Hiking at SNU

I don’t know if I ever mentioned in my previous posts but the SNU campus is ridiculously big. It is a whole city in itself, it has a literal bus going around the campus and its own ”SNU STATION.” Today, I went hiking on campus. The starting point was the engineering building, which is a whole 10 minute bus ride from my dorm. We decided to leave around 9 am, to avoid crowds and because the weather would be cooler. There were 6 of us, but we stayed in pairs, because of Covid restrictions.

But we soon realized that we were just a big group of idiots when we realized we missed the starting point of the trail. So I suggested that instead of going back to the starting point we just go underneath the railings, which resulted in two of us falling on top of each other, and one of the boys in the group ruined their kimbap afterward. For the first hour, I was completely fine, but suddenly we came across thousands of stairs. There is a temple at the highest point of the hike, but it was so hot and we were exhausted that we took a much-needed hour break.

We wanted to find the easiest way down because we were exhausted but it seemed like the more we wanted to take the easiest way down the more twisted the path became. We went down this extremely narrow and dangerous path that we thought that was another way to go down but it ended up being a dead end, so we had had to climb up the stairs once again. At that point, we decided to take the same way back down.

Also funny enough, going up I didn’t trip or hurt myself even once, but coming down I slipped a couple of times, but I would do the hike all over again to get the same views you can see below! 

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