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    montoya
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    After some last-minute planning, we were able to make a trip up to the Oozei region in Gunma April 29. Our destination, Shibutsu-san, is one of the hyaku-meisan (100 famous mountains of Japan), and a mecca for yama-ski in the Spring. Access roads to it are open for only 2-weeks around the Golden Week holiday period, after which it’s closed and then re-opened during the summer.


    6:03 Shibutsu Trailhead


    6:52 First view of the summit at Harumi-no-Oka


    7:36 Walking along Oyama-Sawa Tashiro


    7:55 Steepest traverse of the day at Koshibutsu


    8:33 Summit


    8:39 Looking down at Mujina-Sawa route, thinking about where to drop in


    9:13 Nice spring-corn!


    9:41 Time for lunch. We would hike back up to the summit around 10. Oze Marsh in the background.


    10:45 Hiking back up


    Stairs 3/4 of the way up


    11:34 Summit again, about an hour at a pretty good pace


    11:27 Waiting for the fog to clear up


    11:54 Weather was only getting worse, so we decided to drop in the Waru-Sawa route


    Half-way down, cleared up a bit just for a moment


    12:29 Hike back up to the parking lot

    All in all, a pretty good trip, we will definitely be back next year for more!

    #581953
    jimw
    1420 Posts

    Now that’s what I call backcountry access! 🙂 Nice TR.

    #581954
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Looks like spring has sprung in Japan.

    Way to keep getting’ out there Montoya! 8)

    #581955
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    Very cool Montoya…thanks for sharing!

    #581956
    raul
    41 Posts

    Hi Montoya!!

    lunch time is important… and you choose a really good one!!

    thanks for the feeling

    Ra

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