There is some discussion as to where we should stay. . .
A: campground near the entrance by the youth hostel. Plenty of space, near the hostel, minbaks, hotels, any number of accomodations. Easy access by car or bus. Campsites can be left up overnight. Usually they let you back in the park on the previous day's pass-- at worse, it's an extra W2800 (supports the park)
B: by the minbak/store across the bridge. Campsites need to be taken down each day (tents, etc can be stored by the store). Inside the park, but gates not always open to cars, limited parking and a further haul for folks without cars to bring camping equipment.
C: by the res. . . scenic, inside the park and closest to climbing, but sites must be taken down (and stashed/carried), driving is limited (usually not permitted past the little store), with no accomodations for folks without tents.
OK, please feel free to add plans D, E, F or post your opinions as to these ideas (or any additional notes, etc I may have neglected). I'm for plan A (which is why I called it A), but I'm always flexible and open-minded
Also, I have a one-person tent I will bring-- if I bunk w/Rick or someone else, I can still bring it as a spare (just picked up seam sealer so it should be water-tight; it did weell w/o over 3 rainy days at Kan-hyon). . . accomodations might be an important consideration as I wouldn't want folks without tents to feel excluded. Might also note that cheap camping gear is available in Korea-- Namdaemun and Tongdaemun are great places to start your search.