This is more of a note to myself than anything else. A reminder that the mountains are still there.
OK, I get it. Raising kids is hard. Harder than I thought. Much harder. Throw in work, the rainy season,
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.
Photo above – A brief glimpse of the Mt. Shiomi area in the Minami Alps. As I mentioned in a
I can’t take landscape photographs. I’ve tried but I don’t have the patience or the skill.