie repellant, sunblock and rain gear. If by chance it is raining, about to rain or has been raining heavily overnight, the hike will be cancelled.
The Standing Buddha beside the reservoir: passing through the pay booth (20 THB), turn left at the T junction and follow the road round, past the food stalls on the right to the Standing Buddha. You cannot miss it!
8.15 am for an 8.30 am start
Since it is not easy to get public transport back from HTT, we must ask you to make your own transport arrangements.
Drink / Food
Bring enough water and food for a breakfast break in the middle of the hike.
For those who wish to stay on for lunch, there is excellent food available at the food stalls beside the reservoir.