Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trekking-Day 8-Mt. Jonen(8.0km)

Authentic view from Mt. Jonen.

Day 8 Mt. Jonen 7:35-12:37
Distance today 8.0km, climb 433m, duration 5:0, avg speed 1.6km/h, burned 587kcal
Today's route

CAUTION! The duration in this article is due to my experiences and physical strength, and much shorter than the standard course time. Please plan by yourself considering your own experiences and physical strength when you plan to walk the course.

Continued from Trekking-Day 7-Mt. Tsubakuro, Mt. Otensho, Jonen hut(16.1km).

At 5:30am the noise around me woke me up. It was a little earlier than my schedule, but I got out of my tent and found

the morgenrot of Mt. Yari. People around me were gathering for this.

Then the sunrise comes to our site.

We had a relaxing time after breakfast. People around us already left.

We did not have to hurry, as we just planned to go to Mt. Jonen and go home.

We started going to Mt. Jonen at 6:38.

Arriving at Mt. Jonen at 8:26.

Arriving in 40 minutes.

The ridge line from Mt. Yari to Mt. Hotaka.

Mt. Otensho, where we walked yesterday. Right behind it there are Mt. Hakuba and other summits.

Mt. Washiba, Mt. Warimo and even Kumonotaira are in our sight, where we walked in this summer.

The view from Mt. Jonen is wonderful. Major mountains of Japan Northern Alpine are in our sight.

And Mt. Fuji.

We could not leave this view and stayed there for almost 1 hour.

We miss the view, but we left at 9:30.

Only our tents and a few left at the camp site.

And we wrapped up there.

Leaving the camp site at 10:46.

Color leaves and Mt. Jonen.

Walking down on the trail.

The trail was very long to me.

I don't like this kind of trail.

The trail continues.

I realized through the altimeter that we are descending, but I thought the trail would never end without the altimeter.

Arriving at the goal at 12:40.

A little less than 2 hours to the goal.

We picked a car up at Nakabusa-Onsen spa and returned to Hakuba at 4pm.

These two days were very full of nice views and nice trekking.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Trekking-Day 7-Mt. Tsubakuro, Mt. Otensho, Jonen hut(16.1km)

Nice trekking from Mt. Tsubakuro to Jonen hut through Mt. Otensho.

Day 7 Mt. Tsubakuro, Mt. Otensho, Jonen hut 8:28-16:30
Distance today 16.1km, climb 241m, duration 8:3, avg speed 2.0km/h, burned 1,396kcal
Today's route

CAUTION! The duration in this article is due to my experiences and physical strength, and much shorter than the standard course time. Please plan by yourself considering your own experiences and physical strength when you plan to walk the course.

We wanted to walk on this trail for a long time. We attempted several times this year, but canceled due to bad weather.

Now the good weather comes to the weekend.

Morning at Hakuba. Morgenrot.

We left Hakuba at 6am, and parked one of our cars at Ichinosawa, as our goal and reached to Nakabusa Onsen spa.

We left Nakabusa Onsen spa at 8:30.

The parking lot was full and we had to walk for almost 1km.

We attempted to walk to Mt. Cho, but the road to the goal point is under construction and we could not park the car there.

We started climbing at Nakabusa Onsen spa at 8:45.

I have climbed to Mt. Tsubakuro three years ago. I knew this trail was steep, and it is.

Arriving at Kassen-koya hut at 10:28. We had a short break.

We arrived for 1 hour and 45 minutes while the standard duration is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

The trail from here is called one of the steepest trail in Japan Northern Alpine, but it is steeper to the hut to me.

Mt. Fuji comes to our sight on the ridge line.

Arriving at Enzanso hut at 11:24.

We walked for 50 minutes while the standard duration is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
I realized this is one of the steepest trail as I was earlier only 20 minutes.

Mt. Yari comes to our sight just in front of us.

We left large bags and climbed to Mt. Tsubakuro.

A dolphin rock.

At the peak of Mt. Tsubakuro at 12:00.

The ridge line to Mt. Otensho and Mt. Jonen, where we are going.

We came back to Enzanso hut and left at 12:34.

Nice trail but there is a steep descending.

Then ascending again.

Keep walking.

Lastly climbing up to Mt. Otensho.

A trail is like cutting the mountain.

I exhausted for the last climb, and arrived at Daitenso hut at 14:44.

2 hours and 10 minutes, while the standard duration was 3 hours.

We left big bags and went to Mt. Otensho.

To end up here was an idea, but we decided to keep walking.

We left Daitenso at 15:06.

Keep waling.

Nice trail though.

Mt. Jonen is up front, but does not come closer.

Finally the hut comes to our sight on the saddle under Mt. Jonen.

Walking through the forest,

And arrived at Jonen hut at 16:33.

1 hour and half while the standard duration is 3 hours. Good work.

We checked in the camp site.

Then dinner time.

The camp site was not very busy.

The sun set to Mt. Yari.
The mountains were hidden with clouds. It refrains the good day.

After the sun set it got very cold. We got asleep.

Continued to Trekking-Day 8-Mt. Jonen(8.0km).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cycling-Day 13-Hakuba(21.0km)

Running in the nice breeze.
Day 13, 129days for cycling, total distance 9,465.9km, total climb 129,571m
Hakuba 12:43-14:55
Distance today 21.0km, climb 223m, duration 1:16, avg speed 16.6km/h, burned 446kcal
Gear: Eurasia 520
Today's route

The trekking two days ago was really hard and my body still pains.
We planned to trek today, but we watched a movie late last night and we woke up late.
The weather in the mountain was not perfect, and we did a short ride before lunch.

Many trekkers were coming back from the mountains. I am sure they enjoyed.

We turned back at the middle station of the gondola list.

A bridge from Ochikura to Tsugaike is now under final construction.
I hope it will finish until the winter comes.

The autumn comes to the summer sky. 

Nice run to Happo-One.

The autumn comes to the village.

Lunch at Coccola J.

Nice short ride in Hakuba village.