Monday, December 17, 2007

Fuji-san


I had a good 3+1/2hr run this morning up a mountain in the direction of Fuji-san….If I could read Japanese I could tell you the name of it. I think it was Oyama on route 78...
Its was another honest '700somethingmeter' climb over a range that spurs of Hakoni.
And at the top …Bam! Fuji-san just hits you like a shock wave….! That’s some mountain!
Mt. Fuji was just across a valley from where I was…I’m getting closer…but the snow is moving down it’s slopes…so spring will be the time to have a real go at it…The Fuji road ends at the 'Fifth Station' at about 2000m which is twice as high as I have ever climbed on a bike in one go….then there is another 1000m walk if you want to get to the top !


A flast sign showing the way to Hakoni which is a ride for another day.
I will make a loop out of that one because Hakoni is at the top of the valley that Sunny Heights peers up at...!






That's 8C at the bottom of the climb!

2 comments:

Koichi.HMB said...

Fuji-san is very beautiful in winter.
Gus-san...「Hakoni」⇒「Hakone」dayo,OK?
and...Very cold is Cho~Samui!dayo...

Gus said...

Hello Koichi-san,
Thanks for visiting this blog.
I will visit you in the New Year...I working on how to get across Tokyo with out getting lost on the train...