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.
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 went on a short bike ride this morning. The first in a few days. The pressure of last week
This past week has been one of the most emotionally challenging weeks of my life and it’s not over yet.
Spring is when schools, parks, and quaint Japanese bridges surrounded by cherry blossom are thriving with people welcoming the new school year.
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.
Photo above: A cherry blossom tree in a quarry. How natural. The cherry blossom season is said to be a