last weekend, erin, dougie, and i went to sokcho, the area where seoraksan sits. we did this, of course, with the help of erin, our official planner and life-doer.

we got there saturday afternoon and took the cable car up to one of the peaks.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

the views at the top were absolutely breathtaking and, obviously, no picture could ever do it justice, but here's a look anyway.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

at the top, the amount of women in white pants and/or inappropriate shoes (while sliding down a VERY DANGEROUS rock face) was simply unreal. unfortunately, i don't have any photos to prove this, but just trust me. shit was cray.

the weather couldn't have been more pleasant, and as erin palisin puts it, seoraksan national park is the "most beautiful place in korea."

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

[i mean, seriously, check out that scenery!!]

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

the next morning, we hiked to ulsanbawi "rock." naturally, we expected our destination to be just one large rock, but low and behold, we actually hiked to this peak (!!):

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

[the one at the top of this next photo...]

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

there were a few interesting things to see on our hike such as temples, rest stops, adorable hand-painted signs, and, of course, the typical and very serious korean hiking gear.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

hiking seoraksan, may 2013.

finally, we reached the peak!

seoraksan-girls-top

it was such a wonderful weekend spent with two of my ladies. i didn't have a taste for hiking back in the PNW (shamefully enough...), but i'm glad to have discovered it here in korea.

click here to see all my seoraksan photos!

Comment