Thursday, July 06, 2006

yarigatake

My co-guide Gabe and I are leaving for a 7 day 6 night hike in the Northern Japan Alps. We are intending to climb Yarigatake, one of Japans highest and most famous peaks. Should have lots of hot springs and lots of 10,000ft mountains. Our mission is to scout trails for future possibilities of leading campers up them, mark evacuation routs, make contingency planns etc. A 7 day hike is by far the longest I've ever done and should be an excellent way to spend my birthday...as long as we don't run out of food.

10 comments:

chrissy2sheds said...

You might be able to catch a rabbit ..if you have such things in Japan

katie said...

usagi!

Polythene Pam said...

That sounds just crazy enough to be terrific.

B├ęthany said...

or get caught in an avalanche... doubt it, tho. now that i have said it, the odds of that happening have increased.

Ryan said...

hey, that's awesome! i just got some killer hiking maps for the southern alps- i'm hoping to hike kitadake, although i'm not going to take 7 days to do it. i just got back from a 3 day hike, and that was bad enough!

Jimmy said...

you're the man--that sounds amazing

mary said...

so, i guess you've returned safely from your 7-day adventure. thanks for the comment. haha...i've been wearing glasses for a year and a half, brent. shows how long its been since we've seen each other, except for that half hour in ikebukuro. i know i mentioned it on the phone once because i remember your reaction...saying that i'd look too smart. anyhow, let me know when you'll be in tokyo. we leave for tak on the 25th and i'm working everyday but i'll try to pull some strings if you let me know when you're coming. look forward to seeing you.

Kuri said...

gizzzzangster! pretend that i didnt forget to tell you happy birthday, ok? cuz i didnt. i said it in my heart, which is just as good. ok? HAPPY BIRTHDAY OYAJI!!!!!!!
have a blast.

Ryan said...

brentos. i want to hang out and do birthday things. are you allowed to escape, or did you sell your soul for the whole time you're up there?

mary said...

brent...did you pay any attention to my birthday e-mail? you're supposed to send me your address! get on it.