Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

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Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby ofuros » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 1:00 pm

Another long distance walk worth considering....immersed within a completely different culture.
6 - 10weeks in length.
Best times to visit, April to early June (Spring) & Sept to early November (Autumn)
Learn a few basic words before you go to soften the culture shock. :wink:

Guide book, Facebook page & a few blogs are out there on the internet for those with long distance wanderlust.

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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby jobell » Sun 01 Jul, 2018 7:27 pm

Looks fabulous! Have you done it Ofuros?
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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby ofuros » Sun 01 Jul, 2018 8:42 pm

Hi Jobell...i wish....at the moment my sights are set on the Cedar Bay track below Cooktown, the Wet Tropics walk north west of Ingham & maybe a few peaks in & around Cairns...after the job in weipa has run its course. Hopefully that doesn't push me to far into the hot & sweaty 'build up/wet season. Fingers crossed.

It's on my wishlist...diving headlong into the korean culture, hot springs & fooling a few of their beautiful trout species while walking along the backbone of South Korea...sounds like a great way to spend a few months.
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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby jobell » Sun 01 Jul, 2018 9:12 pm

We can both put it on our wish lists then! Your upcoming walks sound pretty awesome too...hope to read a trip report or two on here maybe.

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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby ofuros » Tue 01 Nov, 2022 1:55 pm

For those interested.
S.Korean National Park maps...open in browser, press translate (chrome), download.
Bottom right-hand corner of the map for a legend in English/Korean

https://www.knps.or.kr/portal/main/cont ... No=8000575
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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby Joynz » Tue 01 Nov, 2022 2:28 pm

There is a whole translated English menu for ‘hiking courses’ and camping options too

https://english.knps.or.kr/Experience/L ... ikDiv02=03
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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby ofuros » Tue 01 Nov, 2022 6:12 pm

Nice one Joynz, overlooked that. 8)
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Re: Baekdu Daegan...South Korea

Postby ofuros » Fri 15 Dec, 2023 8:44 am

Curiosity got the better of me...from my sub tropical home thousands of kms away, thought I'd check out the wintery mountain temps at the southern start of the trail.
Cold front coming through...wind chill. Brrrr


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