|Mt. Hinata (Day Hike / Japan)||by tatsuca|
|05 Sep, 2017(Day Trip)|
|Sunny with occasional clouds|
|7:45 Yadate-ishi trailhead|
8:59 Official peak of Mt. Hinata with a stone marker of Japanese GSI; commands no view
9:02 The peak sign of Mt. Hinata with nice view
10:15 Yadate-ishi trailhead
10:57 Nishiki-daki trailhead.
11:42 Yadate-ishi trailhead
|The section between Nishiki-daki trailhead to the peak of Mt. Hinata was closed due to a bad trail condition since May, 2017 when a fatal accidents occurred. So I had to make two round trips to the peak and Nishiki-daiki in order to look for wildflowers both at the end of the trip.|
|Notes: (by tatsuca)|
|This time, I heard several wildflowers started to bloom so I made plans to visit two mountains in a day. |
The first one is this Mt. Hinata, where Takane-biranji and Shirahigeso should bloom. However, I found the shortest loop trip was not possible this time, because a section between Nishiki-daki fall to the peak of Mt. Hinata was closed due to the bad trail condition since this may, when there was a fatal fall.
So I had to walk this two round trips in order to look for the two wildflowers at both ends of the closed section.
I didn't confirmed that the shirahigeso was blooming this year, so I was a little afraid that I might not be able to find it, but luckily they were there at their best. [[scissors]]
I could also see Mt. Yatsugatake through fogs, so the hike turned out to be a nice one.
Rating of the trail for middle-aged beginner hikers, like myself
* The keys used in my logs are in: http://mountrec.com/modules/diary/629-detail-455
- Required Stamina: Level 2 of 5. Not so tough.
- Difficulty: Level 1. There are no spots to use hand.
- Unnerving?: Level 1. No problem.
- Get lost? Level 2. The trails are very well maintained and the signs are clear and there were not many confusing branches, but a map would help you avoid an unwanted detour.
- Photogenic? Level 3. Today the weather was not so favorable, but if I could have clear 180 from the peak the level could be 4.
- Come again? Level 2. If the closed section would be opened, the level could be 3.
The driveway to the Yadate-ishi trailhead has only one lane for most of the way. I attach the drive video of the last 12 minutes, FYI. [[YT:cwbS5vD3kuk]]
The original Log in Japanese is here.
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