JAPANESE ALPS: KAMIKOCHI

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  • We were here: two days in mid-October 2008.
  • Recommended number of days: at least 2. I would have stayed one more day.
  • My score: 3/5, but if I lived in Japan, I would certainly repeat it frequently.

Just 60 km east of the traditional Takayama, and with dozens of routes varying in length and difficulty, from simple flat walks along the river bank, to multi-day treks that Continue reading “JAPANESE ALPS: KAMIKOCHI”

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MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

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  • We were here: August 17 and 18, 2017.
  • Number of days needed: 1 day may be enough.
  • My score: 3/5.

One of the oldest national parks in the United States, created in 1899 to show off its central mountain, Mount Rainier, a conical volcano Continue reading “MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK”

YAKUSHIMA HIKING TRAILS: YAKUSUGI LAND, SHIRATANI UNSUIKYO AND ARAKAWA TRAIL (JOMONSUGI)

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THE ROUTES

HIKING

Being a conical island, there are several paths that go from the coast to the interior; subsequently there is a circular path that connects the end of the following: Continue reading “YAKUSHIMA HIKING TRAILS: YAKUSUGI LAND, SHIRATANI UNSUIKYO AND ARAKAWA TRAIL (JOMONSUGI)”

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

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  • I was here: August 2017.
  • Number of days: 4.
  • Number of recommended days: at least 4.
  • My score: 5/5.

After having toured Vancouver Island for almost 10 days, we arrived at the Olympic Peninsula fearing that the landscapes and surroundings were practically the same as those of their Canadian neighbor. Continue reading “OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK”