As of last Thursday, I am the luckiest man in the world, because I have been considered a VIP to one Ms. Sara Long for 2 years. To celebrate our anniversary, I took Sara to Juwangsan National Park. We spent Saturday night in Chungseong, the small town near the national park, where we relaxed, ate pizza, and watched TV in our luxurious motel room. (It really was pretty nice, I'm not just being sarcastic!)
The next morning, we packed up what little we brought, put on our hiking boots, and headed off to the park for a day of hiking.
As should be expected this month in Korea, it rained about 65% of the day, but there's something about this park that makes that okay. There are rivers, waterfalls, ponds, and creeks everywhere, and somehow the rain falling on the canopy above us was more soothing and fitting than obnoxious. By the end of the day we were soaked, dirty, exhausted, and thoroughly fulfilled. Juwangsan is breathtakingly beautiful, and a great place to get some exercise and get away from the hustle and bustle of Korean cities. Since I'm sure Sara will give you all beautiful pictures and a description to match, I'll just let my camcorder speak for me. Here's a video of the beautiful Juwangsan National Park. I have intentionally left the audio in so you can hear the same serenity we were privy to.