Mount Cheongwan in Jangheung, South Jeolla, boasts one of the best flame grass displays from around the nation. (Photo by Shin Dong-yeon)
Autumn is here. The breeze is chilly and the sky is clear. Mountains are decked out in their fall colors and are calling out to hikers.
Most people associate autumn hiking trips with the turning of leaves; maples in particular. And in places like Mount Sokri and Mount Gaya, the foliage has already begun its colorful transformation. It won't be long before the whole nation is painted red and brown. But under the shadow of the colorful leaves, flame grass also beckons. If the autumn trees with their red and gold leaves can be likened to a breathtaking display of fireworks, then flame grass is surely like the Milky Way that lights up the night sky with its subdued beauty