Remote track to Pang Ung.

Cycle Wallah

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Did an overnighter recently to Pang Ung. Near the Burmese border NW of Mae Hong Son.
The morning started off foggy but soon cleared.
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Rode on a concrete road for the first 26 km to Ban Mai SaPe.
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Was a rolling road but always gaining elevation. Eventually giving way to dirt. Passed some ferocious dogs. Luckily they couldn't chase me because they had to stop every yard to scratch themselves.
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The track soon became single track for a while going through the forest constantly up hill. I would eventually reach 1300m from 222m. Climbing 1826m in total.
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Bridge made by locals.
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Not many people around here. These old ladies and their dogs passed me.
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More single track.
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These lads passed while I was taking a breather. Later I caught up with them and they shared there lunch with me.
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Continued slogging it up the hill. If I had known how hard it was going to be I would have come the other way.
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Passed a few salas along the way. Was tempted to stop at this one but it was too early.
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There was a lot of felled bamboo in areas.
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Finally made it to the top around four o'clock and came to a large village where I bought some food stuff for the night.
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I camped at a crematorium for the night and made my way back to Mae Hong Son in the morning.
Not to foggy.
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A great downhill on paved. Had to stop for the brakes to cool down at one point.
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Passed some sheep and was soon back in Mae Hong Son for breakfast around 10:30.
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Like I said next time I will do it the other way around. But still a great ride and didn't have to push too much.
 

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Looks like a very interesting area Paul, thanks for posting.
 
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