Hope you are all well enjoying the fragrant autumn of Korea.
This Saturday Novermber 6th, we are going hiking on Donbongsan to enjoy beautiful colors. The foliage of the mountain is expected to be at its best this coming weekend. We will stroll around the trail starting from Banghak-dong along a gentle slope. This trail is relatively easy yet less familiar to most hikers and not so crowded compared to other ones in Dobongsan. We will not go up to the top of the mountain. Instead, we'll take a gentle trail around the base of the mountain.
Dobongsan is one of the most favored mountains in Seoul. It is a part
of Bukhansan National Park and lies between Bukhansan and Sapaesan.
The name, Dobong, means "Peak of the Path", and the mountain was
regarded as a spiritual place, so there are many temples, including
Cheonchuksa, Wontongsa and Mangwolsa.
How to get there: Line 1, Dobong Station. (Stn. 115)
Where we meet: Just inside Dobong Station near Exit 2 also called
South or Nambu exit. (Please note that this is not Dobongsan Station
but one stop before it if you come from Seoul.)
When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010
What we will do: Hike on Dobongsan, walk along a gentle ridge, and
have a meal afterwards.
Duration: This hike will take about 4 hours.
Cost: Each person will pay for their own meal. (W10,000 - W20,000)
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to this mail by 5 P.M. this Friday
so we can have an idea of how many people will participate.
Contact Jeong-ho Park at 016-246-9261 in case you are considerably delayed on Saturday.
Please wear proper hiking footwear.
Cancellation policy: We do not cancel our hikes due to inclement
weather. Coordinators of the hikes will go to the meeting place and
try to arrange an alternative activity (likely a safer walk) if hiking
is not possible. You are, of course, not obligated to follow the
Thank you for your interest.
Seoul International Hikers Club