Thanks to an earlier start than the norm by an hour at 8:30, we were quite free from huge crowds rushing here for enjoying full autumn foliage on a sunny Sunday, and enjoyed the hiking of our own.
Today’s guest, Pop-san from US, having a nice plan to visit his son living in one of sub-tropical islands called Amami, perfectly prepared for this hike without taking cable cars. A pair of walking poles, trekking shoes, winter clothing, and above all, we were so amazed by his proposal to arrive even earlier than the fore-mentioned time!!
We were also ready to fix the route depending on conditions of the crowds, though fortunately, we didn’t have to change our initial plan, as follows.For going up, Trail No.6, Inariyama trail, Trail No.5, Momijidai plateau, Summit of Mt. Takao. And for descent, Trail No.1, No.2 and Biwa Fall Trail.
He is very knowledgeable, too.
This was the first time that we talked with our guest on triangulation system and its history at the summit of Mt. Takao. Also in other area, we could easily jump into details of nature and culture of our country.
In many cases, he was my guide, too!! (by Sumo)