This is more of a note to myself than anything else. A reminder that the mountains are still there.
A 3 a.m. start thinking I’d be the only one on the trail. But you are never alone in Japan, even in the middle of the night on a mountain. Frustrating, yes, but reassuring too.
The trails are open and the longer hikes are possible again. Back in 2014 I hiked up Eboshigadake (2291m・烏帽子岳) in southern Nagano and have wanted to return for a long time.
Late last summer I went on a solo night hike up the Chuo Alps from Agematsu in Nagano. The A
Back in August while browsing trails on the wonderful YAMAP app I came across a trail starting just outside Agematsu