|Minaimi Takao looking for wildflowers (Day Hike / Japan)||by tatsuca|
|11 Oct, 2017(Day Trip)|
|Cloudy, or high fog.|
|10:25 Umenoki-daira BS|
11:55 Misawa Toge
13:35 Takahashiya noodle restaurant at Takaosanguchi.
|No dangerous spots.|
|Notes: (by tatsuca)|
|I visited this area some days ago to find Akebonoso but I couldn't. So I checked other hikers' report and planned this visit nailing down several spots where they might grow. |
I couldn't find them at a couple of spots at the beginning, but fortunately I met another flower-lover hiker, who knew where they grow.
As I started to look for them around the spot I was told, I met another hiker, who apparently came from abroad, and he showed me where they grow.
He seemed to be very knowledgeable about wildflowers and healso showed me koshiogama and yamahozuki. (I was asked about koshiogama, but I didn't know what it is, but the first hiker who let me know this spot caught up and let us know the name. ^^;)
I didn't know there were flower-lover hikers from abroad, and it was a nice "ichigo ichie" or "once-in-a-lifetime encounter (hence should be cherished as such)" but I also felt and hoped we would meet again someday.
[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. relatively easy, but the small peaks on Kusato ridge were a little tiring.
- Difficulty: Level 1. There was no place to use hands.
- Unnerving?: Level 1. No scary place.
Get lost? Level 2. The traces are clear, but there are many branches, so a map and a compass or a GPS would be recommended.
- Photogenic? Level 2. There are no nice mountain views along this course, so if you are not interested in wildflowers, the level could be 1.
- Come again? Level 2. As I am fond of taking pictures of wildflowers, I'd be come back next year to see Akebonoso.
- Comment: I turned left at Yotsutsuji and came back to Takaosanguchi station, but you can also to straight to JR Takao station, if you'd like to hike some more.
The original log of this hike in Japanese is here.
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This hike concluded my Akebonoso hikes this season, and I made a YouTube "Late Summer with Akebonoso" :[[YT:BrietVR89jM]]
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