At one point river water was coming across the road and the locals were casting fishing nets into the brown rushing waters, showing no interest in getting out of the way of their vehicle. Stopping would meant risking being washed away, so they just stayed the course and made it through. What an adventure!
Along the way they made a stop at Nam Tok Pha Charoen National Park, where they hiked the short distance into the waterfall above. I was so taken by it that I asked if he minded my posting it here today. He agreed. Thanks, Trongpai! Easily one of the most beautiful nature shots I've seen from Thailand.