- Jun 2010
It was rainy season in Gunma, central Japan.
I decided to hike Sukaisan from the west-side. From the main road it took about one hour on a small mountain road with an incredible look down into the valley. An enjoyable ride for an CRV on this rocky and muddy road.
Hiking started in rain. The path follows a small valley, lots of water poured down the mountain. Until the top there was no view, because of forest and bad weather. The summit itself is surrounded by trees. I think, even if weather would be fine, we couldn’t see anything. During the hike there was a little raining, but in the forest it didn’t bother me so much.
On the way back I saw several monkeys on the road. As usual I tried to find a place to take a bath in a local onzen and then returnws to Takasaki.
皇海山Sukaisan 27. Jun. 2010
Start 皇海橋 Sugaihashi (parking place at Sugai-bridge) 11:45 am 1.430 m
Trail up 不動沢コース Fudousawa-course
Trail up 不度沢のゴル Fudousawa-goal 12:30 pm 1.865 m
Top 皇海山Sukaisan 1:30 pm 2.144 m
Finish 皇海橋 Sugaihashi (parking place at Sugai-bridge) 3:30 pm 1.430 m
Duration: 3 h 45 min Distance: 5,5 km Height: 715 m