Our next target to conquer the peak, Mt. Shari(dake) still could be seen even from the plain. I hope I will be able to take enough leaves to do that next year.
When we trekked around the peak of Mt. Tokachi(dake), Mt. Nokogiri(dake) and Mt.Biei(dake), it took ten hours. We had sore calves and thighs for a week in spite of enough rest in the hot spring spa after the trekking.
We have to put a bell on our sacs to avoid bear attack during trekking. I am not sure if Mt. Shari(dake) is for the novices like as or not but it seems that my wife started to adjust the schedule.