With the backpack packed and batteries charged, chocolate and sugary snacks purchased, I headed to the Torikura trail entrance (鳥倉登山口) late on Saturday afternoon to start the 2 to 3 hour climb to the campsite.
Late last summer I went on a solo night hike up the Chuo Alps from Agematsu in Nagano. The A
Eboshigatake (烏帽子ケ岳) near Matsukawa in southern Nagano was my first real hike and it’s one I plan on returning to again in the near future.
Eboshidake and Sampukutoge were probably my favourite places to hike to in 2019. I wish I’d known about them earlier
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 – […]
Nagisodake (南木曽岳) is a hidden secret tucked away behind Magome (馬籠宿) and Tsumago (妻籠宿), probably the two most famous towns
I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. When I moved to Japan permanently way back in 2001 I
Back in August while browsing trails on the wonderful YAMAP app I came across a trail starting just outside Agematsu