Jirisan

Jirisan. Claims the second highest peak in South Korea. The highest on the mainland. With my newfound love for hiking, it was a must. This would be my first overnight/sunrise hike. Food list checked. Bags packed again. Hiking boots on. Along with some great company and we were off. A few highlights from the trip:

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snackin’ in the shade
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smiling, but actually really struggling
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#truestory #struggleisreal
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napping with this surrounding us
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dinner at sunset
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the hiking culture is awesome, the people included. got to meet the head kahuna of jirisan national park and his buddies. shared some good conversations about hiking, career goals and just life in general. good times.
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mmm catching that sunset.
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never fails.
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up early to catch the sunrise.
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mandatory photoshoot session: aaron
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mandatory photoshoot session: katherine
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mandatory photoshoot session: me
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yes, it was freezing. sleeping bag was clutch
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another selfie on the top for keeps
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get that jump shot
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zipping down to catch our bus to busan
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the meals after hikes are seriously the best

Hands-down one of the most difficult hikes I’ve done thus far. It was a very intense uphill battle nearly the entire way with almost no reprieve. Still, it’s that feeling of overcoming a struggle that makes it so worth it. Seoraksan, we coming for you next.

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