A little dirt riding, but mostly hiking in On Tai (Mae On)

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by JB2112, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. I have seen a flag waving on top of this little hill behind Log of Paradis so I decided that today was the day to go to the top. I actually ended up hiking to the mountain behind as well. Well-marked dry trails made it fairly easy going.

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    The coordinates for the parking area are N18.71813° E 099.18920 Elevation 368m. I follow the canal road here. If you are coming from Chiang Mai look for the turn off on SanKampaeng Road (1317) before Log of Paradis (the tepees).

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    This is easy dirt riding until the entrance to the parking area which may be a bit much for a street bike, but this is only for 500 meters or so.

    The parking area. The steps are in the distance.

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    Photos from the hike

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    At the dam (weir?) you follow the dry steam bed for a bit and keep looking for signs marking the path. I decided to head up the mountain behind my targeted hill and this is the view looking back.

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    Chedi near the top of the mountain

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    View from the top. I know that reservoir! On Tai.
    Coordinates N 18.70928 E 099.18810 ‎573m

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    View of the canal area near where I parked

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    View of the tepees at Log of Paradis beyond my target hill

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    I now begin my walk to the flag on top of the targeted hill. And here is proof I made it!

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    When I get back I see this little beauty sitting on the Lifan. Beauty and the Beast! 555

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    Although mostly hiking, I surely wished there was a path for the bike for at least a part of the way. Oh well.

    Now...
    To sleep, perchance to dream.
     

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