Hiking in Hanno reported by Rob リーディングに挑戦してみよう！『飯能ハイキング』Robの週末の過ごし方。
Hello everyone! Today I went hiking in Hanno.
It was a lot of fun, and the weather was great too.
I arrived at midday and took a short walk around Hanno station before heading off into the mountains.
It was a pleasant walk to the first hiking area,and as I walked past the central park I was taken aback by a statue of Astro Boy!
What a surprise!
I watched the Astro Boy cartoon when I was growing up in Australia, and he is still hugely popular amongst people of my generation.
It was pretty steep for the first few minutes, and then began to get a little easier about halfway up the mountain.
Even though the path is well traveled, you still need to watch your step, especially when the ground is a little wet.
As I reached the viewing area I said hello to the few people there, and turned around to see a beautiful view from the top of Mt. Tenran.
I was hoping to see my little house in Tanashi, but maybe it’s a little too far away?
A few minutes later, I descended the man-made steps leading down the backside of the mountain.
There were a few paths to take, and I found a sign pointing to the neighboring mountain of Tonosu.
I drank some water, chowed down on a handful of salted nuts and ventured onwards.
This was much harder going than I thought!
I puffed and panted my way through spider webs, bushes and dead wood, then soon arrived at the peak.
What a fantastic scene!
There were some others there also, including a man with his happy little dog.
Everyone seems so friendly in the mountains, it’s really heartwarming for me to receive smiles from other people.
All up I spent close to five hours in the area, and really felt a lot of great feelings as I stumbled around in the wilderness.
Sometimes when I am alone with nature, I feel like a little boy again, just in a grown man’s body.
Maybe for me nature is a necessary piece of the puzzle that is my life.
Next week I will attack the Koma mountains.
Catch me if you can!