While the snow festival didn’t offer too much to see this year due to the lack of snow, the mountains that surrounded were beautiful. We didn’t wander too far from the festival grounds, but even just a bit away we were offered beautiful views, tall trees and strange little snowman shaped statues.
Of course I couldn’t forgo a photo with one of these strange little statues that showed us the way. I matched up quite nicely in my big duck down parka in terms of shape I think and the colors went together too. We’re practically the same!
We found bushes that wanted to burst and bloom already, clearly confused by the mild winter, and a house covered in wood to blend in. There were small bridges over streams that kept us wandering. It was nice to be out of the city, breathing some fresh air and enjoying some nature with pine needles underfoot cushioning every step.
Even though the snow wasn’t providing the scenes we’d hoped for, our surroundings were providing what we needed in our day trip out of the city.
I think Hiking Hub Korea has some great info for those hoping to enjoy nature and a good hike in the area, and many other areas in Korea as well, and I for one plan on going back to Taebaeksan when I get a chance.