Through a conifer forest toward the Daimon-sawa-goya
The trail changed from a creeping pine area to a conifer forest that is often seen in Southern Japanese Alps1. The sun grew less strong since I entered into a tall conifer forest. It still continues a long ascent.
- 南アルプス（みなみあるぷす）. "南" means south. Southern Japanese Alps is a mountain range across Yamanashi prefecture, Nagano prefecture and Shizuoka prefecture. also called Akaishi-sanmyaku in Japanese. I have an impression that the mountain belongs to Southern Japanese Alps are bigger than other Japanese Alps. I love Southern Japanese Alps the most. ↩