Ascent of Baegunsan Mountain on 2019-02-09
|Date:||Saturday, February 9, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||South Korea|
| Elevation:||840 ft / 256 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBecca had worked all night before our flight to Seoul, so she was completely wiped out when we arrived in Korea. After I tucked her in at the hotel, I set out for the peak right around 7pm, hiking it from the front door of the hotel. I headed to the beginning of the trail just south of the hotel. The trail initially crosses two roads as a big bridge. The trail had street style lighting for the initial portion until the second bridge is crossed. From there I used a headlamp. The trail is in excellent condition all the way up, complete with stairs on steeper sections. The high point was either a tent platform/pagoda or the tiny helo pad to the NE. I covered both. There was actually a local guy camped out at the edge of the helo pad with an amazing view of Incheon and Seoul. We chatted for a minute as he was cooking his dinner. After some pics, I retraced my path though I took a right near the end for a more direct route back to the town area. At my ending trailhead there was actually a nice map with all the trails on it. I then headed NW along the main road, under the freeway and train line, to the main area of Unseo where all the restaurants are located and found a good Korean BBQ. Everything was really spicy but good. Then back to the hotel for some rest before our morning flight to Hanoi!!
This peak can be done using public transit. The Unseo rail station is nearby. We walked from this stop to our hotel before I began the hike. Pics
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||621 ft / 189 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Headlamp|
| Gain on way in:||621 ft / 189 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||219 ft / 66 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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