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.
I can’t take landscape photographs. I’ve tried but I don’t have the patience or the skill.
If I’m honest I still find the idea of hiking in the Japanese Alps daunting. It’s only recently that I’ve started making the switch from cycling and bike packing to hiking and exploring the mountains on foot so planning a trip can feel overwhelming at times.
I began to understand that if I wished to continue chasing adventure, then just repeating the same types of expedition
Urugi – Fujimi Panorama – Shiojiri At the end of July and beginning of August I had a few days