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In South Korea, hiking has become almost a national identity

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I went out for a quick jaunt this weekend after a big rain, and the woods were full of Koreans! Why has hiking become such an all-consuming craze among Koreans on both sides of the Pacific Ocean? Baby-boomers, man.

Be careful -- many Koreans are *addicted* to hiking.

“It’s almost like an addiction,” said Shin Soon-no, 65, who hikes several times a week with her husband, Kim Hong-seong. “Your body starts to crave it.”

That's a great addiction to have!

Except if you get headaches because you're suffering from withdrawal.

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