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    Billy Ray
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    @rosyfinch

    Locale: the mountains
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    spelt with a t
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    @spelt

    Locale: Rangeley, ME

    The more forward-thinking thing to do would be building more trails. Sounds like they have plenty of mountains, but not enough trails to spread people around. But the main point I took from the article is that I need to get ahold of some Korean mythology: Legend has it that the founder of the Korean race is a mountain spirit who was born 5,000 years ago as the son of a bear-woman.

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    Don Morris
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    @hikermor

    In 1960, I was stationed in Korea, enjoying a lovely year abroad courtesy of the United States Army, First Cav Division. There was a nice rocky spire visible from the highway leading to our camp. A companion and I scrambled up a likely route,meeting the main trail near the summit, which was wall-to-wall with Korean hikers. I believe the peak in question was something like Pae-Gun Dae, translated as White Cloud Mountain. Also later found that our chosen scramble lay within a area closed because of potential mines left over from the late unpleasantness…… Mt. Fuji wasn't nearly as potentially hazardous.

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    rmeurant
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    @rmeurant

    Locale: Laniakea

    Many Koreans hike in packs, and from what I can observe, spend most of their time yapping to one another. Which to my mind completely negates the rationale for hiking – solitude and an escape from incessant chatter. But in the quieter hills I frequent, a few solo hikers are more likely to be encountered. Sunrise over Gangssibong yesterday:Sunrise From a damp bivy…Bivy (Stealth camping).

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