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Korea is 70% mountain, so we’ve definitely been making an effort here to climb as many mountains as possible. Almost every weekend since late January, we’ve gone on a hike, though for me sometimes reluctantly (I like my lazy weekends). This one is from last September, our first hike in Korea. We went up Jangsan Mountain in Busan, and what I remember most clearly about that hike is the age of some of the hikers I saw. At least 70, 80 plus.
I’ve gained mad respect for hikers in Korea, and their hiking culture in general. So many elderly exercise on the mountains and lately I have really loved seeing the way Koreans bring backpacks full of food for a little picnic together at the peak. Koreans love sharing food. It is awesome. I have so much I could say about their hiking culture, but I’ll save it for future mountain posts. I just love seeing people bringing thermoses of hot water up a mountain and making cup ramen at the peak. Clearly, I have a lot to learn from. 🗻🍜🇰🇷 at Busan, South Korea