This trail is not for the average hiker. If you do venture into this tail/route/animal trail, be prepared for the worst: boots,gators, pants, long sleeves, gloves, hiking poles, etc. I would bring a machete or a chain saw really. Yes, it was that bad. I knew the trail was going to be rough, but once again the Hakkoda mountains far exceeded my expectations.
"Hakkoda never disappoints." Those words should be on a T-shirt somewhere.
All pictures with Cannon G10 and Iphone using Instagram.
|Takada-Odake in the background|
|Mukai-san poking his head out.|
|Can you see the trail?|
|Mukai-san giving thanks for safe passage up the mountain.|
|Summit mini beers.|
|Cheers! Its a tradition now.|
|the way down is through there.|