- - - 11/11/2020 - - -

Tounodake Hike

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:37 pm

I decided to spend Veterans day climbing up a mountain. The weather was beautiful and I needed a day to get some exercise and refresh. Tounodake is one of my favorite mountains to climb as there is some challenge, a good distance to get to the top, and great views of the surrounding area and Mt. Fuji.

- - - 7/11/2020 - - -

New Bug Net Hiking

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:00 pm

Melina wanted a bug net to help her catch even more bugs. So after getting one we went for a small hike in the mountains to see what kinds of bugs we can catch.

A nice dragonfly.

I guess it can also be used to catch fish.

- - - 12/14/2019 - - -

Camping with Tangerine Picking #2

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:36 pm

We took the ferry over to Chiba again this year to go camping at the Tangerine grove. The Tangerines seemd sweeter this year and we ate as much as we could.

- - - 11/9/2019 - - -

School hiking trip

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:38 am

- - - 9/21/2019 - - -

Hiking Mt. Ogusu

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:14 am

- - - 2/25/2019 - - -

Snow Play

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:19 pm

We didnt get very much snow where we live this year, so we decided to go take a trip up to the mountains for some snow play. We took the bullet train up to JyouetsuKokusai for a two day trip. They have a hotel right on the mountain and very large snow play and sledding areas for kids.

- - - 8/24/2018 - - -

Hiking with Cat

Filed under: — Andy @ 6:51 am

It was a nice day so we decided to take a short hike up the local mountain. On the way up, there was a friendly cat that decided to follow us for quite a while.

Walking with our new friend

Having a snack on the way up

Melina made it almost to the top before she ran out of energy. Then it was my job to carry her back down.

- - - 12/3/2017 - - -

Takao with Yanina and Haruma

Filed under: — Andy @ 4:10 am

We went to Mt. Takao for a kids hiking day and to see some Fall colors. Melina was a bit tired and didnt want to walk much at first, but near the end she was really motivated when we promised her a cookie at the top. Yanina with her mother, who is visiting our house from Scotland [again], really seemed to enjoy the mountain and tired herself out. She fell asleep halfway up. Haruma seemed to have fun but couldnt make up his mind on whether or not he wanted to walk or be carried. It took a lot longer to get to the top than I expected, but once we were at the top we all got cookies and snacks.

- - - 11/4/2017 - - -

Mt. Kujyu

Filed under: — Andy @ 4:23 am

Mt. Nakadake in the Kujyu mountain range is the highest peak in the Kyushu island of Japan.
As Suzuna and Melina were participating in other events, I had the day to myself to go climbing.
The range has a few mountain peaks all fairly close to each other, and my goal was to climb them all.
On the way up, it was windy and I was hiking in the clouds. However, when I made it to the top of the first peak [Mt. Kujyu] the clouds lifted and the weather was beautiful.
1. Mount Kujū (1,787 m
2. Mount Inahoshi (1,774 m)
3. Mount Nakadake (1,791 m)
4. Mount Hōsshō (1,762 m)

- - - 4/2/2017 - - -

Hiking with Melina

Filed under: — Andy @ 12:44 am

First hiking day of the year, of a long time for that matter, and also Melina’s first time to really go into the mountains. We went with my hiking club to a mountain with cherry trees on top, but unfortunately we were just a little bit to early for the cherry blossoms.
My daughter likes hiking! She had lots of fun running around and jumping on all the tree roots and down all the stairs, and picking up lots of rocks. I think this year we can start going out hiking a lot more often.