Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mafuji Hike 真富士山

Another hike from a couple weeks ago, late March. This mountain is called Mafuji (not The Mt. Fuji) and starts up in the hills behind Shizuoka city. After a steep 30 min drive up a one lane road from the Abekawa river, we parked the car and basically hiked straight up the rest of the mountain through the trees and a creek bed. Once at the top of the ridge there are 2 separate peaks with great views of Mount Fuji and the Suruga Bay.

More green tea fields along the Abekawa river valley on the drive up to the trailhead.

View from the trail through the trees.

There was still some snow on the ground as we were up at about 4,500 feet, making for a slippery climb. I received a few funny looks from other fellow hikers because I was only wearing shorts, luckily I have hairy legs.

Trail marker.

Once at the top there were great views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding area.

Maybe when the snow melts we will tackle the real Mt. Fuji.

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