There are no guided walks or trail cleaning events until September
Today’s Olle Image
“Islands in the sea…” along Route 12 looking out towards the now uninhabited islands of Chagwi-do. Posted to our academy group by Kim Gyeong-ae on July 27.
We have another high of 28°C with cloud and rain showers all day. A gentle wind (4 m/s) is going to blow north-east then north.
Overall it will be a WET and WARM day on the trail. You’ll need a very light rain jacket or umbrella. As always watch out for slightly flooded sections on the routes especially around farm tracks. For some it’ll be a wonderful day for a walk.
Sunrise: 05:44 // Sunset: 19:38
The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is GOOD to NORMAL (10:00 KST)
The PM 10 fine dust level is GOOD to NORMAL (10:00 KST)
The UV level is NORMAL (early morning) / NORMAL (morning) / NORMAL (afternoon)
Please refer to the Jeju Environment Protection Research Center (http://air.jeju.go.kr/index.htm)
Air Korea (https://bit.ly/2taWZp5) has excellent maps showing the real-time influence of fine dust.
Ultraviolet index for South Korea and Jeju Island can be checked here.
Jeju Island News
– All news stories translated with Google Translate and edited for unclear meaning –
“Serious damage to the mountain peak in Songaksan, Jeju”… 1 year closure extension
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province announced on the 27th that it will extend the Songaksan natural rest year already in effect from August 1st to July 31st next year.
Songaksan Rest Year Extension was accepted by the opinion of the Ascending Advisory Committee, which consisted of private members, saying, ‘In the past 5 years, the natural restoration of the area outside the summit has been remarkably improved, but the restoration at the summit is slow.’
Regarding the extension of the rest year system, local residents have also suggested that the summit needs to be opened for the sake of regional commercialization. It was agreed that it should be extended and opened in stages.
At the meeting of the Advisory Committee on this day, the summit peak of Baekyaki Oreum, judged that the damage was serious due to frequent visitor’s footsteps, and announced it as a restricted area for 2 years from August 1.