Up Fujinomiya, Down Yoshida? Loner vs. Climb Buddy?
Hi Gary, your site has been a wealth of info, so thanks for that. I think I'm sold on the sunrise hike, but plan to climb to catch the sunset and catch the sunrise on the descent. Some variation of that anyway.
I'm going to climb early September and I'm already going to be in Fuji for something else, so I thought it would make more sense to climb from Fujinomiya and down Yoshida, as I planned to stay around the Fuji Five Lakes area post-descent. Is this doable during that time of year?
How long is the hike around the crater to switch trails? I've read a lot about how gusty it can get at the summit, so wanted to get your thoughts. I'm also traveling alone, so is this ok to do alone or is it critical to get a guide/climbing buddy?
I'm young, fit, and an avid hiker, so I don't think I'll have any issues. Just want to make sure I'm being smart. Many thanks.