Saturday October 27th, 2012
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Mitake-san (Okutama) easy day hike

Leader: Jeremy Participants: Naoko, Setsuko, Yasuko, Mika, Yuji, Taeko, Ikuchan, Ayako, Akiko Reported by Yasuko 午前10時に古里駅に10名が集合。自己紹介をした後、御岳山を目指しました。お天気は曇りで少し残念でしたが、日差しが無く、その分湿度があり、山の緑がより鮮明に見えて歩き易い天候でした。私にとっては、初めての御岳山でしたが、思った以上に木々の種類が多く、山道は人が少なく、皆でおしゃべりをしながら、休憩をとりながら、の楽しい山行でした。山頂に着くと、ケーブルで上がってきた人の多さに驚き、また、木々の中を一生懸命登って行った先に、村(?)がある。。。と、いうのは違和感を感じたものの、パワースポットと言われる御岳山の山頂で御獄神社にそれぞれの思いを込めてお参り。神社を背にして眺めた下界をとても遠くに感じました。ここで、2名がケーブルで下山するとの事で別行動。その後、8名でおべんとうを持って行った人も一緒に山頂の食堂で昼食。おそばを注文した方の話では、なかなかボーリュームのあるおそばだったとか。。昼食後、さらに2名がロックガーデン迄脚を延ばすということで別行動に。6名でもえぎの湯を目指して下山を開始しました。下山はかなりのハイペースで、休憩もほぼなしで無事に温泉に到着。かなり混雑していましたが、内風呂と露天風呂がありゆっくりと湯につかりました。やっぱりハイキング後の温泉は気持ちいい!!5時40分の電車で帰途に着きました。 10 people got together at Kori station at 10:00am.  After introducing ourselves, we started hiking to the top of Mitake-san.  The wether was unfortunately … Continue reading

Sunday October 21st, 2012
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Tanzawa day hike

Leader: Ikuchan Participants: Kai, Kaylene, Jeremy Reported by Kaylene Level: 2 stars Course: Okura-one This was only my second ever IAC event (with the first one being years ago) and it was a great way to get back into the … Continue reading

Sunday October 14th, 2012
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Gozenyama (Okutama) day hike

Leader: Jeremy Participants: Richard, Niall, Rolf, Yayoi, Mika, Ikuchan, Naoko, Setsuko Reported by Mika Level: 2-star (Intermediate) Course: Okutama Station > Nokogiriyama > Gozenyama > Okutama Station Okutama is my favorite hiking area, and I tried some of easy courses … Continue reading

Monday October 8th, 2012
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Takao-san to Sagami Lake dayhike

Leader: Jeremy. Participants: Kota, Mark, Ben, Jeff, Yumiko, Ayako, Naoko, Naoko’s friend, Miho, Mika, Yaiko. Mountain Entertainment by Mark Smyth Takao San was my very first hike with IAC way back in 1995. I must have hiked it for one … Continue reading

Sunday October 7th, 2012
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Rock Climbing in Ogawayama (小川山)

Rock Climbing in Ogawayama (小川山) Location: Mt.Ogawayama, Nagano/Yamanashi-prefectures Date: 6-7th Oct 2012 Leader: Nao-san By Mine Ogawayama(小川山), or the ”Yosemite of Japan”, offers hundreds of granite routes and boulders that attract climbers from all over Japan. There we had a … Continue reading

Saturday October 6th, 2012
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Tour de’ TamaGawa

55 km run from Hamura to Haneda airport. Participating: Jeremy, Bernd, Pierre It was a hot day for October, but thanks to Bernd and Pierre, I was able to complete the course.  Berned joined me halfway through, at Noborito, and … Continue reading