Here is a short trip report for one of the nicest day's driving you can ask for.
Lady fondo and I left Mae Sariang after 9am and pulled in to the PT for one of the simple pleasures of motoring in LOS - having the pump lady fill you up with diesel and wash the windscreen. Then it was off on what turned out to be a gentle Sunday drive of 160km through very light traffic to Mae Hong Son.
The 108 is in good condition and easy driving out of MS so we just bowled along enjoying the view into the jungle and occasional wider vistas.
The road deteriorates for the last 20km into Khun Yuam but nothing serious with evidence of recent resurfacing in places. We pulled into the PT just south of town to use their very decent dunny and then had some fabulous spicey chicken and noodles in town for lunch. The Japanese WWII museum was closed for lunch - they were probably stressed out from managing the undoubtedly massive morning trade - so we pushed on to MHS.
The 108 from Khun Yuam almost all the way into MHS is an absolutely delightful drive as gentle curves replace tight cornering. I can see the attraction for bikers here.
So, a quick spin around MHS, into the hotel, a stroll around the lake and a bit of town, and a lime soda all by 4.30pm.
MHS is hot but nowhere near what is was like in MS yesterday. We're looking forward to a bit of night marketing and dinner tonight and then off to Soppong for a couple of nights tomorrow - wouldn't mind a bit of rain!