Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Hiking Trip in Hindsight

 Perhaps a week ago I went hiking and it was a glorious day. I meant to blog about it because I enjoyed it so much, but when I got home with my computer I realized nothing worth blogging about had happened. Indeed, nothing at all happened. At all. It was such a great day that I wanted to bring it up with people, but had nothing to bring up.

"Hey," I imagined I would say. "I went hiking yesterday."
"Oh, how was it?"

Then what? About the only other thing worth mentioning was the podcast I spent the entire five hours on the mountain listening to: a nerdfest podcast about The Hobbit, part literary analysis and part love letter to Tolkien by this guy.

No stories about adoptive Korean parents (the full story of what happened the last time I tried to climb Geumjeongsan) this time. Pics instead.

Old fortress wall.

This sign commanded me to take a photo.
The beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!

And now the part of the blogpost in which I indulge in my love of close-ups, texture shots.

If you look not carefully at all, you can see the self-portrait that this accidentally is!

At the time of this picture, the podcast said, "Now, I'd like to take an in-depth look at each and every one of the riddles in the dark." Fun!

Doors are great.

Om nom flower.


  1. so pretty. where was this hike? and how were you so lucky to have the trail to yourself (or so it seems from your photos)?

    1. Geunjeongsan is in the north part of Busan. I went on a Friday afternoon when all respectable non-retirees were working. ^^ But really it's just such a big hike that a lot of it is surprisingly uncluttered.