We met with this elderly Karen lady in their traditional dress while we were waiting for elephants.
She wore no footware. She was on her way to the work.
Elephant riding through the forest. There were three elephants: two adults and a child.
They are expert all terrain walkers. They can walk in the mud, in the water, on the steep slope,
climbing down and up with ease. If you trek in the rain forest jungle of Asia you would likely use the forest trails
originally made by elephants.
At the end of the ride we gave them fruits we bought in Chiang Mai.
Baby elephant taking milk from mother elephant. These Karen people keep and use elephants
for their living. So they understand that elephants are part of their life.
After the elephant ride we were transported to take a bamboo rafting on an river.