Here are some pics from a short hiking trip I did back in November 2009. Well it was almost a 20km hike, so I'm not so sure whether I should call it short ^^;
Heres a video I took that day. It really captures the mood.
The weather that day was perfect. Warm sunny day, and the maple leaves were at their best!
What I'm trying to say here is that all the real beauty of fall is in its colors. Without them, this looks like just any other tree, doesn't it?
I love clicking these markers on the hiking courses. With a telephoto lens attached, sometimes its hard to find other subjects for clicking.
Tozan tranlates to climbing up the mountain. The kanjis are really simple, 上 (Up) + 山 (Mountain)!
It was a long walk back to Saigane Eki on Suigun Line. Trains here are really old. The Densha Otakus may be very interested
My friend actually tried tasting. Is it common thing to eat maple leaves?
The sancho (山頂) is not exactly the peak, it is the small area surrounding the summit i.e. Chojo (頂上).
It was such a complicated course, we ended up doing quite a few (mini) peaks that day.
Ain't that beautiful?