Mt. Taebaek is in Taebaek Provinvial Park in Gangwon-do on the eastern side of the country. It is the highest peak in the Taebaek Mountains at 1567 vertical meters. It’s famous for it’s beauty and is a popular hiking destination, even in the snowy winter months.
I hiked Mt. Taebaek during the weekend of the Taebaek Snow Festival in January, and it was very busy. It was cold, but luckily the weather was clear and not too windy. This was my first experience doing any kind of mountain hike in the snow and ice, and I was unprepared, to say the least. Still it was a magnificent experience that I will always remember.
If you are thinking about hiking Mt. Taebaek in the winter, here are some points to keep in mind before you go. Continue reading “What to know before hiking Mt. Taebaek in the winter”