Sunday 2nd October 2011: Doi Suthep to the Arboretum via the 5 way junction
This mainly downhill hike of some 12 kms will start from Wat Suthep to the Five Way Junction and then proceed down path 3 to the Arboretum
This mainly downhill walk should take us around 4.5 hours; the tracks may be muddy and slippery; and the stream crossings wider and deeper than usual.
We will start from Wat Doi Suthep but will not be going to the Hidden Water Fall as on previous hikes. Rather, we will simply proceed from the Five Way Junction down to the Arboretum.
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 heavily we will probably cancel the hike. But in the case of lighter rain and it looks like the weather might clear up we will probably go ahead with the hike and brave the rain which will at least cool us down.
Usual meeting point at Arboretum
8:00 am for an 8.15 am start
We will hire a red song thao to take us to the starting point. Depending on the number of hikers this can cost 70-100 THB each.
Drink / Food
Bring enough water and food for a breakfast break in the middle of the hike.