Friday, July 12, 2019

excellent Baekdu Daegan travelogue

I was searching for photos of the Baekdu Daegan mountain range when I found this excellent travelogue. I had no idea the South Korean portion of the Baekdu Daegan trail was so long: it's about 465 miles (748 km). The author describes hiking the trail over a period of 50 days, often at a rate of 1.5 miles per hour (2.4 kph) for 8-9 hours per day, sometimes having to hitchhike because sections of the trail were declared off-limits for various reasons, e.g., rain, mudslides, nature-preservation, etc. The text of the travelogue makes for good reading, but the photos are equally compelling. I might do this trail someday. Someday.

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