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Mt. Kasagatake (笠ヶ岳)
Hiking Schedule,
Elevation Profile, and Expenses




To be honest, I'm embarrassed to show my Mt. Kasagatake (笠ヶ岳) hiking schedule, because since this trip was a spur of the moment decision, I was seriously out of shape and consequently was slow as a snail, even going downhill.

And the snowfall, slippery rocks, and my sprained ankle on Sat. Oct. 10 certainly didn't help matters.

But I just felt it might be of some benefit to some hikers, so I've decided to post my hiking schedule, elevation, and expense data anyways. So here it is, for whatever it's worth.

Please note that the elevation readings are from my great new Casio triple sensor altimeter watch, so they are approximate estimates for reference purposes only, and may not necessarily match the exact elevation on the ground.


Uphill Segment, Oct. 10, 2009
Shin-Hotaka Onsen (新穂高温泉) to
Kasagatake Sanso  (笠ヶ岳山荘)

Time

Elevation (m)
(and/or Event)

 

Time

Elevation (m)
(and/or Event)

8:45 1085
Leave Shin-Hotaka Onsen
  13:45 2270
9:00 1155   14:00 2330
9:15 1265   14:15 2375
9:30 1345   14:30 2435
9:35 Arrive Kasa-Shindo trailhead   14:35 Arrive Shakushi-Daira
9:45 1420   14:45 2445
10:00 1485   15:00 2490
10:15 1515   15:15 2545
10:30 1610   15:30 2580
10:45 1705   15:45 2630
11:00 1780   16:00 2695
11:15 1855   16:15 2750
11:30 1895   16:30 2775
Arrive trail junction
(cutoff to Nukedo-dake)
11:45 1910   16:45 2730
12:00 1980   17:00 2700
12:15 1990   17:15 2710
12:30 2065   17:30 2700
12:45 2130   17:45 2710
13:00 2190   18:00 2730
13:15 2245   18:15 2780
13:30 2270   18:20 2780
Arrive Kasagatake Sanso

 

Downhill Segment, Oct. 11, 2009
Kasagatake Sanso (笠ヶ岳山荘) to
Shin-Hotaka Onsen (新穂高温泉)

Time

Elevation (m)
(and/or Event)

 

Time

Elevation (m)
(and/or Event)

6:00 2780
Leave Kasagatake Sanso
  10:45 2315
6:15 2870
Arrive Kasagatake summit
  11:00 2260
6:30 2840   11:15 2230
6:35 Arrive back at
Kasagatake Sanso
  11:30 2170
6:45 2780   11:45 2105
7:00 2775
Leave Kasagatake Sanso
  12:00 2075
7:15 2725   12:15 2000
7:30 2670   12:30 1920
7:45 2685   12:45 1860
8:00 2695   13:00 1815
8:15 2735
Arrive trail junction (cutoff
for Shakushi-Daira)
  13:15 1730
8:30 2695   13:30 1650
8:45 2615   13:45 1550
9:00 2600   14:00 1500
9:15 2570   14:15 1405
9:30 2485   14:30 1335
Arrive Kasa-Shindo trailhead
9:45 2415   14:45 1300
10:00 2410   15:00 1260
10:05 Leave Shakushi-Daira   15:15 1185
10:15 2360   15:30 1100
10:30 2330   15:40 1085
Arrive Shin-Hotaka Onsen


Expenses

Cost Item Yen
Roundtrip train fare(1)  (Tokyo to Takayama)  OUCH ! 28,970
Roundtrip bus fare (Takayama
to Shin-Hotaka Onsen)
4,000
Orion Plaza Hotel (Tel. 0577-34-5677)
(near Takayama Station)
4,200
Kasagatake Sanso (included
dinner & breakfast)
7,850
Food, drinks, & hiking snacks 5,580
Total cost 50,600
(~$562)

(1) Incl. Shinkansen (bullet train) to/from Nagoya

Total hiking time (including breaks): 19 hrs. 15 min.







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