"Finally...The start of the trek! part 5" Jungle Trek Tip by herzog63

Jungle Trek, Chiang Mai: 41 reviews and 40 photos

  Water falls at the start of the trek
by herzog63

Favorite thing: After the delayed start in the morning then the blow out of the tire and the side trip to the cave we have arrived at our starting point of the trek! It is a beautiful setting in the forest with cascading water falls going all the way up the mountain. After we got our backpacks out of the Sawng Tao and everyone got ready we started on our hike. Straight up!! Holy Mackeral this wasn't a stroll through the hills we climbed up for what seemed like a couple of hours but it probably was less. I was sweating so bad that I sweated all the way through my backpack and drank all of the water that I had brought with me. Luckily I had packed some Iodine to treat the water.....Yummy.... Iodized water sucks. It was the first time that I had ever tried it. But I used it so I wouldn't be stricken with giardia or some other form of water borne illness. Later in the trek I even tried flavoring the warm putrid iodized water with toothpaste! Guess what? It tastes worse!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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