2017-05-10 (Wednesday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

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We have one guided walk along the trail for Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Kim Eun-ju will guide 13 registered walkers on Route 10.

May 2017 Guided Walk Schedule and Registration Information

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Lee Gyeong-ja guided walkers on Route 9.

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Jin Jeong-yeon guided walkers on Route 15-B.

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Please check the detailed English forecast and set your region to Jeju-si or Seogwipo-si. You can use the arrows to check further in time http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

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Air pollution conditions are MODERATE TO GOOD (full chart)

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No Update Today.

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2017-05-02 (Tuesday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

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We have one guided walk along the trail for Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Oh Yeong-ho will guide thirteen walkers on Route 2.

May 2017 Guided Walk Schedule and Registration Information

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Oh Sang-hoon guided walkers on Route 1.

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There should be a high of 21 Celsius with white cloud cover, some clear sky, and gentle breezes blowing west to south west all day. Winds will get slightly stronger in the evening then getting weaker again overnight.

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Air pollution conditions are MODERATE TO UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS (full chart)

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No Update Today.

2017-04-19 (Wednesday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

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We have one guided walk along the trail for Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Shin Yeong-deok will guide 14 registered walkers on Route 19.

April 2017 Guided Walk Schedule and Registration Information

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Kim Tae-su and Kim Sun-hyeong guided walkers on Route 18.

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It will be slightly cooler on the island today with a high of 18 Celsius. There will be little white cloud to clear sky with light to gentle breezes blowing in an easterly direction. Winds will get even lower this evening with light air due.

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Air pollution conditions are MODERATE TO UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS (full chart)

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2017-01-31 (Tuesday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

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Our volunteer guided walk on Route 10-1 (Gapado Island) for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 is canceled due to bad weather.

Guided Walk Schedule (FEBRUARY 2017)

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All walks begin from the route start point at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted – red symbol in brackets (역 ) means the walk will start from the end point. A yellow box indicates no guided walk for that day. Try to arrive before 9:30 a.m. for greetings. Guided walks are in the Korean language with some limited English on occasions depending on the volunteer and are free of charge. Prepare suitable clothing for the weather and some snacks or drink. Walkers usually each lunch together at a restaurant (please pay for this). If you wish to join a guided walk you can just turn up, or pre-register (we prefer this) by sending me an email with the date and route you wish to join.

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We had one volunteer guided walk on the trail for Monday, January 30, 2017.

Route 18 with Oh Jang-hoon.

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We have a high of 4 Celsius on the island with lots of cloud and gentle breezes blowing to the south/south-easterly direction.

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Air Quality Index
(AQI) Values
Levels of Health Concern Colors
When the AQI is in this range: ..air quality conditions are: …as symbolized by this color:
0 to 50 Good Green
51 to 100 Moderate Yellow
101 to 150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Orange
151 to 200 Unhealthy Red
201 to 300 Very Unhealthy Purple
301 to 500 Hazardous Maroon

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[January 2016 Clean Olle Report on Jeju Olle Trail | Route 11 – 17.5km |

The first Clean Olle of 2016 saw volunteers tidy Route 11 on Sat Jan 9, 2016

Getting Going and Collecting

Volunteers trickled in from around 9:00 a.m. to the friendly strains of Jeju Olle’s theme song playing over a speaker and warm drinks and bread sitting on a nearby bench. A good way to fill up to get the day started on a somewhat chilly January morning. After the official and general advice announcements were made we grabbed our tongs and trash bags.

We’re not left to fend for ourselves along the trail as we pick up the trash. For this month we had two support cars following along each providing a place for full bags and provide new bags. More snacks and hot drinks were dispensed too on demand.

The Views

Molseupobong was the only climb of the day. Thanks to the weather there were great views from the top. Gapado and Marado were visible (the end of the Korean peninsular) as were Dansan, Sanbangsan, and the snow covered peak of Halla Mountain. Having not walked Route 11 in a while it came as a slight surprise.

Lunchtime

We sat down for food after the lunchtime rush at a restaurant a hundred meters or so off the trail and right before stepping into a forest section. Jeongsik, which is a simple workingman’s lunch that many eat here in Korea, appeared before us. Including fish, pork meat, a hot soup, and a bowl of white rice. A great re-fill for 6,000 WON each.

An afternoon in Jeju’s Gotjawal Forest

Some of the group decided to call it a day with lunch finished, but another group continued on until the end of the route. However, we did not collect trash. The Gotjawal Forest part of Route 11 is very clean anyway with minimal amounts of rubbish lying around. So it was a chance to walk, talk, and share snack food with fellow volunteers for a few hours. I got speaking to the head of the Completion Club who is a retired Korean special-forces paratrooper. Then I got speaking to one of the ladies working at the Olle airport information desk. We exchanged information and experiences with helping foreign walkers.

The day finished at Mureung-ri Ecological School. It’s a delightful countryside setting for an old school that has been converted into a team building retreat complete with grassed front play ground perfect for summer night barbecues.

February’s Clean Olle

For the second month of the year we’re going on to Route 6 in the Seogwipo area of the island. Route 6 is one of my favorites. Mark in February 13th at 9:30 a.m. from the start point. I’ll be posting more information as the date nears, but if you have any questions send a message.

– By Jim Saunders | English SNS and 2016 Trail Angel