A pleasant walk to start the year

Well, at just over a year later, welcome to my next blog post! This episode finds your humble scribe once again pitching himself against the savage wilderness of Takao san, but this time in a lot more enjoyable way. And accompanied by half of Tokyo…

Takao and the surroundings are a great warm-up for longer hikes. For this first outing I decided to hike up the Inariyama course and then kind of improvise when I got to the too. I chose this route up because it features quite a lot of steep climbs and stairs, thus providing a good workout for the pins.

In contrast to last year’s inaugural ascent, the weather was set fine. As it was still quite early when I hit the summit, I was rewarded with a fantastic view of Fuji san.