Night Hiking in the Fall – Seoul, South Korea

Its been an incredibly busy fall with my the last 4 of my masters classes crammed into this semester on top of normal teaching.  I’ve been fortunate enough to take a few hiking breaks in Seoul and even got out to Seoraksan National Park and hiked Dinosaur Ridge again for some much needed nature time to de-stress and look Read More …

Blue Flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano – Java, Indonesia

I first heard about Mt. Ijen’s blue flames from a British biologist who hiked Bromo with me. Thinking it would be impossibly far away I was happy to hear Mt. Ijen is on the way back to Bali from Mt. Bromo! To save money I took a public bus to Bangyuwangi and found a group Read More …

Mt. Bromo – Java’s magnificent volcano on a budget

My absolute favorite part of Java was trekking Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen.  Bromo, an active volcano tucked into the Sand Sea, is constantly erupting a cloudlike smoke while Mt Ijen has magnificent blue flames!  This post will tell you how to explore Bromo on a budget. Mt. Bromo for $30/day You can easily see Read More …

Night Hiking Ansan at Ehwa University – Seoul Hiking Group

After a few month hiatus I finally got back into night hiking this evening!  Coincidentally I discovered some old photos I never posted of the same mountain.  Enjoy this photo walk, the green lights & my beard are from the first trip while the rest are from last night.  Somehow we had amazingly clear evenings Read More …

Night hiking Inwangsan

Inwangsan, the destination for Seoul Hiking Group’s latest night hike, boasts one of the best views in all of Seoul!  From the top you can see Gyeongbukgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and the Blue House (president’s house).  We met at Dongnimnum station and were immediately greeted by a crescent moon! Hiking to the top went smoothly.  We Read More …

Night Hiking Achasan – Seoul Hiking Group

With the weather getting warmer night hiking keeps being a great idea!  I joined my second Seoul Hiking Group night hike to Achasan last night and had a great time.  (First hike to Bukaksan here)  Check out these awesome night shots since I finally had my tripod working!  Thanks Warren & Breanne for organizing this. Read More …

Night Hiking Bukaksan take 2

After last week’s beautiful night hike I eagerly agreed to go again when my coworker Susan asked about it.  Enjoy these shots of us strolling through Bukaksan in Northern Seoul.  We got a little lost so it wasn’t the same trail as last time but it was great to get away from the bustle of Read More …

Night hiking Bukaksan

This evening my coworker Brian and I joined our first night hike with Seoul Hiking Group.  We had a great time hiking along the Seoul Fortress Walls on the ridge of Bukaksan.  Luckily the hike started a short walk from our home.  We got to see a unique side of Seoul illuminated by the bustling lights Read More …