한라산 Mt. Halla






The idea of hiking up a 1,950m mountain with no proper gear can be rather daunting to two girls who were told that they may have to spend 5 hours doing so. The number itself may not look all that intimidating, but when you actually factor in the elevation, uneven terrains, unrelenting sunrays… Hallasan is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites (along with the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, and the Seongsan Ilchulbol Tuff Cone) in Jeju, and it is the tallest mountain in South Korea. But its magnificence comes from its exquisite landscape that changes according to the seasons, and more famously, the lake-filled crater that lies at its peak.  

It seems as if the older one becomes, memories take on a wispy quality that becomes like smoke to the eyes; lacking in detail, and hard to contain. Can't help but feel annoyed at myself for not being able to remember the intricacies (even with the photos and what not); I can only recall the feeling of being awestruck at every corner, and getting an adrenaline rush when I was tiptoeing myself across the mountain ridges.
I shall spare you my rambles and let the pictures do the talking. 
















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