Meeted and Greeted/Met and Gret
What a fantastic Fall Meet and Greet it was. Perfect pocket of weather late Saturday/Sunday made Monday in Seoul feel like mid-winter. Great climbs, amazing food, splendid company and a pretty rocking campfire. Long live the Meet and Greet.
A really big thanks to the folks responsible for dragging the empties and what-have-yous from the fire site. Despite pain-wracked temples and foggy memories of 151, not a trace was left by early Sunday afternoon. Well done!
Wanted to put it out there that the 'official garbage bags' can be bought from the supermarkets closer to the train station, if not at the minbaks themselves. I'm not sure how, but certainly these must aid the garbage collection process, or at least help fund it. Next time, why doesnt each party stop in and grab a 25litre bag for the weekend? Not sure how to ask for one in korean though....
My least favorite part about Ganhyun (and one of my very few complaints) is the loose garbage stacked along the roadsides. We all felt how windy it became on Saturday, seeing a beer can flowing with the streams current, piles of open boxes or even clusters of closed bags destroys ambience. What Ganhyun seems to need is proper garbage bins, animal proof, with lids, with regular collection. KOTR sponsored garbage bins at the campsites? Until then, I noticed 'healthy wonju' garbage stations down the road.
Keep on rocking, see you out there!
Oh, the delicate peregrinations of those ten sensitive fingers, scuttling across the rocks in desperate Braille. - Sid Marty