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Mt. Odake 大岳山

Mt. Odake 大岳山

Mt. Odake 大岳山 – Nokogiriyama 鋸山 . One of the Three Famous Peaks of Okutama This hike introduces Mt. Odake 大岳山 another of the…

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Meio-toge 明王峠 – Mt. Magoyama 孫山 . A White Concrete Horse and 360 Degree Views from Mt. Jinba Escaping the…

Darn Tough socks review

Darn Tough socks review

A virtually indestructible sock with a lifetime guarantee Let’s talk socks for a minute. If there is one single item in your hiking arsenal…

Mt. Oyama 大山

Mt. Oyama 大山

Oyama Afuri Jinja 大山阿夫利神社 – Mt. Oyama 大山 . Spring Weather Delights on Mt. Oyama Mt. Oyama 大山 is a sacred mountain whose close…

Montbell Warm Up Sheet review

Montbell Warm Up Sheet review

A lightweight mesh sleeping bag liner After purchasing my lovely new Nanga sleeping bag last year I decided the best way to keep it…

Casio Protrek PRW-3000 watch review

Casio Protrek PRW-3000 watch review

Introducing the Triple Sensor, Ver. 3 Casio Protrek PRW-3000 In the era of mobile and smart phones it’s probably not unsurprising to read that…

Hiking trails now embed on maps

Hiking trails now embed on maps

Waypoints Successfully Embeded! For sometime now I considered a drawback of this site was the failure to provide schematic hiking routes. I have now…

Mt. Ougiyama 扇山

Mt. Ougiyama 扇山

Mt. Ougiyama 扇山 – Mt. Momokurasan 百蔵山 . Two Prodigious Views of Mt. Fuji Clear winter skies provide exquisite views of the Japanese Alps…

The year in review

The year in review

Looking Back on the Year The main impetus for getting this blog started was frustration with the lack of information in English on hiking…

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