04-Aug-2004 -- This trip went quite well. Surprisingly, there seems to be tracks and tails to almost every part of the country. When I ask the locals if there is a track off to the approximate area I want to go, I am invariably told that none exist. As with the last point I went to, there were 'Danger Mine' signs along the way and I was once again expecting this would be an incomplete visit.
I had a few stops to cross washed out sections of road and then to ask about roads and mines. As it turned out, there were minimal problems. When I began trusting the height of the 250cc motorbike to be able to handle the water and mud, the rest was easy.
About 1km from the site, I stopped at a village called Phum S'nao and after confusing the locals as to what I was up to, I walked off to the point. About 300m before 13N 105E, I was blocked by a field of water. As I had come this far, I decided that water wasn't going to stop me. So the last 300m was wading through 30cm deep water. Even though I had been told there were no mines, I was very careful to avoid new growth and followed my footsteps all the way back to the track.
Once again, this was a really beautiful part of Cambodia and thank you for the excuse to make the trip.