Get out for Myoko's fall colors
The weather is getting cool (so it's nice out on the trails!). And with each cold snap, the mountains begin to glow in the reds and yellows of autumns. Time to head out with Dancing Snow for our schedule of hikes and treks in some of the best areas all around our area.
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September 30-October 1: Overnight tour to Mt. Hiuchi
The big views you'll get up high at the base of Mt. Hiuchi makes this one of the finest places for fall colors. This is also one of the best climbs in the area, with the chance to see flowers, birds (including raicho, the rock ptarmigan whose northern limit is Mt. Hiuchi) and animals and mountains with almost no visible human touch. Departure from Dancing Snow headquarters around 8am; stay that night at Koya Ike Hutte. Minimum two people; ¥35,000/person, ¥30,000/person if four or more.
October 7-8: Overnight tour to Mt. Hiuchi
Same as the first tour, and possibly the alternative if we see rain coming on September 30-31.
October 15: Mt. Madarao day trip
A hike with beautiful views of Lake Nojiri, the Mt. Myoko peaks, Mt. Kurohime and beyond. Starting at the trailhead around 10am, the climb for a hot lunch on the peak. If rain looks likely, October 14 will be the date. Minimum three people; ¥10,000/person.
October 21: Togakushi Trekking Tour
A one-day tour in this beautiful, historic place (also known as a "power spot"... So you'll have plenty energy for this fun, light hike). The course takes us from Hokosha, a shrine set out in the woods below the magnificent peaks, up to Okusha, the top-most shrine set right into the mountains. On the way, the tours stops at two more of the five shrines of Togakushi—Hinomikosha and Chusha— and passes by Kotori ga Ike (small bird pond) and Kagami Ike (Mirror Pond) on the way to Okushya. We'll enjoy a hot lunch and the great views of Mt. Togakushi at Kagami Ike. If it looks too rainy, we'll go on the 22nd. Minimum of two people, ¥13,000/person.
Please read and understand the following before taking part in a tour:
1. Depending on weather, snow, rain, wind, surf and other conditions, tour destinations may be changed, or the tour cancelled. In extreme conditions, return from the tour may be delayed.
2. Backcountry skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and other activities involve the risk of injury or death. Because of this, we require all guests to sign a waiver before taking part in our activities (a pdf version can be found here
). At the same time, our guides have training in wilderness first aid, weather forecasting, avalanche forecasting and rescue, and are dedicated to providing the most enjoyable, safe, well-planned experience possible.
3. Every Dancing Snow client is automatically included in our group insurance policy at no additional charge (please contact us if you would like more details on coverage). We also strongly suggest that all those taking part in backcountry tours have their own active insurance policy which covers outdoor activities.
Note on personal information
We do ask for personal information including telephone numbers, emergency contacts, chronic medical conditions (so we can be respond quickly in an emergency), etc., as part of registration for lessons and tours. To protect your privacy, we will not use this information for anything other than this purpose, nor will we release any personal information to any third parties.