Riding the Kok river in full flood

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  1. ianyonok

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    The Kok river was at a near record high about a week ago, so I decided it was time to ride down it.

    Rode over to Thaton early morning and paid 1500 Baht for the experience.
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    Some willing helpers included in the fee.
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    Off we go.
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    Past the Shan temple in Tha Makeng
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    The boatman decided it was safest to negotiate the bridge at Wiang Pia, in reverse.
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    No problem, a good 6" of clearance above the KLX
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    Watch out for flotsam
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    Past the old Huay Khum Resort
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    There were a couple of other boats about
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    Watch out for rocks

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    Some rough water
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    The most beautiful time of year and blue skies sometimes.
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    Plenty of partly submerged trees

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    A slower way to do it
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    Through some rapids
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    The beautiful Lam Nam Kok National Park
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    Pulled in for lunch at My Dream Guesthouse
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    Base camp for trekking
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    On down the river to the "motorcycle bridge"
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    More rapids......
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    ..... and rocks
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    I went as far as the National Park Headquarters as the rest of the river is not so exciting. The boatman and I manhandled the biked out onto the grass.
    What an incredible ride............
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  2. tehsk30

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    A truly incredible ride n the awesome photos....
     
  3. 101Pauly

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    There's some great trail riding from near the bike bridge over up to Ban Kok Noi then up and over and down into Wawi... with fantastic views here and there... or continue to follow the south side of the river all the way to Tha Thon... did those rides last March though, no floods!
     
  4. Moto-Rex

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    Very nice report Ian.

    Stunning photos, I've got to do this one day.

    Thanks Moto-Rex
     
  5. DavidFL

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    That looks like it was a serious fun trip on the river with it in flood like that. Well done.
    I really must sail the Kok sometime.
     

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