Mt. Houou

Hiked on July 8, 2018 Map Number 41, Minami Alps, northern section Hike Duration: 13 hours (map time), 8 hours (actual) Mt. Houou is actually more of a ridgeline, with 3 main peaks - Jizo (2764m), Kannon (2840), and Yakushi (2780m). Mt. Houou an "outlyer" meaning that it is difficult to bundle with other peaks,... Continue Reading →

Mt. Myoko

Map number 18, hiked August 5, 2017 Description number 33 Mt. Myoko is about a 4 hour drive from my house. My plan was leave home early, hike Myoko, and then head over to Mt. Hiuchi, sleep in my car overnight, hike Mt. Takatsuma in the morning, then head home. It didn't quite work out... Continue Reading →

Mt. Asama

Map number 19, hiked July 15, 2017 Description number 43 Mt. Asama is a highly active volcanic peak that is "enter at your own risk" for hikers. But you can still hike around the crater, and the scenery is quite peaceful. I rode my Harley to this hike. It was about a 3 hour ride... Continue Reading →

Mt. Akagi (1&2)

Map number 20 (also includes Tsukuba), summit September 9, 2017 Description number 40 I made 2 attempts at this hike. The first was early in the season and I rode my motorcycle. By the time I got to the trail head it was late in the day and getting cold. I decided to head back... Continue Reading →

Mt. Tsukuba

Map number 20 (also includes Akagi), hiked April 16, 2017 Description number 44 This hike confused me because their is another peak called Mt. Nantai on the same ridge line. I originally thought that there were two Hyakumeizan's right next to each other but as it turns out, the Hyakumeizan Mt. Nantai is different. You'll... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kasa/Kurobegoro

Map number 38 (also includes Kasagatake, Kuorbegorodake, Washibadake, Suisho, Yakedake, Hotakadake, and Yarigatake), hiked September 15-16, 2017 Kasa is description number 57, Kurobegoro is description number 51 I've never been to the Kita Alps before this, and I went with 2 others. 1 person I've hiked with before in the Yatsugatake area, his name is... Continue Reading →

Mt. Daisen/Mt. Hakken/Hidegatake/Mt. Ibuki

Daisen map number 55, Hakken map number 52, Hidegatake map number 53, Ibuki is map number 45, hiked September 2-5, 2017 Daisen is description number 92, Hakken description number 91, Hidegatake description number 90,┬áIbuki is description number 89 Here's a good example of 4 hikes that I grouped together as part of the same trip.... Continue Reading →

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