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Friday, March 18, 2016

[Press Article] Apsan’s Jarakgil ( beginner to lower intermediate level hike )

This is the Jarakgil.  It is a trail that should eventually go completely around the Apsan range of mountains.  In the images above it is marked by a pinkish colored line that runs at the lower edge of the park.  It is marked by the trail guideposts that you can see below in the photo.  This trail is one of the easiest hikes to make on Apsan.  There are places where there is some increase in elevation but it not much at any one point and is a comfortable walk.

“This trail is one of the easiest hikes to make on Apsan.  There are places where there is some increase in elevation but it not much at any one point and is a comfortable walk.”





The trail has benches and picnic tables located at different places along the entire route.  Also, at various locations, there are different exercise machines and activities that you may stop and try out. In the photo below the activity is to see if you can squeeze through the set of poles for your age group.  You might want to drop any gear you are wearing. Each set is divided into ten year age groups from 20’s to 60’s.


Another of the activities to try are the foot massages stones.  Only recommended during dry weather.  You will find several locations with the  on the side of the trail.  There are a few different types of massages and they are used to improve blood circulation in your feet and lower legs.  I am not posting any photos because I hope you will be adventurous and check out the Jarakgil!
"At various locations, there are different exercise machines and activities that you may stop and try out. Another of the activities to try are the foot massages stones.  You will find several locations with the  on the side of the trail. "



We have seen all sort of small birds and animals such as black squirrels and chipmunks. There are a few streams that have bridges over them or that run alongside the trail.  The trail is at some points 10 -20 meters away from the Apsan Beltway and at others more than 100 meters away.  It is generally a busy trail with hikers of all ages, but I have yet to see it crowded to the point of being a problem for small groups to hike the trail. Most of the trail is just an improved trail covered in a dirt and small gravel hard surface base.  But they are improving the trails in some places to either a type of rubberized lower impact surface or brick or stone sidewalks.


Another nice aspect of this trail is you may leave it to find public transportation such as taxis or bus stops at more than a dozen different points on the trail.  As for public restrooms they are out there just not located at equal distances and you may need to leave the trail near one of the parks or attractions to find any facilities you need.  There are no shops to buy supplies and there are no water points to top off you canteens or water bottles. So, please take snacks and fluids with you when you hit the trail.  I hope to see some of you out there!




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