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Baegundae is the highest summit of Bukhansan National Park.
This traverse started with a scramble ascent to Yeongbong Peak(604m/1982'), an ascent to the main summit Baegundae Peak(837m/2746'), another scramble to Nojeokbong (716m/2349'), and a visit to Doseonsa Temple. My overall roundtrip time, including rest and summit stops was 6:30hrs.
(1) The road to Baegundae Ticket Booth follows this stream and is relatively steep at some point.
(2) This area is the park's parking lot. It has convenience stores, restaurants and gift shops. I started my ascent at the ticket booth behind this altar. The entrance to Doseonsa Temple is on the left... where I finished this ascent.
(3) There were people moving gravel near the trailhead. I wondered if they were doing maintenance on a temple or trail.
(1) This is Harujae ridge. I left the main trail here and "hiked" for 200m for my first summit, Yeongbong Peak (604m/1982').
The final assault to the summit is not a hike. It's a scramble whether the trail is wet or dry. It's an easy scramble though.
(2) It took me 40mins to the summit from the ticket booth.
I felt weird being alone on this summit because not only that this park is supposed to be one of the busiest, but also a lot of tombs I passed along the way made me uncomfortable.
(3) The park was covered with clouds the whole day. The closest I could see were my shoes. I had no view.
(1) I went back to Harujae ridge to regain the main trail. I passed by what I believe is the Insu Shelter. The trail continues to the left.
(2) This is a police station. It serves as a rescue station for accidents on the mountain.
(3) The trail after the station follows the gully. It had been raining here so the water in this gully was pretty high and the flow was strong.
(1) This is the end of the gully and the ascent to Baegun Shelter.
(2) The trail continues to Baegundae on the left of the shelter. Insubong, from the trail below didn't look accessible by hiking but I asked about the ascent trail anyway and I was directed to follow the campground trail to the right of the shelter.
(3) 1hr from Yeongbong Peak. Since I had no visual of what's around me, I have no idea what summit I ascended. It had a tomb, and a giant "Hershey's Kisses" rock. Insubong wall is behind me on this photo.