2016-10-21 (Friday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

Today’s Akajabong Volunteer Guide

There is no Akajabong due to the 2016 Jeju Olle Walking Festival taking place on Route 1 (in reverse) today.

Kang Jin-cheol guided 35 walkers on Route 20 yesterday.

Jeju Walking Weather Report

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High of 22 with cloud and rain due all day. Moderate wind from the east. Please check the air quality map.

Jeju Olle Trail News

Our festival starts today, so there will be updates and photos to follow.

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2016-10-20 (Thursday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

Today’s Akajabong Volunteer Guide

Kang Jin-cheol is guiding 21 walkers on Route 20.

Shin Yeong-deok guided 28 walkers on Route 19 yesterday.

Jeju Walking Weather Report

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Looking at a high of 23c with cloud cover, a moderate east wind, and no rain forecast. Please check the air quality map.

Jeju Olle Trail News

Office staff members and volunteers are really hard at work putting together the finishing touches on the festival. Remember we’re on Route 1 tomorrow in reverse and Route 2 on Saturday in reverse.

The Ganse Lounge will be hosting a pre-festival party this evening from 6pm through to 9pm. Various musicals acts playing all for free.

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Also, posting something ahead of time for the following week (October 30). The Ganse Lounge will host American chef Ken Myszka for a food talk concert between 7-9pm. He’ll be exploring Jeju and putting healthy food on the table by drawing on his numerous experiences including those with Epiphany Farms Enterprise in Downs, Illinois.

2016-09-08 (Thursday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

Today’s Akajabong Volunteer Guide

Kang Jin-cheol is leading 12 people on Route 8 today.

Highlights on Route 8 include Yakcheonsa Temple. One of the best stops for food and drink is the in the convention center. The buffet costs about 20,000 WON ($20) with free beer on tap included in the price. The oreum climb is optional, but worth it for a leafy break from development. After that you have a choice between an A and B route. Go for the beach. It is better. Finally walkers leave the resort area behind then move into more rural coastal Jeju.

Jeju Walking And Weather Report

Looking at a high of 27c (humidity makes it feel like 28c). Bright with sun and white cloud forecast. Calm to light breeze blowing in from the west. 20% chance of rain. See air quality by clicking the link.

Jeju Olle Trail News

I got an email from a person in Malaysia yesterday asking about pre-registration problems for the festival. Please email jejuolle@jejuolle.org directly with this.

Other Jeju News of Note

No time today.

[Young Supporters – Belegi Ganse] Looking back on the orientation weekend for the 3rd group of volunteer Jeju Olle Trail Young Supporters (Belegi Ganse)

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Orientation for the third group of Jeju Olle Trail Young Supporters (Belegi Ganse) occurred last weekend. If you’re aged from 20 to 30 years old and want to help out with volunteering for Jeju Olle Trail then this is the group to participate in.

I was a member of the second group and got up to many activities and events throughout my year. I had such a great time and you can read about it here in the Korean media (scroll down for English) and here on this blog.

For 2014 there are another thirty-or-so volunteers including two foreign participants (one Englishman and one Canadian).

Saturday morning began out at the Route 6 start point and we were separated into smaller groups of 5 to walk the trail together. Though we were in groups everyone mingled together at points including rest stops.

Lunch was in downtown Seogwipo.

Afterwards we completed the trail and then headed on to the wonderful Galeum Guesthouse for the night. There were so many of us we booked out the whole place.

Dinner was Korean barbecue in the guesthouse garden followed by retiring inside for info sessions including a Q&A with a Jeju Olle Trail office staff member.

After a night relaxation and fun Sunday continued with more information sessions throughout the day.

Young Supporters learned what happened the previous year and learned of upcoming projects that they would be expected to complete.

Jeju Olle Trail Founder, Suh Myeong-suk, arrived to speak with the Young Supporters for an hour. She spoke on how Jeju Olle Trail got started and on the need for younger people to get involved with the trail.

Leadership positions were filled up and everyone retired for lunch before more free mingling sessions in the afternoon.

Finally while the official window of registration for the third group of Young Supporters has closed any late registrants are welcome on a case-by-case basis, so send us a message. Korean language skills are welcome, but not necessary as many within the Young Supporters group speak English.