Showing posts from June, 2018

Yarigatake (yarisawa course) 槍ヶ岳 (槍沢コース) 

I used red-eye bus from Shinjuku station  in the previous day. (Unrelated to the subject, just like other grand central bus terminals in any big cities at night, I gotta say, ladies bathroom was filled with sex workers changing clothes and making up, taking facet area,  keeping everyone from even washing hands at Shinjuku Bus-ta) At 5:20, I reached Kamikochi and started walking up. Before reaching to Yoko-o, it started raining. I covered up myself with rain-gear at the bathroom in Yoko-o, then started walking again. The course I took (Yarisawa course) have perfectly placed bathrooms, which I have not seen in any other mountain area where everyone have to compromise their civility for nature calls. The rain was light at that point. However, it started harder after passing Yarisawa hut, I didn't want to go back to Yarisawa hut, so I kept walking up. I heard rumbling thunder, rain changed to sleet, at the point I had to wear crampons to walk on snow. Partially

グンマー! Mt. Myogi ~ Hanamigahara Camp site

We reached to Mt. Myogi around lunch time, start to wondering around which beginner courses to try. They have tourist information kiosk at michno-eki parking lot in front of Myogi Shrine. We obtained a map. We took the easiest route, Chukan dou (The middle road) Kawakami dog kept in the Nakanodake Shrine Even the easiest route, Myogi mountain trails was tough. We are glad we wore climbing shoes this time. We left Myogi, hit road around 14:00, bound for Hanami gahara camp ground , in the other side of Akagi mountains. The place was spacious and quiet, with clean shower and toilet. We would visit here again Only if they lift their rule of no dog. There is no such an option for us  leaving our family member behind for any trip, so we do not visit here again. The administrator guy was nice enough letting her in, since the weekend barely had other campers. He even gave me Oyaki, which is regional cuisine pan cake. On the other hand, they charg

Nokogiri - Odake - Mazukari 鋸山~大岳山~馬頭刈尾根

 I left my car at 5am, in a parking lot around Okutama station for 1200 yen, the same place as the other time , right next to Okutama city office. Passing Atago shrine hill and great staircase, path to Nokogiri mountain was rocky and a bit scary. Tengu statue was set between Nokogiri mountain and Atago hill  The view from Mt Otadake was not perfect as promised, but very likely it would have been better 2 hours later than I visited.  There were many warning regarding day lights and bear apparences. I always appalled by those conservative mountain administration putting signs like these. These are parfect example of absense of audiences' point of view. Prepare lights, prepare bells for danger of whatever! Ok, then what do you expect readers to do here? The audience are in the middle of mountain. If you set this kind of notice, either set it at the station with storefront, or set here with vending machine!  The famous Tsuzura rock were already filled