September 18, 2011

Sokcho and Seoraksan


Sokcho is a fishing port town nestled in next to Seoraksan National Park. Laura and I headed up there for the holiday weekend; I alluded to the trip in my previous post. It was amazing. Forgive me if I don't go into detail, because I've already written an article for Compass. I'll post the link when it's published.

Also, my camera's battery died at the end of our second hike, so some of these pictures were taken on Laura's camera. Though, I did take the landscape ones I have posted here, obviously the ones of me, she took, and vice versa.




Sokcho's beach would probably be nice in better weather.


We ate an enormous amount of Korean barbecue.


Onto the exciting part! Here is a website with the descriptions of hiking courses in Seoraksan from the Sokcho area.


The first day we checked out a temple, took the cable car, and hiked up to the fortress. It was freezing outside and raining hard. We didn't feel comfortable on a strenuous hiking trail in those conditions, so we ended up at the jjimjilbang for the evening.






Gwongeumseong Fortress is an open area with jagged rocks. It was mildly terrifying seeing as everything was slick from the rain, and there were no guard rails. It is supposed to be the site of a former castle, but there is no evidence of that now.


Tiny pagodas stacked up by tourists

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  1. Amazing photos Britney! Can't wait to go there.

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  2. I know I want to go back, either to do a longer hike from the Sokcho side, or even to go to the other parts of Seoraksan. :]

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