Monday, July 31, 2006

#3 and #17

Was able to kill two birds with one stone this weekend: Challenge 3 and 17 are completed. To see the sunrise of Mt. Fuji you hike for five hours rest/sleep for three and then climb the remainder. I think this is the most physically demanding thing I’ve ever attempted. Each step was gruelling but it didn’t end after and hour or two mixed in with fatigue from no sleep, the altitude and the bitter mountain temperature.

As a campout we bunked indoors and there were no fires or toasted marshmallows. On the plus side, the sky was clear and full of stars. The best open sky I’ve seen in the past three years. For more pictures you can visit Journey on the Other Side.

Five challenges finished only twenty to go.

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