Kita Dake Trip Report (#4190)
- Signed By: Tadashi Anno
- Date submitted: July 08, 1999
Like many hikers from Tokyo, I took the overnight train to Kofu, and then the bus to the Hirokawara trailhead. This was a mistake, because without adequate sleep, the nearly 6,000 feet of elevation gain can kill you. Though most often climbed in July and August, Kitadake is perfectly doable in the fall, weather permitting.