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- Big, deep realization I had looking at this sunset. It really hit me right there and then. How could I have missed it up until that moment? . . . I need to get a steadicam, or one of them steadicam mounts for my phone. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… . . . Kamikochi sunset for the books! #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #sunset
- Big, deep realization I had looking at this sunset. It really hit me right there and then. How could I have missed it up until that moment? . . . I need to get a steadicam, or one of them steadicam mounts for my phone. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… . . . Kamikochi sunset for the books! #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #sunset
- Big, deep realization I had looking at this sunset. It really hit me right there and then. How could I have missed it up until that moment? . . . I need to get a steadicam, or one of them steadicam mounts for my phone. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… . . . Kamikochi sunset for the books! #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #sunset
- The view from the highest spot on the trail from which I decided to turn back. I climbed this the third day I was in Kamikochi, a second hike to reach another peak. I was close to the finish line, too. The top of active volcano Yakedake (second photo) was only a couple hundred meters away. But the looming rain, which turned out to be a storm in another part of Japan, and the steep, precarious trails augmented by steel ladders and ropes, where one wrong step could easily spell serious trouble, just did not feel right for this solo hiker. So I turned back. It's very hard to do that. Decide, for one's own safety, to turn back. But solo hikers like me, I think, need that protocol. Something doesn't feel right? Turn back. Climb the mountain another day. I'm still trying to make it so I assign an equal amount of achievement to both reaching the finish line and to turning back for safety. It's a process. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #yakedake #mountyake #mtyake
- The view from the highest spot on the trail from which I decided to turn back. I climbed this the third day I was in Kamikochi, a second hike to reach another peak. I was close to the finish line, too. The top of active volcano Yakedake (second photo) was only a couple hundred meters away. But the looming rain, which turned out to be a storm in another part of Japan, and the steep, precarious trails augmented by steel ladders and ropes, where one wrong step could easily spell serious trouble, just did not feel right for this solo hiker. So I turned back. It& #39;s very hard to do that. Decide, for one& #39;s own safety, to turn back. But solo hikers like me, I think, need that protocol. Something doesn& #39;t feel right? Turn back. Climb the mountain another day. I& #39;m still trying to make it so I assign an equal amount of achievement to both reaching the finish line and to turning back for safety. It& #39;s a process. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #yakedake #mountyake #mtyake
- The view from the highest spot on the trail from which I decided to turn back. I climbed this the third day I was in Kamikochi, a second hike to reach another peak. I was close to the finish line, too. The top of active volcano Yakedake (second photo) was only a couple hundred meters away. But the looming rain, which turned out to be a storm in another part of Japan, and the steep, precarious trails augmented by steel ladders and ropes, where one wrong step could easily spell serious trouble, just did not feel right for this solo hiker. So I turned back. It's very hard to do that. Decide, for one's own safety, to turn back. But solo hikers like me, I think, need that protocol. Something doesn't feel right? Turn back. Climb the mountain another day. I'm still trying to make it so I assign an equal amount of achievement to both reaching the finish line and to turning back for safety. It's a process. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #yakedake #mountyake #mtyake
- The ever present dwarf bamboo in the forest floor of Kamikochi. Climbing up, they're sort of my reminder that I have ways to go up the mountain. Which can be a bummer. Climbing down though, once I start seeing these, I knew I was close to the finish line. Which is good, but also sad. Which makes me want to do another hike, and another, and another. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #hidamountains
- The ever present dwarf bamboo in the forest floor of Kamikochi. Climbing up, they& #39;re sort of my reminder that I have ways to go up the mountain. Which can be a bummer. Climbing down though, once I start seeing these, I knew I was close to the finish line. Which is good, but also sad. Which makes me want to do another hike, and another, and another. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #hidamountains
- The ever present dwarf bamboo in the forest floor of Kamikochi. Climbing up, they're sort of my reminder that I have ways to go up the mountain. Which can be a bummer. Climbing down though, once I start seeing these, I knew I was close to the finish line. Which is good, but also sad. Which makes me want to do another hike, and another, and another. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #hidamountains
- Beautiful, I say, beautiful day. Hiked three, four hours down from Chogatake back to the valley. Still had some energy, still early in the day, and it'll be a damn shame to waste all this sun. So I made a detour, took a longer more winding route, and explored the more popular spots along the Azusagawa River. And for a very popular, easy-access spot like Myojin Pond, I only needed to walk a few meters away from the entrance, find a big boulder to sit on, and take all of this in. It was a good day. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #hidamountains #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #myojinike #myojinpond
- Beautiful, I say, beautiful day. Hiked three, four hours down from Chogatake back to the valley. Still had some energy, still early in the day, and it& #39;ll be a damn shame to waste all this sun. So I made a detour, took a longer more winding route, and explored the more popular spots along the Azusagawa River. And for a very popular, easy-access spot like Myojin Pond, I only needed to walk a few meters away from the entrance, find a big boulder to sit on, and take all of this in. It was a good day. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #hidamountains #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #myojinike #myojinpond
- Beautiful, I say, beautiful day. Hiked three, four hours down from Chogatake back to the valley. Still had some energy, still early in the day, and it'll be a damn shame to waste all this sun. So I made a detour, took a longer more winding route, and explored the more popular spots along the Azusagawa River. And for a very popular, easy-access spot like Myojin Pond, I only needed to walk a few meters away from the entrance, find a big boulder to sit on, and take all of this in. It was a good day. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #hidamountains #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow #myojinike #myojinpond
- As I see it, the Hotaka range is the crown jewel of Japan's Northern Alps, aka the Kita Alps, aka the Hida Mountains. So planning this trip, I wanted a hike that would give me a proper vantage point to see all of them. Think I made a legit choice of hiking Chogatake. It's east of these mountains and from its peak, these 3000-meter high mountains all line up: Mae-Hotaka, Oku-Hotaka, Karasawa, Minami, Naka, Obami, and probably the most prominent of them all, Yari (second photo, sharp pointed peak; yari means spear in Japanese). Yep. Legit choice. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #hidaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- As I see it, the Hotaka range is the crown jewel of Japan& #39;s Northern Alps, aka the Kita Alps, aka the Hida Mountains. So planning this trip, I wanted a hike that would give me a proper vantage point to see all of them. Think I made a legit choice of hiking Chogatake. It& #39;s east of these mountains and from its peak, these 3000-meter high mountains all line up: Mae-Hotaka, Oku-Hotaka, Karasawa, Minami, Naka, Obami, and probably the most prominent of them all, Yari (second photo, sharp pointed peak; yari means spear in Japanese). Yep. Legit choice. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #hidaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- As I see it, the Hotaka range is the crown jewel of Japan's Northern Alps, aka the Kita Alps, aka the Hida Mountains. So planning this trip, I wanted a hike that would give me a proper vantage point to see all of them. Think I made a legit choice of hiking Chogatake. It's east of these mountains and from its peak, these 3000-meter high mountains all line up: Mae-Hotaka, Oku-Hotaka, Karasawa, Minami, Naka, Obami, and probably the most prominent of them all, Yari (second photo, sharp pointed peak; yari means spear in Japanese). Yep. Legit choice. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #hidamountains #hidaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- I cleared the tree line at some time past 11am. I was tired having been walking since 6am, climbing up the last two-three hours. Things got quite strange after the trees were out of the way. I was looking up at a snow wall, only slightly inclined so hikers would not need to scramble up but still take care because take one wrong step and you tumble back into the tree line. The 'trail' seemed to cling on the wall's face. I use quotes because there really wasn't a trail but more a series of footsteps on knee-deep snow. I reached the ridge panting, and saw an elderly Japanese hiker resting. I asked him "goya?" I made a symbol of a house with my two hands. I was looking for Chogatake Hut. He was at the junction of the Chogatake (to the south) and Jonendake (to the north). He pointed me south. No hut in sight. It hit me that I had to tackle this snow field to get to the hut. Walk slower than I can so I don't slip on the ice and raise my legs knee-high every step so I make strides on the snow and actually get somewhere. I learned very quickly that so much effort is needed to do this. After walking on snowy mountain ridge for what seemed like an hour, I was exhausted. I was only so relieved when I saw the hut's outhouse in the distance. I made it. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- I cleared the tree line at some time past 11am. I was tired having been walking since 6am, climbing up the last two-three hours. Things got quite strange after the trees were out of the way. I was looking up at a snow wall, only slightly inclined so hikers would not need to scramble up but still take care because take one wrong step and you tumble back into the tree line. The & #39;trail & #39; seemed to cling on the wall& #39;s face. I use quotes because there really wasn& #39;t a trail but more a series of footsteps on knee-deep snow. I reached the ridge panting, and saw an elderly Japanese hiker resting. I asked him "goya?" I made a symbol of a house with my two hands. I was looking for Chogatake Hut. He was at the junction of the Chogatake (to the south) and Jonendake (to the north). He pointed me south. No hut in sight. It hit me that I had to tackle this snow field to get to the hut. Walk slower than I can so I don& #39;t slip on the ice and raise my legs knee-high every step so I make strides on the snow and actually get somewhere. I learned very quickly that so much effort is needed to do this. After walking on snowy mountain ridge for what seemed like an hour, I was exhausted. I was only so relieved when I saw the hut& #39;s outhouse in the distance. I made it. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- I cleared the tree line at some time past 11am. I was tired having been walking since 6am, climbing up the last two-three hours. Things got quite strange after the trees were out of the way. I was looking up at a snow wall, only slightly inclined so hikers would not need to scramble up but still take care because take one wrong step and you tumble back into the tree line. The 'trail' seemed to cling on the wall's face. I use quotes because there really wasn't a trail but more a series of footsteps on knee-deep snow. I reached the ridge panting, and saw an elderly Japanese hiker resting. I asked him "goya?" I made a symbol of a house with my two hands. I was looking for Chogatake Hut. He was at the junction of the Chogatake (to the south) and Jonendake (to the north). He pointed me south. No hut in sight. It hit me that I had to tackle this snow field to get to the hut. Walk slower than I can so I don't slip on the ice and raise my legs knee-high every step so I make strides on the snow and actually get somewhere. I learned very quickly that so much effort is needed to do this. After walking on snowy mountain ridge for what seemed like an hour, I was exhausted. I was only so relieved when I saw the hut's outhouse in the distance. I made it. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- I remember taking this photo. It was past hour number 4 and after two hours of uphill trail, I was getting to a point when all I wanted was for the day's hike to be over. I wanted to take as less time as possible, to take as less photos as possible. But I knew I had to take this shot. It perfectly summed up what the trail was like that day: Icy, slippery, and very hard to discern. And the snow that accumulated on top of the trees would at times fall on me, and it's cold. Very cold. I needed to look down at every step so I know where I make my next one. But also, I needed to look up, find those red ribbons and paint marks. With the trail covered in snow, anyone would have easily gotten lost without them. So all this is just me thanking the officials and the community of the Chubu Mountains National Park who, I assume, set this all up, and made sure all of us hikers are safe. Real heroes in my book. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- I remember taking this photo. It was past hour number 4 and after two hours of uphill trail, I was getting to a point when all I wanted was for the day& #39;s hike to be over. I wanted to take as less time as possible, to take as less photos as possible. But I knew I had to take this shot. It perfectly summed up what the trail was like that day: Icy, slippery, and very hard to discern. And the snow that accumulated on top of the trees would at times fall on me, and it& #39;s cold. Very cold. I needed to look down at every step so I know where I make my next one. But also, I needed to look up, find those red ribbons and paint marks. With the trail covered in snow, anyone would have easily gotten lost without them. So all this is just me thanking the officials and the community of the Chubu Mountains National Park who, I assume, set this all up, and made sure all of us hikers are safe. Real heroes in my book. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow
- I remember taking this photo. It was past hour number 4 and after two hours of uphill trail, I was getting to a point when all I wanted was for the day's hike to be over. I wanted to take as less time as possible, to take as less photos as possible. But I knew I had to take this shot. It perfectly summed up what the trail was like that day: Icy, slippery, and very hard to discern. And the snow that accumulated on top of the trees would at times fall on me, and it's cold. Very cold. I needed to look down at every step so I know where I make my next one. But also, I needed to look up, find those red ribbons and paint marks. With the trail covered in snow, anyone would have easily gotten lost without them. So all this is just me thanking the officials and the community of the Chubu Mountains National Park who, I assume, set this all up, and made sure all of us hikers are safe. Real heroes in my book. #chubumountainsnationalpark #chubumountains #chogatake #kamikochi #hotaka #japanalps #kitaalps #nagano #japan #hike #hiking #trek #trekking #mountain #japantravel #traveljapan #travel #outdoors #getoutside #autumn #fall #snow

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