姫次 Himetsugu (sample test climbing before actual Hirugatake)

 I took my dog to a morning quick trail walk to Kita Tanzawa, up to Himetsugu peak. (1433m)
Elv gain app 900m, and 9.5km. Objective of this climb was to find out parking situation for the next step, which is Hirugatake Peak back and forth.



I was just walking, not running. It took 3 hours and half back and forth for me and dog.


The Haccho slope I took was quite steep. I would recommend bringing climbing stick if you have.

 After 1000m, it started to be a climbing of a snowy hill
My dog noticed many, many dear around this area.
As I going down the steep hill, I passed some solo climbers going up. Then I heard horrible sliding noise from the top after a couple of minutes. I hope nobody hurt in that land slide.
No view at all in this morning.

Trails are not iced up,
but wooden board on the trail were slippery
because of mixture of snow and frost.



Ancient juice can. It's a landmark at this point.
I stopped by one of 7-11, and gas station in this area around 11am on Sunday after this trail. The both are rare existence in this area. The former was pricier than other places, and the latter was packed with hikers and bikers.

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