On the map, climbing Kimobetsu-dake (喜茂別岳, 1177m) from Nakayama Pass (中山峠, 831) looks tempting, a chance to get into the high country with not much climbing involved as you wander up its broad and gentle east ridge. There is even a bike friendly forest road for the first third of the way. Unfortunately the summer trail has become badly overgrown and unless cleared is the preserve of committed masochists only. On a fine winter day, on the other hand, this becomes a good venue for snowshoes. While the forest sections might seem to drag on a bit, the open summit slopes provide a good viewpoint over the winter wilderness. See the full route overview on Hokkaido Wilds: https://hokkaidowilds.org/hiking/kimobetsu-dake-from-nakayama-pass
Category: Parks & Forests
Language: English, Japanese
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