The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

by Yoshi - Japan Licensed Guide
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Re: The Great Traverse (余呉湖を囲む山道を踏破する)

I walked a mountain trail on the east side of Lake Yogo last week, traversing from the North to South. I have made a hiking along the course several times, so this time, I decided a small adventure traversing on the opposite side, i.e., on the west side, which I have never tried it before. That is why it was a perfect spring weather yesterday and they said that I might not have to worry about an encounter with a wild bear.
Walking along a ridge of the mountain made me feel very refreshing with green breeze through verdurous leaves, being able to find some peaks that I have never heard before. I met almost no one on the new course, and luckily no wild animals like a bear either. That was really a "Great Traverse"!

[Unvarnished guardian diety of children at the mountain path]

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

 

[Gongen Mountain Path, where some feudal warlords must have passed at the Shizugatake battle (1543).]

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

 

[Ohira-yama mountain, where the peak place was relatively flat and wide, perhaps the name was after the landform, I presume.]

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

 

[The tender green of the young maple leaves was so refreshing.]

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

 

[I was able to see Chikubu island (竹生島) floating on Lake Biwa, from the top of Ohira-yama mountain.]

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

 

[I walked on the ridge of the mountain from the right (North) to the left (South).]

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

 

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23 May 2019

Yoshi

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