It was hot last week and, not in the mood to do some productive work, it was time for a short trip in the truck. Having read all the reports from people having fun "Beyond Samoeng" we decided to head out that way as we had not been there for a long time. Out of San Klang we took the 3029, 107, 1095, 1269, 5032, 4029, no name road as well as some of the side roads, 6033, no name, the 4027/4017, 1096 and 200 km later we were back home. To be honest, 4WD was not needed at all as the roads were asphalt or hard packed dirt. After a coffee break at the X-Center and an early lunch in Samoeng we headed out west till the 4029 turnoff to Om Long and off to the right on the dirt road earlier explored by CmDas (see http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorc ... t5352.html). Although in places it was still dusty, the rains in the previois weeks had taken care of the worst. The wife spotted some orange things along the road but could not determine what it was so any help is welcome. After passing the reservoir it was quickly up into the forest along some nice "switch back"dirt roads. After a few sidetrips in the forest to see some rattan and other tree plantations, it was down again into the valley to Ban Ngiew Tao and onwards on the 6033. At Tung Ting we took a right on a new asphalt road to Tin Dong and Mae Pha and along the 4017/4027 in the direction of Mae Khi. The road is badly potholed but it was still enjoyable driving through the forest. Along the way the buffaloes enjoyed a dip in the new reservoir which had been built last year. Just before Mae Khi we decided to return via the Nong Hoi Royal Project to Pong Yeang on the 1096 and with the sky being relatively clear we enjoyed the view from the Ban Mai Viewpoint. On the way back and, as it was just 3.30, we headed out to Huay Thong Tao. It was packed with people and we joined them having a good time eating and drinking with the feet dangling in the water.