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Ohtakatoriyama(Ogose) Hiking 大高取山(越生)

Hosted by a member of the Tokyo Outdoor & Nature Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 06 Apr 09:30 - 16:00

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Dear all,

I'd like to propose a hike to Ohtakatoriyama, Ogose from which there should be fantastic views of Kanto Plain(関東平野). The total distance is around 10 kms with a height gain of around Protected content , for an estimated hiking time of around 4 hours.This is for experienced hiker.

I'd like to suggest that we use the event message board on InterNations to post all offers and requests for transport, so that they are visible to everyone no matter when they join the hike, and that we then use app "LINE" to coordinate the details.

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10.30→Nishiyama-takatori(西山高取)11.10→Ohtakatori Branch(大高取分岐)11.40→Ohtakatoriyama(大高取山)11.50→Ohtakatori Branch(大高取分岐)Lunch12.50→Katsuraki Kannon(桂木観音)13.10→Yu Park Ogose(ゆうパークおごせ)15.30→Ogose Sta.(越生駅)15:40

2. Timetable
We will meet at 9.30am atProtected content
3. Coordination
For the purpose of coordinating transport, arrival timings and other matters, I invite you to send a Line message to me on Protected content so that I can set up a group room (Ohtakatoriyama) for the hike. We can also use the group to share photos after the hike.

4. Clothing and equipment
The daytime temperature at the highest point just above 376m should stay above 15 degrees, but it could be a bit windy and in the spring temperatures can vary significantly, so warm waterproof clothing and strong waterproof boots are a must. Please also do not forget gloves (gunte) and a hat to protect you from the elements.

5. Food and drink
It is normal to underestimate the amount of water you will consume on a hike, and so I recommend bringing 1 litres each. Please bring a lunchbox and snacks.

6. Ability levels
We will hike on normal (yellow) and mountain (red) trails, but not on alpine (blue or white) trails. Within any group, there will be different ability levels, and in case of significant differences in pace, we will split into two groups walking at different speeds.

7. Costs
The costs will be getting between Ikebukuro and Ogose Protected content . 850yen in hot spring.

8. Cancellations
If your plans change and you realise you can no longer join the hike, please cancel your participation on the Internations site, as the number of participants is always capped and there may be other members who wish to join the hike in your place.

9. Weather
If weather conditions deteriorate to the extent that this hike becomes impractical, I will send a message to participants the previous day.

10. Responsibility
Please note that by signing up for this hike, you accept full personal responsibility for your own safety. The organisers of hikes are not trained guides, and often have not hiked the route before. Their only role is to coordinate the participants, the responsibility for safety continues to rest with each participant.

11. Mountain rescue
Please note that Japanese mountains are dangerous environments, and accidents will sometimes happen, whether or not these are within the control of the individual concerned. I encourage casualty insurance.

12. Questions
If anyone has any questions, please message me. Protected content

13.Hot Spring
If you have tattoo, you can use tattoo patch.

The return journey on public transport,as follows. Protected content

1.There's several transfer to Protected content
Only local people is understandable. If you'll be panic for transfer or destination, I'll be not able to answer your question via cellular phone as I'm stranger in this area. Best way is asking to passers-by. I hope you making careful study for timetable,map and minimum Japanese conversation.
2.Japan has Guiness Record for most dreadful mountain area in the world, Tanigawa-dake. Not only higher mountains, lower mountains same. Even though many local people is missing or slip down to death to seek for mushroom, be careful for activity by yourself on your responsibility.
3.To my sorrow, missing French woman in Nikko since last July.This is lower mountain - Mt.Nakimushiyama in front of Nikko station. And many foreign skier's tolls in alpine area in winter.
4.So we need to check your qualification for our safety in any hiking.
5.In case of first entry to outdoor activity, you can ask to me by message or apps "LINE". I'd like to check whether or not according to your outdoor experience, equipment on photo and your activity history.
6.We'll not wait for latecomer on rendezvous point in the morning except traffic accident. Even though traffic accident,maximum 20 mins. You need to chase us by taxi or cancel activity.
7.In case you'll lose your route in outdoor activity, never go into mountain stream,valley and gorge. You always go to the cliff. Back and go up to the ridge. Terrain in Japan is not same to continental countries except Switzerland, Austria. As timberline cover the top in Japanese mountain area, you can't find unknown dangerousness. Bear Grylls is always making films on continental countries, not Japan.

Thank you for your cooperation.