It turns out that there are plenty of trails around Chiang Mai which you can take to get to the summit of any mountain. The only challenge is finding them. We used GPS traces of other foreigners which we found after a fair bit of Googling.
|One of our our recorded GPS trace|
|Elevation/Speed plot recoded by My Tracks|
|Trail info along the river.|
|One of the trails was mostly a dried riverbed.|
|The burning also makes the air have a high pollution index, and you can't see very far in the distance.|