Mt. Jiri 2019-05

by Ho Kim May. 16, 2019 240 views

I just had a vague idea of going hiking to Mt. Jiri in this spring simply because I have never been there before in spring season. As I was having a casual talk with my wife I told her that I'll leave 'day after tomorrow' without any mind and I was forced to. What a simple reason! Anyhow it was a good hiking to feel the spring of Mt. Jiri as well as to feel what summer will be like in the mountain - just like last winter it was unexpectedly hot.

From the bus stop to a temple which sits at the starting point of the trail. I love greens of young leaves.

From the bus stop to a temple which sits at the starting point of the trail. I love greens of young leaves.

Budda's birthday is coming and they are preparing a ceremony.

Budda's birthday is coming and they are preparing a ceremony.

Not only greens of spring but purple blossoms are all at their best in this season.

Not only greens of spring but purple blossoms are all at their best in this season.

Green leaves of an oak tree and white blossoms against blue sky.

Green leaves of an oak tree and white blossoms against blue sky.

A waterfall, Moojechigi, they call it.

A waterfall, Moojechigi, they call it.

The waterfall.

The waterfall.

In front of the lodge that I was to spend the first night.

In front of the lodge that I was to spend the first night.

A sunrise. As summer solstice is only a month away, sun rises up at very early in the morning. I had to wake up at 3:30 to see the sunrise on the ridge. It's 5:30 A.M..

A sunrise. As summer solstice is only a month away, sun rises up at very early in the morning. I had to wake up at 3:30 to see the sunrise on the ridge. It's 5:30 A.M..

Azalea blossoms against the mountain top, Chunwang-bong(Uranus).

Azalea blossoms against the mountain top, Chunwang-bong(Uranus).

Chunwang-bong(Uranus) from a distance. I'm coming close to it step by step.

Chunwang-bong(Uranus) from a distance. I'm coming close to it step by step.

A view of the trail from Chunwang-bong. Made it at last.

A view of the trail from Chunwang-bong. Made it at last.

Chun wang bong - it was written so. Tian(sky) wang(king) feng(summit) in Chinese.

Chun wang bong - it was written so. Tian(sky) wang(king) feng(summit) in Chinese.

On a way down from the summit, Chunwang-bong. I had to walk 16km to get to the next lodge.

On a way down from the summit, Chunwang-bong. I had to walk 16km to get to the next lodge.

Way down from Jaesuk-bong. Dead Christmas trees are lying down on the ground, as well as live ones are in green.

Way down from Jaesuk-bong. Dead Christmas trees are lying down on the ground, as well as live ones are in green.

Way down from Jaesuk-bong. 2 hrs after sunrise. Hurry up! Still 16kms ahead!

Way down from Jaesuk-bong. 2 hrs after sunrise. Hurry up! Still 16kms ahead!

A dead tree and rocks.

A dead tree and rocks.

Looking back to the Yunha sun'gyung and Chunwang-bong.

Looking back to the Yunha sun'gyung and Chunwang-bong.

Looks like a UFO has crashed down to form a cleavage through mountains. Otherwise how can we explain such a weird geography???

Looks like a UFO has crashed down to form a cleavage through mountains. Otherwise how can we explain such a weird geography???

A pine tree standing at the top of the cliff.

A pine tree standing at the top of the cliff.

I have covered 48km's so far. Only 2 km's left. Guess no uphill left.

I have covered 48km's so far. Only 2 km's left. Guess no uphill left.

Nothing is better than a can of ice cold beer to finish a sweating long long trail walk. I made it to the destination an hour and half earlier than I expected. I killed time with drying sweat-wet gloves and socks as well as replenishing water for my body.

Nothing is better than a can of ice cold beer to finish a sweating long long trail walk. I made it to the destination an hour and half earlier than I expected. I killed time with drying sweat-wet gloves and socks as well as replenishing water for my body.

This is it for the three days of hiking to the Jiri mountain. Hope you enjoyed photos. Thanks.

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Camellia 2 months ago

Gorgeous photos and I thoroughly enjoyed the hike. Thanks for taking me along smile

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Ho Kim Replied to Camellia 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Camellia. Not only watching and taking pictures of the scenery but also sharing them together with you is the excitement of photography. smile

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Heike 2 months ago

Hi Ho! Again wonderful photos of the Mt. Jiri ! I looked back to your Mt. Jiri pics from dec18, and I have to say, I can't decide which season is more beautiful, winter or spring ? Each season have it's own beauty, and you captured that very well in your photos.
It seems the Mt. Jiri is beautiful in all seasons! I love this fresh colors from the spring photos, but I'm also thrilled by the serene winter photos. Great work and thanks for showing !

2 months ago Edited
Ho Kim Replied to Heike 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Heike. All the mountains have their different look and never show me the same look. That should be the reason why I keep going to the mountains - never got bored even though I climb the same mountain every day. As for me I love winter. Harsh weather make me thrilled hiking and clouds and snow make it look dramatic. But I have to admit that those harsh condition makes me exhausted while the greens makes me refreshed. I like flowers but I do love greens. Now it's difficult to say which season I prefer. Anyhow I feel great that you enjoyed them, too. smile

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Bethany Plonski 2 months ago

Spectacular photos of a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing these! The azaleas add such a nice burst of color.

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Ho Kim Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Bethany. We already had full blossom down under weeks ago so I expected another full blossom at the top of the mountain but not at their best. Anyhow it was just good to feel the moods of  spring. smile

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

Great photos !

2 months ago Edited
Ho Kim Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

Thank you, Bjorn. smile

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