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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Hiking: Misaka – Fujimidai ・神坂峠・富士見台

Stress and difficulty can knock us down. Sitting at our computers, we are overwhelmed with information, with emails, with one thing after another. Should we just sit there and absorb it? Should we sit there with the sickness and let it fester? No. Should we get up and throw ourselves into some other project – […]

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