Hello CIK members!!
It's Spring!! It is time to soak in the panoramic wonders of Seonunsan Provincial Park. This mountain is known for its beautiful natural plant life such as camellia, maple trees and cluster-amaryllis all setteled around fantastically shaped stones. Seonunsan consists of low hills that stand about 400m above sea level. This mountain, although not so high in altitude, is well known for its eye catching rock formations. Nature lovers will agree, this mountain is a must see in Korea! Don't miss your chance to walk through the wonderful flowers and take in the excellent scenery.
This will be an easy hike that should take around 4 hours to cross from one side to the other. It will take about 3 1/2 hours to get there by bus from Seoul. At the end of our hike we will be well rewarded with a one thousand year old Seonunsa(temple) and the 500-year old camellia forest flouring during mid April !!
After the hike, we will get a chance to walk through The Green Barley Field(Chungbori) nearby .Walking in the vast and beautiful barley field, we can take some time to relax and enjoy at our leisure, just let the beautiful landscape be your guide!!
Also, we can have various experiences including walking in the barley field, making traditional food with barley, making barley flute and folk play such as walking on a rope, tuho and Korean jumping and taste barley-based boiled rice, rice cake, traditional snack and pepper paste and enjoy various cultural performances and traditional performances.
This will surely be a lot of fun and it is also a great chance to see the beautiful scenery. It will be a fantastic day! So come and join us!
Fee - 30,000 won (Round trip transportation ): 44 spots on the trip are first come, first served based on whoever pays first.
Destination: Seonunsan provincial park(336m), Gochang, Jeollabuk-do
Where to meet - 07:15am Sport complex Stn. Line 2 (#218), exit 1 outside.
Date - April 19th, Saturday
7:20 Depart from Sport complex stn(line 2/#218), exit 1 outside (app. 3 1/2 hr bus ride from Seoul).
10:50 Arrive at the trail head
15:30 Finish the hike
16:00-17:30 Walking through the beautiful barley field
18:00 Depart for Seoul
21:30 Arrive at sport complex stn(depending on traffic)
1. Bring plenty of water, lunch and walking snacks (easily digestible and high calorie content)
2. Money for Dinner(we will be stopping for dinner at a gas station on the way back to Seoul)
Note: Hiking schedule and time might change according to weather, traffic, and etc. Please be flexible; we are all here to have a good time!
--How to sign up for this trip--
1. RSVP Yes!
2. Deposit money(30,000won) to:
Name: Kim Seong Won
Bank: Kookmin(KB) Bank
3. Send me an email saying when you transferred your money and the full name on your account
LIABILITY: While CIK is very considerate of the needs of its members, we cannot be held responsible for a hikers possessions, health, and/or safety.
6 days before departure = 100% refund of deposit(April 13th or earlier)
48 hours to 5days before departure = 50% (April 14th-April 16th)
48 hours before departure to departure = 0% (April 17th or later)
Hope to see ya there!