Dave and myself put on our packs and trekked the base route up to the Plateau on the top of Khao Mot Deng last week with the aim of doing a little bush-walking and GPS logging a fixed base route.
This route will form the base line from which other exploratory routes leave and return to the lodge, it departs from just behind the main lodge ends at a great camp area on the top of Khao Mot Deng. It is a relatively easy and can easily be completed in a couple of hours.
On the way up there is a small rock outcrop which affords great views out over the plains past Khao Ito.
On the way down we followed the route of the watercourse that is the origin of the stream that runs past the Wild Lodge. It is possible to canyon down this stream and Dave and I descended for a few hundred metres before deciding we were not equipped with the right gear for the canyoning style scramble down and returning to the base route.
More pictures as the routes are developed over the next couple of months.