Fall into Korean nature. Brilliant warm colors bring the last bit of heat to a country that is bundling up for the winter. Intense hues of orange, red and yellow explode from the rocky terrain.
Go in complete hiking gear for the rough and ready type, or go in your city attire minus the heels for the posing and picture type.
Easy economical journey from Seoul that can be done in a day:
Step 1: Take the Green line (Line 2) to Gangbyeon Station (강변역). Take exit 4 and you'll see the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (동서울터미널)
Step 2: Find the ticket booth for Sokcho (속초). It's W36thou round-trip. The trip there is about 2.5hrs-3 hrs without traffic.
Step 3: Once you get to the city of Sokcho, leave the bus terminal, turn right. and walk for about 30 seconds.You'll see a city bus stop. Take bus 7 or 7-1. It costs about W1100 and the ride is about 25 minutes to Seoraksan.