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A stone marking the summit of Mt.Takachiho-no-mine
On the Summit of Mt. Takachiho-no-mine

The enjoyable part of hiking Mt. Takachiho-no-mine (高千穂峰) is not going up but coming down. This 1,574 m tall mountain is located in Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu. It’s totally covered in loose pebbles and small stones with few solid grounds for you to gain your balance as you climb up. As an inexperienced hiker, I went without the trekking poles or gloves. It’s possible to reach the summit without those equipments but it is easier to climb with the trekking poles. Halfway through I was already out of breath and my friend was way ahead of me. There were many elderly people climbing with me with their trekking poles. I… Read More