Two Peaks in Two Hours
There are 37 mountains within and surrounding the city of Seoul, South Korea. While the tallest of the 37 is just over 800 meters, many of the mountains are more like glorified hills offering easy-going hiking trails and a summit reachable within an hour. Hiking is a popular sport in Korea, but is much less about the mountain, and more about who you’re with, what you’re wearing, and what to eat. I’m digging back a bit and describing one of my first hikes in Korea last fall. What I expected to be a laid back adventure ended up unfolding in colorful scenes, sort of like a comic book. So, that’s how I’m going to present it to you.