At the beginning of March, South Korea celebrated their Independence Day, and I decided to take the three day weekend to do a bit of traveling. By chance, that weekend Adventure Korea, was hosting a three day hike of the Seoraksan mountain range. in Gangwon province. Out of the group of twenty-five, three of us completed the “Seoraksan Grand Slam,” the three hardest hiking courses. After nearly twenty-five kilometers of hiking up and down some of the most beautiful mountains I have seen in Korea, I was simultaneously satisfied, relaxed, and dead tired!