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 Post subject: Japan: Shibutsu
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:03 pm 
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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.

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6:03 Shibutsu Trailhead

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

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7:36 Walking along Oyama-Sawa Tashiro

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7:55 Steepest traverse of the day at Koshibutsu

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8:33 Summit

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

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9:13 Nice spring-corn!

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

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10:45 Hiking back up

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Stairs 3/4 of the way up

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

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11:27 Waiting for the fog to clear up

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

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

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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!


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Now that's what I call backcountry access! :) Nice TR.

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Looks like spring has sprung in Japan.

Way to keep getting' out there Montoya! 8)


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Very cool Montoya...thanks for sharing!


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Hi Montoya!!

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

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thanks for the feeling

Ra


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