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Haruki's first mountain

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So, as usual at GW (Golden Week), work has shut down and that means only one thing. Wherever you go, be it shopping mall, theme park or museum, it is going to be heaving with thousands of people all thinking the same thing: 'where did all these fucking people come from?'


Japan is populace, there really is no getting away from that, as there is pretty much no getting from the crowds. Ordinarily. As we've done a couple of times before, we got out of town a day early and headed south. Thankfully, our plan worked; we missed the traffic and reached Minamiboso by early evening.


We'd talked about stuff to do on this trip, and I'd mentioned I mountain walk. In my mind it was a solo walk, but both Hana and Haruki seemed keen to join me. Hana's gone with me before, but Haruki never has; was always considered to be too young. Anyway, we discussed the idea over dinner on Friday evening, and come 7 o'clock the next morning we were walking together in the beautiful cool mo…