西喜多林道山頂の展望 View from the Peak at West Kita
Last week, I climbed up West Kita Forest Road and was hoping to walk along the ridge to the peak, but gave up. The reason being that there were a lot of 'kumazasa' (literally 'bear bamboo grass'), and I thought it would be ruining my MTB shoes. Also, the pollution from China was quite bad and the visibility was quite low. However, I really really wanted to know if you can see Amanohashidate from that peak, and thus I headed up there one more time today.
Suddenly two small birds started fluttering around me in the trees for a little while, singing. They were cute and surprisingly friendly. I just looked it up and it's called a 'coal tit'. I used this page to find out what they were. It's in Japanese, but you can click one of the 2 links beside the speaker to hear it singing.