My wife and daughter at the summit of Mt. Futatsumori, Gifu.

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Camping and Hiking: Mt. Byobu, Tsukechi River, and Mt. Futatsumori

This month we went hiking first up Mt. Byobu (屏風山), followed a few weeks later by the last family camp we’ll do for a while because of the heat along the Tsukechi River (付知川), and an early morning hike up Mt. Futatsumori (二つ森山) that was supposed to be gentle but ended up being ruthless – steep, slippery, and humid – but worth it for the view at the top.

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