On day 2, we have a really important mission in the morning. We are going to climb Mount Hallasan 한라산 at Hallasan National Park via Yeongsil Trail. However we will only climb up to Witseoreum Shelter which takes about an hour and the half trekking to reach. Ain’t gonna go up till the peak since my mom is following. Yeongsil Trail is by far the easiest trail in Mount Hallasan.
So this is me with a wind breaker and jeans plus 3 layers of clothing and a scarf which explain my expanded body. We’re in no way dressed appropriately for the climb seeing the weather is that cold. I expect it to be cold but not in minus Centigrade. We’re getting ready for the climb and also taking shelter in the toilet because the wind was howling like crazy.
We made up our mind to just walk the trail about a kilometer since it was so cold. Before that we have ventured into the restaurant which also happen to sell some winter gloves and other mountaineering stuff. The gloves cost me 15,000 won (RM45). Gulps.
This trail remind me of my climb to Mount Kinabalu 7 years ago!
My sister swear that few minutes earlier it was still moving. I didn’t believe it was frozen so I take some shots and compare it. Yup, it was FROZEN!!! So cool and exciting. And unfortunately our trekking mission has to end there. Some trekkers who passed by us earlier had also turned back.
My mom who is no fan of trekking and want nothing to do with mountain was the excited one in our lot when we started and she’s sad too. Tsk you don’t know how hard I convinced her to climb this mountain with me. Hahaha But finally it was us who convince her to turn back as she wants to go further. LOL
Our breakfast at Yeongsil Rest Area. On the left is perilla seeds sujebi and on the right is pork soup with rice. Banchan from left is sliced green chilies, kimchi and radish kimchi. The chili paste is for the pork soup.
Perilla seeds sujebi. Basically this hand torn noodles is like mee hoon kueh only cuter in size. Another stunning dish. Both breakfast were so yummy. This was in fact one of the best meal I had in South Korea.
As we head to our next destination, we stopped by an observation deck which boost some really nice view. No idea what’s the name of this observation deck but it’s on the way down from Yeongsil. I even saw Jeju World Cup Stadium… it’s where our accommodation is located. 🙂
So that’s it for day 2 part 1 of this trip. Stay tuned for the continuation.
Btw I will be back, Mount Hallasan. Maybe in autumn or summer one fine day when the weather is less colder. 🙂
Photos from Nikon D80 and Panasonic TZ-7.