Hiking in Japan

Winter: Winter is officially here, and while those snow-capped peaks may look tempting, you need to exercise extra caution, as the mountains are less forgiving. 2015 has already started off with disaster, with several dozen requiring rescue as well as a few fatalities. If there’s any advice I can give you for winter mountaineering it would be……………..don’t do it. Well, now that you’ve decided not to heed my advice, read my story if you still think you have what it takes. If you’re still stubborn enough to go snow hiking, then please don’t ever go alone and you should definitely bring a GPS device with you. Also, keep an eye on the weather and set a turn-around time so you don’t get caught out after dark. Finally, make sure you bring the proper equipment for the conditions (that includes clothes that will keep you warm). Winter is the best time to crawl under that kotatsu and get some reading done. Enjoy.

Photo of the week:

The Daiko mountains, as seen from the summit of Mt. Kongo, Nara Prefecture

The Daiko mountains, as seen from the summit of Mt. Kongo, Nara Prefecture

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