Capstoning all these Imjin war miniatures, I have my last travel log from my trip to Korea last march. Just south of Daegu is Mount Apsan, at the base of the mountain is the Nakdong River battle museum I posted about several month's ago. The mountain itself, however, is criss crossed with hiking trails offering some awe inspiring views. I made three climbs of the area in as many days, but the most memorable was the first thanks to my companion for the climb....
|I will call him....taco|
He emerged out of the woods about 10 minutes into the climb, and would not stop barking at me. I decided he needed a good ear scratch, and we became best of friends. At the top of the mountain I was able to find a park employee who took custody of him to make sure he found his way home.
|View of th climb from the Museum|
|View of the eastern peak from the western one.|
|Looking back ont he summit trail.|
|One of the many Buddhist shrines om the mountain|
|Korean War era observation point|
|View of the summit from a helipad on the trail.|
|Another observation point|
There is also a plexiglas observation point that provides some breathtaking views of the city. It has a an illuminated arch, that can be seen for miles at night.
|Random guy who wanted a picture with me at the summit.|
|Buddhist temple near the museum.|
Behind it, I found a nearly vertical trail to ascend up the mountain side. (I classify any trail I can touch with my arms without bending down as nearly vertical.)
At the top you find the cave along with a small shrine where people were leaving prayers for pets it would appear. There is no indicator which king hid here, or what he was hiding from however.
|The cave where a king hid.|