登って下山するまで8時間2２分の行動時間だった。標準コースタイムより1時間12分遅かったが 早く出発し（3時58分）、12時20分には登山口に戻れたのだから 安全登山と言えるだろう。
My husband I climbed Mt. Tsubakuro.
The weather was good and I could watch even Mt. Fuji. At the top of the mountain, we could enjoy the solem scenery of Tateyama Mountains, Mt. Yari, and Mt. Tsurugi. We were just lucky!!
This time we climbed Mt. Gongen, which we had sawn from Mt. Amigasa the other day. Compared with Mt. Amigasa which does not have any dangerous trail, that of Mt. Gongen was thrilling and exiting. At the high part of the mountain, the slope is quite steep and precarious. We put a helmet for our safety and progressed slowly and steadily. We had to be careful not to fall. It was 8 hours and 50minuites walk, but we were quite fine and never exhausted. Probably that is because we have adjusted to the high altitude by the former climbing of Mt. Amigasa. It convinced me training is important for the safety trekking.
HP of Kenkodo
主人と長野県八ヶ岳の編笠山に登った。一宮は初夏だが、山はまだ春の始まりだった。登山道に雪も残っていた。山頂では低温と強風に悩まされた。吹き飛ばされそうだった。しかし、景色は抜群で まだ雪を抱いた富士山、中央アルプス、御嶽山、乗鞍岳、北アルプスがはっきりと見えた。この時期の信州の山は 緑の新緑と青い空と雪山の白のコントラストが素晴らしくて大好きだ。8時間の山歩きだった。体はつかれたけれど気分は抜群！
With my husband, I climbed Mt. Amigasa in Nagano prefecture. Although the Ichinomiya is the beginning of summer, the climate there were just a beginning of spring. We could found snow flakes on the trail. At the peak, we were embarrassed by the low temperature and strong wind. I was about to fall because of the wind. However, the landscape form there were amazing. We could see Mt. Fuji, The middle alps, Mt. Ontake, Mt. Norikura, and the North Alps very clearly. Those mountains have quite lot of snow on the top. I like to see this time of mountains. The contrast of green trees, blue sky, and white snow is beyond the words.
It was 8hours trekking. Although I was physically exhausted, mountains, especially mountains in Nagano always makes me fit.
Descending the mountain, the town of Lake Megami and Lake Shirakaba were desolated. Many cafes and souvenir shops were closed. Probably they couldn’t overcome the effect of the pandemic. I do hope it would be over soon and these people could resume their business.
HP of Kenkodo
その話、良くわかる。健幸堂でも春には 気分の落ち込みや しつこいめまいや 不眠を訴える人が増える。心と体が 季節のダイナミックな移り変わりについてゆけないのだろう。でも、不安がることはない。まず、誰もが春には不快になりやすいのだと理解することが大切だ。そして しっかり眠って できるだけストレスを避け、栄養に気を付ける。シンプルだけれど、体とコロロに効く。
Weird magical power of spring
One of the clients who is a policeman told me a curious story. He said, “April was extremely busy, because many elderly people who suffer dementia and considerable number of people with mental illness left their home and strolled around the town, especially at night. I wonder why those incidents increase in spring every year. May be spring has some weird magical power.”
I agree with the idea. Many clients come to my office and tell me they feel depression, have annoyed by persistent dizziness, or unable to sleep well. People’s mind and body seems difficult to cope with the dynamic change of the season. But we do not have to be pessimistic about the matter. There are some measures to cope with them. Firstly, you should remind people can be uneasy in spring. Then, you should sleep enough, avoid stress as much as possible, and have nutritious food, and focus on something you like. Those are simple solutions. But it changes your mind and body.
HP of Kenkodo
I climbed Mr. Gozaishodake with my husband. We started the climbing at 3 a.m. with headlight on. Just at the middle of the mountain, we were fascinated by the beauty of daybreak and sunset. The dark sky changed the color from black to boule, then to orange. I could see the gleaming Ise bay, the Chita peninsula and Kiso mountains. It was just a fleeting beauty. This performance ended in only a few minutes.
Spring comes slower here this mountain. At the top, trees are still the face of winter, no burgeoning nor flowers. But the middle of the mountain, Akayashio have began to bloom. And I also found small blue flowers have bloomed here and there.
We were lucky today to appreciate many beauties.
HP of Kenkodo