Saturday 1 day short hike and optional caving at Kawanori
Title & Date [タイトル, 日付]: Saturday 12th June very easy (short) hike and optional caving
Event Grade [イベント等級]: Easy riverside/forest hike: Fitness grade 1 or less, Technical 1 (easy)
For easy caving at Kawanori (beginners) ... some crawling in the cave and use of hands in vertical places but safe - Technical 2.
Location [場所]: Kawanori valley not far from Okutama which is about 1 hr 20 mins north west from Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Main point is exploring the area near one of the caves but you can join for easy hike along the side of the river or along the forest road into the valley. It is short! Do not expect a full day hike. You can enjoy the walk and the riverside area while the others go caving.
For more adventurous people, they can try a beginner level cave (1 hour 30 mins).
Things to See and Do [見どころ、すること、できること]
riverside and waterfalls, forest, rocks and cave.
Event Details [イベント詳細]
Very short hike of about 30 minutes then 1 to 1.5 hrs in the cave. Maybe we will have more time to walk afterward but we need to get back to the campsite for the BBQ by 5pm if possible.
Things to Bring [持参するもの]
You need outdoor clothing and footwear with water and snacks for the day.
Snacks and drinks.
Sandals and change of clothing a good idea if you want to walk in the river in some places... 30cm deep and trails around pools and waterfalls but might have to walk in the water sometimes if we do this type of activity. Just going to hte cave it is not necessary to get wet.
Proper outdoor boots, helmet, headlight, spare light and batteries, matches. Clothing will get muddy so you need spare clothes. Gloves recommended.
Harness, karabiner useful but probably not needed.
We do not have extra helmets or light - you must get them.
Travel Details [旅行の詳細]
To do the easy cave we need to be quick... 1143 off the train at Hatonosu and get stuff to the campsite and return in less than 1 hour for 1240 train from Hatonosu to Okutama. Bus from Okutama station at 1255 and get off at Kawanori bashi 15 minutes later. Should be back at the campsite before 5pm.
If you want to come for the day only you can meet us at Okutama station. The bus stop is 10m outside the ticket gate for Nippara.
You can check your own train connections to arrive at Okutama before 1250.
Oneway: around 1,050en to Okutama on the train and 250en for bus. Then your food and drinks plus organizer fee.
Contact Details (and sign up conditions) [連絡先詳細（と参加の条件）]
Email me or sign up on calendar. Obviously we need a few people for caving as not safe alone inside... people need to sign up before I can confirm event.
Maps & Useful links [地図と役に立つリンク]
Some sawanobori photos of these areas:http://outdoorclubtokyo.com/gallery/ind ... 25kurasawahttp://outdoorclubtokyo.com/gallery/ind ... 02kurasawa
Kawanori valley ちょうちん穴 (easy one) . ちょうちん穴 総合グレード：★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆（初級）http://chutanken.ikidane.com/photogalle ... /slide.htmhttp://chutanken.ikidane.com/report/cho ... innana.htm
Moviehttp://chutanken.ikidane.com/report/cho ... report.htm
Kawanori Chouchin-anna cave is quite easy but Kurasawa limestone cave requires knowledge of rope belay and basic climbing.
Location : Kawanori Chouchin cave