Korean Hiking Markers

hiking trekking koreaIf you’re like me, nothing says summer more than a good hike. Strapping on some good boots, or in this past weekend’s case, my wonderful Teva sport shoes. While we were out shooting this last weekend for June’s Korea Blog series, we unexpectedly decided to go hiking. I welcomed it, since it had been way too long since my feet have hit the trail.

We opted for a short hike and made it into a video that will be showcased next month. One of the best things about hiking in Korea is the safety precautions put in place. On many trails throughout the nation, one will come across markers like the one shown above. Not only are the trails marked in the traditional sense, but these markers go above and beyond giving directions.

Each one is carefully marked and positioned within cell tower coverage zones. Therefore, should an emergency arise, hikers can call on their mobile phones and give a precise position to first responders.

While in larger countries and parks, placing cell phone towers may not be possible – placing markers such as these should become the standard. Should an emergency arise, hikers can direct help to the desired location faster.

Do they have markers like this in your area?