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Baekdu-Daegan Trail: Hiking Korea’s Mountain Spine

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Publisher: , 2010.
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Publisher description:

The Baekdu-daegan chain of mountains forms the backbone of the Korean Peninsula. It has always occupied a very special place in the hearts of Koreans. More than just a series of rocky ranges, it is the source of the life and dynamic energy of the Korean people and shelters many of their cultural and historical treasures. The long-distance Baekdu-daegan hiking trail provides a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts living in Korea and abroad to hike their way through a 735-kilometre geographical repository of culture and history that continuously yields new discoveries and experiences in what is a still largely unexplored part of a busy peninsula. This guide will get you packed up and ready to hit the road.

  • Comprehensive and detailed trek-by-trek descriptions of the Baekdu-daegan trail
  • Helpful tips to get you ready and confident for hiking
  • Detailed maps and transport information
  • Cultural and historical background information
  • Water source coordinates along the trail for GPS users

LKL says:

There are plenty of photographs, and helpfully all of the peaks and many of the other sights on the trail given in hangeul as well as their romanisation - which helps when you are trying to figure out how to pronounce them and find them on a Korean map. Each section of the walk is described in turn, with maps, an indication of effort and time involved, and information one sources of water. Altogether a pleasant browse for armchair hiking, and no doubt very useful for doing the real thing.

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