Trip Start Oct 03, 2007
6Trip End Oct 12, 2008
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Sangin is cradled by peaks to the East which swing South-West into the range that are visible from my apartment window. The name of the mountain due East of Sangin is Apsan; which literally means Front Mountain. It was the departure point for myself and two other MoonKkang teachers, Mike and David.
The initial climb was steep and the first thing noticed was that most hikers were much older. Any children who were dragged along were done so kicking and screaming. About a half hour into our hike we came upon a temple of some sort
While Mike and David explored the temple further up, I was approached by one of the residents. He kindly offered me a pear and apple along with a knife with which to cut the fruit. After the rest, we continued along, finally reaching the ridge, which offered some amazing Autumn views at one point and Daegu's urban sprawl at the other. Someone remarked that the city looked like a giant switchboard - a fitting comparison I think.
I feel so fortunate to have these mountains as a temporary escape from the city.