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  1. Garth
    July 1, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

    Wow what an achievement, along with such stunning scenery. All those steps sound like really hard work! I don’t know much about South Korea, so your posts about the country are really interesting to read and to see what the country is really like. Like the chipmunk too! I’ve never seen one.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 6:03 pm

      Thanks Garth, it was definitely a challenging hike but absolutely worth it! It’s a fascinating country and I am really enjoying writing about it for that very reason, as many people don’t know much about it! The chipmunks reminded me of my time in USA! They were everywhere!

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  2. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    July 3, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

    Wow, what an adventurous hike you have endured but what fun! That is one of the best parts of hiking S.Korea. is the uncertainty of what you are going to expect on your hike. I was always prepared for the hike taking longer than usual. I sometimes wonder how they come up with those km on the posts because I think there wrong. hahaha. Stunning photos and great to see a mountain hike I have not yet accomplished. Makes me want to go back for some more hiking. #feetdotravel
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 3, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

      The distances sometimes change and the sign says you have longer to go even though you are supposedly closer! But it didn’t happen too often – the signage is normally great. You should definitely go back and do it – it’s one of my favourites!

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  3. Anna
    July 4, 2017 @ 4:07 pm

    Wow, the views are GORGEOUS but I’m pretty sure I don’t have the stamina to do this!! This sounds like a super tough hike. I for sure would not have gone for the expert path! But it sounded like it was worth it for the views. The rock formations are really pretty and how cool to be above the clouds. Such cute chipmunks too!
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:07 pm

      Yeah it was pretty tough, especially in the heat. But so so worth it in the end!

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  4. Scarlett Begonias
    July 4, 2017 @ 9:43 pm

    I love this hike, the rock formations are truly beautiful. I will be sure to check this one out in the future 🙂

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  5. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    July 5, 2017 @ 5:33 am

    Only you can decide to power through a 2D/1N trip in a day, most people would turn around but that thought never crossed your mind lol. What an adventure … what a story … what a hike! This would definitly not be for me, I am clumsy at the best of times and if you slipped and fell then goodness knows what would have happened to me, I’m just grateful I can hike this one vicariously through you 😀 Great photos though and I know you will have felt the sense of achievement by finishing! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

      Yeah I am not good at being told I can’t do something…sooo I just do it anyway! Was an amazing hike but I still have the scars from it!

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  6. JB
    July 5, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

    I went back there, and back there, and back there so many times during my years in Korea. It’s such an amazing place and tons of spots to explore.
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:04 pm

      I really want to go back and explore some different trails!

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  7. By Land and Sea
    July 6, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    I never imagined that South Korea would be a place for hiking or that it would have landscapes like this! This seems like a great way to spend a day or two and the views at the top are amazing! What a great adventure!!

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  8. Carmen Baguio
    July 7, 2017 @ 1:49 am

    Wow! I can’t believe you tackled that hike all in one day. Your beautiful pictures look totally worth all of the effort.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:03 pm

      Ha I do like a challenge – even if I don’t consider the consequences sometimes!

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  9. Siddharth and Shruti
    July 7, 2017 @ 4:10 am

    That looks like an amazing hike. Despite being mid afternoon, the weather looks good. Usually the heat melts us away and we try to avoid midafternoon treks. Love the mist surrounding the mountains. Beautiful photography.

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  10. Only By Land
    July 7, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    This is probably the main benefit of traveling whilst your young, being about to walk an extra 6 km without any problems. I think the way you tackled Daecheongbong Peak is the way I’d do it, being lost in translation really worked for you on this day. The views at the top are stunning, well worth the trek.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

      Lost in translation with a native speaker in tow, too! But it worked out incredible – definitely a much cooler hike in the end!

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  11. Sanna Vegancruiser
    July 7, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

    oh my goodness, what a feat. Having climbed one munro in my lifetime and being so sore on the way down (oh my knees) I can only imagine what your return down must’ve felt like. Thank goodness for that kind bus driver who connected you to the service allowing you to return to the guesthouse. Some adventure – no wonder I cruise only 😉

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

      Yeah we got pretty lucky otherwise we may have had to start walking back! And yeah going down is always tougher for me! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Kreete
    July 8, 2017 @ 4:23 am

    How amazing Alexei! I think you and I should meet up somewhere in the world for a hiking adventure! Even better, come with me to climb the mountains in the Himalayas or NZ!!! I can’t believe you went for it when you found out its meant to be a two day trip! I can only imagine how tired your body must have been after six hours of going to the top only then having to come down by climbing up some more stairs haha! This was a constant struggle on my EBC hike too! I don’t know how does that even make sense haha. Loving your writing and the beautiful photography. What an accomplishment!

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:01 pm

      We will definitely do it one day, don’t worry! Yeah it was pretty tough but definitely doable!

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  13. Travel4lifeblog
    July 13, 2017 @ 3:50 am

    Seems like it was a very challenging hike so you must feel so proud! Good on you 🙂 We love your post about South Korea and they made us want to explore this country one day! Thanks for sharing it with us. We want to read more about this country please! Keep up the good work 😉 Patrick and Cécile 🙂
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:42 pm

      Love hiking and yeah it was pretty tough but completely worth it! I will keep the Korea posts coming!

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