The car park was moved 200m North along the Bypass in case our vehicles got stuck in boggy ground after heavy rain. Fortunately, the rain held off both for the run and circle. At the start of the run, we had to go back 200m on the Bypass shoulder but soon were out into head high grass reminiscent of the land of the Fukawi tribe. Then came the runner/walkers split both heading for different bridges to cross the Sam Phan Nam river, which is quite wide at this point although elsewhere, crossing it on its meandering course towards Pranburi and the sea, it is just a narrow stream. The tall grass gave way to pineapple and sugar cane and, although it seemed likely to be a flat trail, we gradually gained height to a spot where a spectacular vista of distant hills in the direction of Burma opened up (see Cathusalem's photos). Looking back to the East, the vista of hills was equally spectacular. After the trails merged we re-crossed the river taking us back to the Bypass with an optional detour to see the amazing Weaver birds nests (see Screwdriver's photos). Highlights of the circle included down-downs for our visitors from Chiang Mai, Softballs & Ball Breaker and for Dragon Tail going the wrong way and being oblivious to On On calls because she had her earphones on full blast.
Photos by Cathusalem - recommend click on first photo then F11 for full screen
Photos by Screwdriver - ditto
GPS scan by Tinks
Rambo/Runners trail set by Screwdriver & Butt Out for me was 6.9 km and took me 63:28 min.
Elevation: Min 46 m, Max 57 m, Gain 43.5 m, Loss 43.5 m.
Slope: Assent 8.3%, Decent 4.1%
Start to R/W Split: 0.8 km in 7:33 min.
Rambo/Runners Loop: 2.4 km in 23:03 min.
R/W Split to Finish: 3.7 km in 32:52 min.
Walkers Trail: Approximately 5.8 km
On After - Baan Suan Isaan Restaurant on Pala-U Road