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Ronin72

Distance

10.5 mi

Elevation gain

2,224 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

6,667 ft

Max elevation

7,198 ft

Trailrank

40

Min elevation

2,113 ft

Trail type

One Way

Time

6 hours 11 minutes

Coordinates

1527

Uploaded

June 25, 2015

Recorded

June 2015
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7,198 ft
2,113 ft
10.5 mi

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near Asahidake Onsen, Hokkaidō (Japan)

This part is also called the Ohatidaira circuit. You can walk around this big caldera. I did it counterclockwise.
Just before the path to Hokuchin-dake there was a steep snow slope so I needed to kick my way up.
I did a little extra by going to Naka-dake onsen (the walking map said 40' to go and 1h back but if you have good legs you can do it in 25' and 40'). The rest of the hike is a very nice walk up and down, never too steep. The only part I didn't like was the path down, next to the chairlift! Not well maintained, big slippery rocks with moss on them and mud and water! Avoid it after a rainy day.
Panorama

ohachi caldera

First view on the caldera
Summit

Below Hokutin-dake

Here you could go to the North up to Hokutin-dake but save your energy for Naka-dake onsen.
Intersection

Intersection to onsen

Just go there! If you move fast, you can reach it in 25 minutes and return in 40-45'.
Lake

Naka-dake onsen

The reward is a "ashi yu" or hot footbath. This in the middle of the mountains.
Summit

Mt Mamiya

Just like walking on the moon...
Intersection

Intersection

Intersection
Summit

Mt Hokai

Mt Hokai
Wilderness hut

Kurodake sanso

Kurodake sanso or ishimuro.
Summit

Mt Kurodake

Photo

Chairlift top

Chairlift top
Intersection

Chairlift below

The most annoying part of the whole descent! Going down next to the chairlift: bad track, mud, moss on the rocks so slippery.

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