wednesday, may 1.

this past weekend, a few coworkers, some new friends, and i hiked dobongsan. we did so in honor of alison's birthday!

this is alison, a coworker of mine:

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

many people have this idea of seoul being a concrete jungle, but it is actually surrounded by nature! it's as if the entire city is resting in the bottom of a bowl of (seemingly) blue and beige rock.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

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hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

compared to the last hike we did, i actually enjoyed this one much more. the hikes were comparable in terms of difficulty, but dobongsan offered much more scenic views and spacious terrain to roam.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

once we reached the top, we rested for about an hour while eating lunch, sipping makgeolli and wine, and snapping photos like tourists do.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

alison, brant, and kayla:

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

haley, me, and alli:

haley, elyse, and alli at dobongsan peak .gif

amie and alison:

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

we concluded the hike by downing a cold brewskie, like true americans do.

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

what a fun way to spend a sunny saturday!

hiking dobongsan, april 2013.

click here to see all our photos from dobongsan.