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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Halla-san on Jeju-do

H is for Halla-san - the mountain I miss the most. Ten years ago, I lived on Jeju - an island off the southern shore of mainland South Korea. In the center of Jeju Island was Mount Halla, and it was visible from pretty much everywhere on the island. At other times in my life, I have lived near mountains: in Alaska and in New Mexico. But Halla-san is the mountain I have loved the most. I explored its forested slopes with my hand-held GPS, finding hidden rivers with marbled beds and secret waterfalls to play in. Mount Halla wore all four seasons with dignity and grace. As I cruised around the island in my little hatchback or on my motorcycle, Halla was always there like a friend and guide. I really miss the constant companionship of this majestic volcanic cone. I hope someday to see Halla again.  


  1. sounds like HOME
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I am hoping to visit Hallasan this month :) Sooo excited! Thats an awesome shot of the crater and the lake!

  3. What a beautiful mountain, I love the volcanic hollow, must be lovely to walk on that greener.

  4. Love the statement of wearing 4 seasons with grace and dignity.
    It is obvious you love the place.
    I hope you are able to return someday.

  5. We visited Jeju Island before we came back here in the US. We miss living in S.KOrea as well.

    Haghpat Monastery, Armenia

    Catching up with letter H entries.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  6. You've done an awesome review! Thank's for sharing, I love mountains! Have lots of inspiration for your new adventures!


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