Perhaps I gave this blogging thing another try. I’ve been falling off the grid more and more every day. Chuseok has come and gone and I didn’t even use my long weekend to get a head start on a new post. I did, however, get the chance to take my shot at Chiak.
Chiaksan is a mountain in the Gangwon-do province, only about an hour bus ride from Wonju. It reaches an elevation of 1,288 m (4,226 ft), and while I’d like to say I got to the peak, unfortunately we underestimated the length of the hike and didn’t leave enough daylight to make it all the way to the top.
Something I did learn from this first mountain-climbing attempt of mine is the strength it takes to get through even a short distance of the rough terrain we faced. When you are constantly going up, up, up rocks and steps, it takes an excruciatingly long time to make it even a short distance. I do have some photos to share, but I’d really like to wait a couple weeks until I can make another attempt at reaching the peak. I’ll post a few here, but there are more to come for sure. It feels very unfinished and I can say with certainty I’ll be making the trip again in 2-3 weeks. The temple at Chiaksan was beautiful, however, and a place I hope to remember always. Perhaps I’ll post about it eventually as well.
In the mean time, I’ll be making the trip to Seoul this weekend. Hopefully I’ll convince myself to post about. I’m working on my Korean BBQ article that I’m hoping I can turn into something profitable. I made some great headway on it, and I’m excited to try and up my productivity and creativity in the coming weeks.