I climbed Mt. Kumamura at November 28th. The weather was fine and the last autumn color was seen from the mountain path. A scenery of Mt. Bukou and Chichibu City from the mountain path was very good. A view from the summit of Mt. Kumakura was not good because of surrounded trees.
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My trekking route
This is my trek route. I walked about 16km and it took 5hours 20minutes with a short break for lunch (at the summit of Mt. Kumakura). When I ascend the mountain, I used the Hino route, and when I descend it, I used forest road route to Shiroku Station.
->BushuHino Station 8:38am
->I passed the sign of the mountain trail entrance, because I was fascinated by the scene of Chichibu City seen from a mountain road and took some pictures.
As a result, I made a loss to the plan about 13 minutes (about 1km).
->This is a shot of the summit of Mt. Kumakura.
(H=1426m) (N35.92484, E138.99118)
->A scenery of Mt. Bukou and Chichibu City from the mountain path.
13:01pm (N35.93857, E138.98859)
(start) Bushu-Hino Station (武州日野駅) 8:38am
- I used the Hino route -
-> Kumakura Mountain (H=1426m) 11:35am
I took a short break for lunch. (about 15minutes)
- I used forest road route -
-> Shiroku Station (白久駅) of Chichib Railways 13:48pm
Location Chichibu Area, Western part of Saitama Prefecture
Destination Kumakura Mountain (H=1426m)
Date walked November 28(Sat.), 2009 (Fine weather)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
And I used the software of Alpslab so as to display my track data.
Walk type Mountain Walk
Difficulty a tough walk
Distance about 16km
Time taken about 5hr20min with an intermission for lunch
Railway stations Bushu-Hino Station and Shiroku Station
If you have a interest to my walk plan. Please look at the next URL. It will show you the route. I uploaded the route plan to ALPSLAB route. Regarding Mitake area route, I transcribed the location from my GPS trekking data. The GPS accuracy was in very bad condition because of valley walk. So, the accuracy of the route will be not worth believing.