Sobaeksan: The Peak


I hiked up to the top of Sobaeksan, the highest mountain in Chungcheong-buk province – technically, it’s on the border between Chungcheong-buk and Gyeongsang-buk province. Naturally, it’s in Sobaeksan National Park. It’s the 25th highest mountain in all of South Korea. It’s an easy hike, it’s just steep and requires a bit of endurance. It was overcast most of the way up, and few people were there that day, but once I got to the top, I finally saw some sunshine which had sneaked past the clouds.

Enjoy the photos!

Three rocky slopes jut out diagonally from top right to bottom left. In the lower right foreground is bamboo. Behind the bamboo is a blue stream running center-right to bottom-left. Above the expose parts of the rocky cliffs is a mix of green and yellow foliage.

If you want to see what this looks like under a clearer sky, you can check out KLIMBING KOREAN MOUNTAINS: Sobaeksan. Likewise, if you want to learn a little bit about the other peaks (and see a photo of a pretty waterfall) check out “Sobaeksan (소백산): Korea’s Backbone”.

A pretty litting stream of water going in zig-zags across rock, leaving a rust color in its path.

In the upper left is a mix of green, yellow, and red foliage. In the center of the photo we see a blue pool of water. In the upper right is a thin waterfall descending grey rockface. In the bottown there is a stream of water running from left to right.

In the upper left is yellow foliage.  A stream of white water runs from upper left to lower right through a narrow grey rock chasm.

A bunch of trees with red leaves, below is a pretty little stream.

In the foreground is a pine tree.  In the background there is a set of rolling green hills with thick grey storm clouds above.

Ridge after ridge of hillside covered in green and orange. with a thick layer of storm clouds looming above

Rolling hills with dappled sunlight, a tree with orange leaves in the foreground, and more thick grey storm clouds above

Thick storm clouds above.  Yellow hills, with a path curving down on the right side of the picture


About Sara K.

Sara K. is an aromantic asexual from California who has previously lived in Taiwan. She blogs at the notes which do not fit, has previously been a contributor at Manga Bookshelf, and has written guest posts for Hacking Chinese. She enjoys reading, travel, live theatre, learning languages, and gardening.
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