Sunday, 23 March 2008

Mountain top views

The above photos show the view from the top which was fantastic as you could see Sakata lagoon on the far left a protected wildlife area and the various small villages below. In the distance you can see the hills of Kamo on the right and the hills of Gozu on the left. Behind the Gozu mountain range you can still see snow on the mountains where Iide San Mountain is located which I climbed when I first arrived in Niigata almost 10 years ago. Mt Kakuda is only a very small mountain with the highest point reaching about 480 mtrs and there are several tracks leading up the mountain from around the base on all sides. Because it's not so high and very close to Niigata City it's a popular destination for day hikes.

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