Back in June, I made the insane decision to go hiking with some friends at Bukhansan National Park. I say insane for many reasons because my idea of hiking lasted for 45 minutes, not 7 hours. Luckily, I had gone with some awesome friends who helped me by literally holding my hand, and constantly stopping with me for breaks when needed. Hiking in Winton woods is completely different, and terribly easy compared to what we hiked that day. I can tell you I did not expect to climb up hills and climb on top of rocks. But I can honestly say that it was all worth it in the end. The view was amazing, and the best part was I got to experience it with a few of my lovely friends.
I can tell you that my stamina was definitely not up to par with what we did, and thankfully we took a lot of breaks because I’m sure I would’ve died from a heart attack if we hadn’t. (No seriously, when you do physical activity that you’re not used to doing without giving yourself time to recover it can really cause strain on your heart) There was a point where we had stopped for a break, and I had decided then and there, “Nope this isn’t for me. I gotta go back. Gotta go home. I can’t.” However, instead of giving up I kept going. I’m glad I did, but I honestly would’ve gone home if it hadn’t been for the others. While hiking was a great experience to cross of my bucket list, I don’t think I’ll be doing it again. It’s just one of the many things I did in Korea that can go into the ‘wouldn’t have done it if I hadn’t been there’ category.
Enjoy the many photos I took while hiking! And don’t forget to follow my blog so you can be updated on new content posted! ^__^