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- down the mountain via the Yongshil trail -

- in a sometimes strange light with half mist/half sun -
 
 
 
 


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- leaving Hallasan in mist -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- with all the spirits turned loose -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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As seen from the Yongshil trail - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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- getting smaller and smaller -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a final view of the mountain before it disappears in the distance -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the Yongshil trail, - into an enchanted forest -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- out of the forest, - and a great view into a valley below,- where I had to find a road and a bus -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a vertical wall blocking the way, - had to walk around it -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- a view to the other side -
Take note of the vertical stone pillars on the ridge behind to the left -
They are some of the "10.000 Generals" , - a strange natural phenomenon -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- "The wall", - where the lava flow stopped in the misty past -
Great scenery from the Yongshil trail, - but I had to find a way down -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- and another great view - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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Strange volcanic rocks along the trail - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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- strange light on a strange mountain -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- passing the area with "10-000 Generals", - the strange vertical rocks -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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Volcanic rocks in magnificent late afternoon light.
( - and I have to reach the valley far, far below, - and find a bus -, before it gets dark - - )
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- down the "wall" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- back to the tree zone again -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- a look up the "wall" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the magnificent Yongshil trail -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- down to the valley along the Yongshil Trail -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a look back to the "10.000 Generals" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- entering the forest on the lower slopes of Hallasan -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- with pleasant small streams and wonderful forest -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- finally in the valley below, - looking at the "wall" in the distance -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)




Note:
I did NOT manage to reach the road in the valley before darkness, - and no bus lines operated so late.
No village around, - and everything was empty, dark and deserted - - - -
Therefore I had already prepared myself to spend the night under open sky until the next morning, when the daylight and the buses came back again - - -
But luckily enough a private car with a Korean family suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the totally deserted road, and when seeing a foreigner walking in the darkness, the driver stopped in order to see what that was all about.
In spite of communication problems, I managed to explain to him, that I had crossed the Hallasan by foot, but actually lived in Cheju, - but had missed the bus.
They were impressed and happy when they understood, that I really loved and enjoyed Korea so much, and had now even conquered their greatest mountain, - the Hallasan.
Immediately the friendly family offered me a free ride with them back to Cheju!
That's Korean hospitality - - -
Guess who slept VERY good that night????  :-)
 
 


Hallasan
- a final view of some of the "10.000 Generals" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 

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Updated:  July 09.2006
                Feb.21.2008