- Mar 2012
From 奥岳 Okudake (940m) I took the Adatara Express あだたらエクスプレス Ropeway. Smoothly I climbed Adatarasan. The weather was very nice and there was lots of fresh snow.
Many people hiked on this beautiful day, with snow shoes or ski. Except at Fuji-san, I never meet so many foreigners on a mountain-hike. Wondering how it comes that this mountain attracted them?
After I enjoyed the view from the top, I skied down a beautiful valley and took a bath in くろがま小屋 温泉。 It is the closest onsen to the volcano; water comes from natural spring and has a strong smell.
I was offered some cheese, noodles and Kaki-fruits. It was very delicious and an unforgettable experience.
From the onsen it takes about 1-2 hours back to the parking area.
It was a beautiful tour which is easy to go, good for beginners and offers besides a beautiful mountain-view great onsen experience. With snow shoes this tour might take 2 hours longer but with normal condition it can easily be walked as a one day tour.
安達太良山 Adatarayama 4. Mar 2012
Start 薬師だけ展望台 Yakushidaketenboudai 9:50 am 1.350 m
Trail up 表登山口分岐 Omotetozangutchibunki 1.470 m
Top 安達太良山 Adatarayama 11:05 am 1.700 m
Trail 峰ノ辻 Minenozujhi 11:45 pm 1.550 m
Trail くろがね小屋 Kuroganegoya 12:00 pm 1.340 m
Trail down 勢至平分岐 Seshidairabunki 1:30 pm 1.300 m
Finish 奥岳 Okudake 2:10 pm 940 m
Duration: 4 h 20 Distance: 9,7 km Height: 350 m