2012 fall hiking

There are a few hikes already from this time period on the blog, but here are three I missed reporting on.

On November 10, My son and I went hiking in Jinyoung, a village that is within Kimhae city limits.

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His school organized the trip so it is one of the few that he has been eager to do.  Here is one of his friends.keumbyeongsan2

Love those East Sea Maples!keumbyeongsan3

Next, another trip to Seokbulsa on November 13  Two coworkers and I visited the fortress on Keumjeongsan, then hiked to Seokbulsa.

Yes, we took a cable car most of the way up the mountain to the fortress, but in our defense, we did hike nearly down to sea level before climbing back up to Seokbulsa.

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I like the way the forest has grown around the walls.  Indefensible yes, but also beautiful.seokbulsa-geomjang fortress2

My two friends posing at a reconstructed gate.
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I missed photographing this stone building at the temple last time, so I am glad to rectify the omission now.seokbulsa-geomjang fortress4

Looking into, and out of, the narrow canyon.
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And finally, Baekyangsan, December 13

As a linking (rhetorical or narrative, not internetical) device, let me start by looking across a valley to the beginning of another hike I have done.  We are looking at Dongseo University and the previous hike went southerly to Hadan subway station.

 

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Patrick is now hiking across Portugal and has his own blog on the trip.

baekyangsan3As you can see, we had wonderfully clear skies for our walk.

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Again with the narrative linking.  At the base of the blade of rock in the middle of the picture is Seokbulsa, described here and, well, here in this post.

We finished near Gupo market and found many animals for sale, most were alive.

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In Canada I was, and will be, a canoeist.  Perhaps I will also try to hike more.  Here, hiking is nearly as required as eating kimchi or visiting a Buddhist temple.  I will miss the mountains when I leave.

 

 

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