When will Mt. Fuji's trails open this summer?
Hi Gary. I wrote you last summer about my Mt. Fuji experience, and I am thinking about climbing again this year. Do you know where I can find information on when the trails will open this summer? Is anyone worried about another earthquake in the vicinity?
We may move to Japan in a year or two, assuming I can swing an early retirement. Maybe then I will be able to try some of the 25 other peaks.
I hope all is well with you, and thanks very much!
Hi Richard ! Great to hear from you.
Climbing season generally begins around July 1st. Some of the best info is linked from my Climbing Mt. Fuji FAQ page. You might enjoy the short video of Mt. Fuji I shot from a plane 2 weeks ago.
Quakes are a natural part of life in Japan, and even experienced seismologists don't have a clue what the future will bring. :-) On this quake page, you can see the 15-20 quakes that occur somewhere in Japan every day (click quake locations on right side, listed by date & time, to view maps of epicenters & intensities).
This summer should be a good time to climb Mt. Fuji, as most tourists will probably stay away and so maybe it won't be so crowded. You & your daughter should have no problem, and the local economy will very much appreciate your tourist dollars. :-)
Be well and best wishes...
July 8, 2011