1982 & 1st trip to Doi Ang Khang. I went with my brother & all these guys, from Mr Hong at Sriphum guesthouse. Standing up in the back of a pick up. The road up - R1249 - was all dirt! Once in Ang Khang the Thai guys knocked off a couple of big bottles of Mekong whisky & then wanted to drive back to Chiang Mai in the dark & cold. My brother & I chickened out - wanted to live longer - & we spent the night sleeping on the wooden floor of a hut in the royal project. The next day we had a better look around & saw some of the poppy fields on the border. seeing poppy fields in those days was "no big deal."