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On Sunday the 28th of July, I went trekking with two of my students. They took me to a national park called Kamikochi. We drove for about two hours from Suwa, and then hiked for 6 hours from 4,500 feet up to 7,000 feet, where we camped.

Trekking Party

Tsuyoshi, me, and Koichi


After three hours of hiking, we crossed over this bridge and started up the mountain.

River scenery

Across the river.

River shot

The campground

Once at the top, my tired body was relieved to see the campground. We pitched our tents and headed off for a beer.

A very refreshing beer

Tent view

The view from my tent.

tent  shot


Taking a rest on the way down.