KwandongMartin's instructions were to "hold that lantern like you mean it."
GangneungHayley gets free soju, dances with enabler.
Foreign women get hair washed, local press has a frenzy. (a local tradition, at this time people wash their hair with iris water. I hesitantly asked one of the women if I could smell her hair. It smelled great!)
A Gangwon Notes fan, GangneungMatthew - quote "I didn't say I was a fan, I said I read your blog"
Somewhat more than halfway up Daegwallyeong. Our tour bus stopped here for the view and a group of cyclists stopped here to gasp and wheeze -actually they looked sweaty but not as worn down as I had expected.