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Glen goes to Japan

So, the story starts awhile back, at an Outdoor Retailer show. Takashi Fukuchi, who represents Evernew in the U.S., asked Glen about coming to Japan to share a talk on ultralight techniques and philosophy. There were many planning sessions with Takashi and  Tsuchiya Tomo, owner of Hiker’s Depot in Japan. Evernew agreed to sponsor the event, and plans were formed to include a hike. The many logistics of where to hike, how many people could go on the hike, and who should be included had to be worked out. Eventually, the plan coalesced into a 4-day hike in the Chichibu mountains, followed by Glen giving two sessions of the presentation (an afternoon and evening session, since the venue could only seat 50 people).  See pictures, gear lists, and more story…

3 Responses to Glen goes to Japan

  1. Joe November 13, 2010 at 3:46 am #

    Fantastic trip report. Many of the trails look similar to the kind of terrain we have here in Norway but it’s the addition of the culture that makes Japan such a desirable hiking destination for me. Thanks for sharing Glen.

  2. harttj November 16, 2010 at 3:57 am #

    Great trip report. Any more coming soon?

  3. Glen November 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Not sure if you meant more trip reports coming soon, or more trips. I do have some more trip reports to put up, including this year’s Brain Trust hike, and an epic 3-day loop out of North Lake in the Sierra. As for trips coming up, I really don’t have anything booked yet. A lot of possibilities, just trying to conserve vacation time right now. Actually, I’m trying to build it back up. I ran my vacation time down to 0.2 hrs. with the Japan trip.

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