The title might sound a little redundant, but we only recently found out that san in Korean means mountain. So a couple of weekends ago when we hiked Palgong-san, we were calling it Mt. Palgongsan, Palgongsan Mountain, or some other incorrect combination. This might explain why it was so difficult to get directions. Aside from giving us a strenuous workout and a wonderful Sunday afternoon, Palgon-san taught us to show a little respect for our Korean elders.