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ITSC-IX: Jeju Island, South Korea, 26 March to 1 April 2014
Weekend Activities

Proposed Weekend Activities
These are the activities that rated highest during registration.

Mt. Hallasan

Saturday Afternoon Selection: Manjang Cave and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (UNESCO Heritage)
Fee will be approximately 15,000 KRW for this trip to cover the cost of transportation and admission.

Saturday Program
TIME PLACE Map for Saturday trip
14:00   Gathering Lotte Hotel Lobby
14:00-15:30 90 min Travel Hotel to Manjang Cave
15:30-16:25 55 min Sightseeing Manjang Cave
16:30-17:50 80 min Travel Manjang Cave to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall
17:50-18:30 40 min Sightseeing Cheonjiyeon Waterfall
18:30-19:00 30 min Travel Cheonjiyeon Waterfall to Lotte Hotel
Manjang Cave

Manjanggul Lava Tube is a 7.4 km-long lava tube locally with a multi-level structure. It is one of the largest lava tubes in the world having a main passage with a width of up to 18 m and a height of up to 23 m. Numerous lava tubes are found worldwide, but Manjanggul Lava Tube is an outstanding example because it has a well-preserved passage shapes and internal micro-topographic features in spite of its very old age. Thus the cave possesses significant scientific and conservation values. Three entrances to the cave developed due to collapse of the ceiling, with the second entrance being the one used by tourists. A variety of lava formations and decorations, such as lava stalactites, lava stalagmites, flowlines, lava benches, and lava rafts are present. The 7.6 m-high lava column is known to be the largest lava column in the world.
Location: Gimnyeong-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Cheonjiyeon means a pond created by “the meeting sky and land.” The white column of thunderous water falling from the cliff is a magnificent sight. It is 22m in height and 12m in width. Around the waterfall are Natural Monument #163 dampalsu trees which grow naturally here and temperate plants like camellia form a dense forest. Natural Monument #27 giant mottled eel, which is active only at night, also lives here. Each year in September, the Chilsipni Festival is held here.
Location: Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls

Sunday Selection: Treasure House of Life, Mt. Hallasan
Fee will be approximately 20,000 KRW for this trip to cover the cost of transportation, lunch, and admission.

Sunday Program
Time Place Map for Sunday activity
9:00   Gathering Lotte Hotel Lobby
9:00-9:50 50 min Travel Lotte Hotel to Mt. Hallasan Visitors Center
10:00-12:00 120 min Climbing Eorimok Trail (4.7 km)
12:00-13:00 60 min Lunch Box Lunch (provided in advance)
13:00-15:10 130 min Descent Yeongsil Trail (6.1 km)
15:30-16:00 30 min Travel Yeongsil Management Office to Lotte Hotel
Baeknokdam Crater Lake

Mt. Hallasan is the central peak of the gently sloping shield volcano of Jeju Island. It is the highest mountain in South Korea, reaching 1,950 m above the sea level. Mt. Hallasan boasts peculiar volcanic landscape, produced by the crater lake Baeknokdam at the summit, the precipitous rocky cliffs of the Yeongsilgiam, and about 40 volcanic cones. Baeknokdam Crater is exceptional in that the western half of that area is formed by trachyte lava, whereas the eastern half is made of basalt lava. It is assumed that the trachytic lava dome was produced first followed by the creation of the crater by basaltic volcanic activity. The mountain has been protected from human activity since 1970 and is renowned for its unique ecology and biodiversity in addition to volcanic geology and geomorphology and finally recognized as a Global Geopark on October 4th, 2010.
Location: 3096-7 1100-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (Nohyung-dong)

Eorimok Trail starts from Hallasan National Park’s Visitors Center(altitude 970m), passes Eorimok Valley, Sajebi Hill, Manse Hill, Witsae-oreum Shelter(altitude 1,700m) and the south cliff beltway up to the south cliff junction(altitude 1,600m), covering a total of 6.8km and takes about three hours for a one way trip. The steep Sajebi Hill area requires a moderate amount of physical stamina, but the track from Manse Hill which passes the Witsae-oreum Shelter up to the south cliff junction is a relatively gentle slope where visitors can fully enjoy Baengnokdam's southern volcanic cones along with Hallasan’s beautiful scenery.

Eorimok Trail
Yeongsil Trail

Yeongsil Trail consists of a 2.4km road starting from Yeongsil Management Office that goes up to Yeongsil Resting Area and a 3.7km foot trail from Yeongsil Resting Area to Witsae-oreum Shelter. It is one of the Ten Most Beautiful Scenic Views of Jeju Island. Visitors can see Hallasan’s roe deer up close.

Contact

For more general conference–related questions, please contact the organizing committee:

Dohyeong Kim: dkim@kma.go.kr; +82-70-7850-5705
Leanne Avila: leanne.avila@ssec.wisc.edu; (608) 262-0783
Maria Vasys: mariav@ssec.wisc.edu; (608) 263-7435
Niels Bormann: n.bormann@ecmwf.int; +44 118 949 9450
Mitch Goldberg: mitch.goldberg@noaa.gov; (240) 684-0509