Mount Fuji 2013

This is something that we have wanted to do for a long time. 

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In the parking lot before the big climb
In the parking lot before the big climb
The view of Mt. Fuji from our hotel room on Camp Fuji
The view of Mt. Fuji from our hotel room on Camp Fuji
Starting the big climb
Starting the big climb
Getting our climbing stick stamped at the first station
Getting our climbing stick stamped at the first station
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Margaret and Jill
Margaret and Jill
Karin pushing to the next station
Karin pushing to the next station
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What's left of one of the old torii gates on the trail.
The cracks in the wood are FULL of coins
The cracks in the wood are FULL of coins
Station #9
Station #9
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The road for the cats that deliver supplies to the stations
The road for the cats that deliver supplies to the stations
The last torii gate on the trail.
The last torii gate on the trail.
Looking down to station #9 from the top
Looking down to station #9 from the top
Karin arriving at the top
Karin arriving at the top
We made it to the top!
We made it to the top!
Those Naches Ranger caps show up in the darnedest places.
Those Naches Ranger caps show up in the darnedest places.
The long way down
The long way down
Ring the bell if you made it to the top
Ring the bell if you made it to the top
Miles of deep gravel on the way down
Miles of deep gravel on the way down
More cinder cones near Fuji
More cinder cones near Fuji
The long road to the bottom
The long road to the bottom
Another mountain off in the distance
Another mountain off in the distance
A panorama of the crater at the top
A panorama of the crater at the top
Fuji from the parking lot
Fuji from the parking lot
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One of the tractors delivering supplies
One of the tractors delivering supplies
A Fuji apple on top of Mt. Fuji
A Fuji apple on top of Mt. Fuji
Intrepid climber at the crater edge
Intrepid climber at the crater edge
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Karin, Margaret, Jill and her husband Bern on the phone.
Karin, Margaret, Jill and her husband Bern on the phone.
We made it to the top!
We made it to the top!
One of the many stations on the trails where you can spend the night
One of the many stations on the trails where you can spend the night
Karin
Karin's shoes full of sand from the deep gravel
Our sunset sipping view of Fuji from Yokosuka
Our sunset sipping view of Fuji from Yokosuka