On the trail of new asphalt... The last time I did this road was on the mighty Honda Wing 125 & it ended up in the Lisu village of Sam Mun, & that was as far as you could go. Time for another look and an update for the MHS Lop map, maybe - looking for new asphalt - where has all that rural development money gone you might think? The start from the turn off to Huay Nam Dang from R1095. it all looks good & promising. The first viewpoint is only a couple of kms in & the view isn't really spectacular. Just pretty a guess. The Huay Nam Dang Kiew Lom viewpoint & visitor info centre, where it all seemed to be happening for the Selfie of the Year Competition. I just enjoyed the view. It was good sucking in that magic clean fresh cool mountain air. A km up the road is the Cool Wind Campground but neither Silverhawk or I felt inclined to indulge & camp out there in the near future. Then onto the dirt almost immediately. Still the same old forestry trail single lane a couple of wheel tracks winding through the forest Up & down the mountains Sometimes concrete on the steeper sections, that were most muddy in the wet A Lisu village en route The local Lisu power supply A bit of dry snot The road winds on through the forest Its really step at the Wiang Haeng end, & there is a series of concrete switch backs with concreted tracks with deep drop offs to negotiate & hope that you don't meet any oncoming vehicles in that nasty section; as there is no run off. Someone needs to reverse on the steep concrete tracks with deep drop off either side of the concreted tracks. Sorry no photos. Then the road soon opens out into vege gardens Thank god for Blue PVC says the gardener The concrete road pops up again & you're soon in Wiang Haeng. Here's the elevation profile Huay Nam Dang - Wiang Haeng = 2 -2.5 hrs driving in good conditions with a few photo stops. If you're on a 250 trail bike it is a beautiful forestry trail ride & well worth doing. The road basically runs along the ridgeline between R1095 & Wiang Haeng. It is well worth checking out. Spectacular forest cover & views. Not many people do it & it is a gem of easy trail ride; although you should exercise great care in keeping to your side of the road. The trail is narrow, with no run off & many varied surfaces to make it interesting & require good concentration. There are very few villages or traffic. It is a remote journey - so don't break down or stuff up.. Combine it with the Wiang Haeng - Pai trail & it could be a nice loop for an off-road day trip from either Pai or Wiang Haeng. To spend a night in Wiang Haeng look here Piang Luang and Wieng Haeng Accommodation To wine & dine in Wiang Haeng Wiang Haeng Piang Luang Restaurants To enjoy the delights & attractions of Wiang Haeng look here Chiang Mai - Wiang Haeng - Piang Luang. On the trail of King Naresuan. Cheers.