Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Fall colors at higher elevations

This picture is from the Joongang Ilbo. It's from somewhere in Seorak National Park.

autumn on Seorak Mountain

Here, at sea level, there is still only green.

Oh, another important thing to see here is the number of people. I will start hiking again now that it is cool enough, but I will only go on weekdays. If you are lucky enough to have a weekday off, I recommend it. A friend described Seoraksan in the fall on a weekend at 'crowded as the Jongno subway transfer station' with everyone walking in step.


Anonymous said...

How's Chuncheon, Gangwon Province? I'm heading there this weekend for some dak-galbi with my girlfriend. Any good scenery nearby worth checking out? Thanks and great site! Nice to see someone posting from Gangwon-do.

kwandongbrian said...

I don't want to disappoint anyone who actually reads my blog but Chuncheon is long way away. It may not be as the crow flies, but by bus, it's about 3 or 4 hours away.

Purely as a guess, I suspect the Chuncheon colors will be fine this week. I recommend Kangcheon, near Chuncheon. There is an easy walk to a waterfall that would be nice even without much color. Be warned, Kangcheon is very much a tourist site and if a million people get off the train with you, the colors are probably good.