From the top of (what's left of) Mount Geumsan, near the town of Chupung Pass [추풍령].....I hope you enjoy:
Looking over the "ledge" at this Geumsan was intimidating, but it was one of the few good views of the day. The trail in this region is thickly-forested, offering good walking conditions but few views.
The town of Chupung you can see down below there straddles Chupung Pass. From the guidebook:
Chupung [Pass] has long been an important crossing...connecting southeastern Korea with Seoul since the Joseon era [1400s-1800s], and probably millennia before that, because of its low unobtrusive passage.
It's hard now to imagine the centuries of simmering, "Checkpoint-Charlie"-style tensions that must have occurred at this place, a place of such high traffic. Today, the tensions are gone but the traffic remains in the form of two highways (the Korean equivalents of an "interstate highway" and a "U.S. highway") and a railroad. There's not much going on in town, but even here there is a 24-hour convenience store.
[I post this from Jeomchon city., where I am resting I rejoin the trail again on Monday]