Tag: winter traverse

Mount Takao: A Summit Bereft of Visitors

Early Morning Summit Assault on Tokyo’s Finest Even in shoddy weather Mount Takao sees a hefty share of day-trippers while on good days the summit can get so jam packed as to make you wish you hadn’t bothered. Today’s mission was to find out...

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 which are often masked in a slight haze throughout the warmer months. This circumstance was taken advantage of...

Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山

Naguri Lake 名栗湖 – Mt. Makinooyama 槙ノ尾山 – Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山 . . Battling Up The Sengaku Ridge Slap-bang between Shomaru Station (Seibu Chichibu Line) to the north and Kawai Station (JR Ome Line) to the south you find the charming Naguri Village 名栗村...

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitake 御岳山 . . Heading Towards Sunrise Mountain With some light snow falling last night and a forecast for clear skies brought about an opportunity for a winter traverse. This hike allows some superb views from Mt...

Mt. Takao 高尾山

Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 – Sagamiko Station 相模湖駅 . . Trudging Through Records Snow Falls to Mt. Takao Mount Takao 高尾山 or as otherwise colloquially known as Takao-san is a popular recreational retreat on the outskirts of Tokyo and only a short 20...

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