Day 3, 9-23. Main hike of our trip, to the summit of 2802m/8,865ft Mt Haku/Hakusan 白山, one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains", along with Mt Fuji and Tateyama (latter we would climb three days later).
Long 11 hour day, with 1442m/4,731ft of vertical difference each way.
Ichinose 市ノ瀬, where we parked our car. Need to ride shuttle on weekends.
500yen for the 6km ride to the trailhead at Bettodeai 別当出合.
We were at the bottom left.
Same trailhead for two separate routes. We went left, and came back via the bridge.
0722 start 1260m/4,134ft. Bridge of the Saboshindo 砂防新道. We would come back that way.
Finally past the first (and very hard) section of the Kankoshindo 観光新道 in the forest.
1002 (2:40 after start) we broke at the Tonogaike Shelter Hut 殿ヶ池避難小屋(2020m/6,627ft).
Interior of the shelter hut.
After a long 20-minute break, going up again.
Heading up this area called Masagozaka Slope 真砂坂.
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