When will the Fujinomiya Trail open?
by Greg Hoole
(Salt Lake City, UT)
First, thank you for this very informative site. I’m looking forward to reading your e-book, if I can figure out Smashwords. (Is it available on Kindle?)
Anyway, I’ve wanted to climb Fuji-san for more than 20 years, since I lived in Japan for a short time. My son and I are going to be there from July 6th through the 12th. We were planning on hiking it on the 7th.
I read on your site that the Fujinomiya Trail may not be open yet. Is there a source where I can confirm the planned opening for this trail? Can we climb it even if it’s not open? We live in Utah, where we’re accustomed to hiking on snow-packed trails at elevation.
My only concern would be finding a mountain hut to sleep in.