The forecast has not improved much. We are expected to get over 100mm of rain in the next 24-hours. I think I will stay home and work on some Dutch oven recipes to share on future trips.
I'm sorry, but I am going to cancel plan B as well. It's just too much rain.
If anyone is interested in Dutch ovens, I am going to practice at my apartment in Asaka, Saitama tomorrow. You are welcome to come over and bake your own loaf of bread with my ingredients and supplies. I have a large balcony and tatami room. I will warn you, I am still just a beginner, so my bread recipe needs a lot of work. I'm hoping that maybe someone can teach me something. I am also planning an apple cobbler dessert. And mulled wine will be on the house! (free)
Dutch oven practice will start at 12:00, noon. If you have interest in this, please leave another message and I'll share my address with you. If not, then I'll look forward to the next opportunity. Stay warm everyone!
Attending (12): Karthik, Hiro, Yuki, Kushal, Mami, Asa, Hiro, Becca, Makiko, Tammy, AB, myself
Day trip with about 3 to 4 hours of flat, easy walking along a scenic river promenade, followed by a DIY riverside picnic.
Nagatoro-machi in Saitama is a well-developed tourist town with many attractions (fancy campgrounds, boat tours, museums, hotels, and more) all staged around the 1.5km gorge section of the Arakawa River and its foliated rock walls. All of the development around the water reminds me little of my hometown near Niagara Falls. Half of the day will be easy, flat walking, and the other half will be relaxing on a sunny spot next to the river. We can get our picnic supplies at a supermarket, so we can keep our bags light during the walk.
We'll meet at Nagataro Station at 10:00 (2:30 travel time from Shinjuku). We'll walk along a secret railroad path to the beginning of the promenade trail near Kami Nagatoro Station. The promenade trail is flat and scenic, and we can go down close to the water at some places. There should be a lot to see and explore along the trail, so I have allowed extra time for us to enjoy it. After soaking in all the scenery along the promenade we'll head downstream for the second half of our day (picnic). I have researched a few choice looking spots to establish our picnic (see map). If we chose one of the downstream locations we can hop on the train or walk to Nogami Station to a supermarket. From the supermarket, it's about a 10 minute walk to the river. We can relax by the river for the rest of the day, hopefully in full sunlight.
10:00 - Meet at Nagatoro Station
1:00 - finish Promenade Trail
2:00 - picnic
5:30 - head home
Event Grade, Safety (イベント等級, 安全)
Fitness Grade 2 - Easy
4 hours walking time, 6km
Technical 1- VERY EASY - Beginner (初心者)
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Things to Bring (持参もの):
- hiking shoes
- water bottle
- fleece or jumper
- rain jacket
- picnic supplies (we will NOT stop at a supermarket)
Travel Details, Meeting Time & Place (旅行の詳細, 集合時間と場所):
Saturday, October 10
10:00 Nagatoro Station (West Side)
Between 1,500yen and 2,000yen one-way from Shinjuku Station (depending on which train you take)
OCJ is funded by 500yen event attendance (up to 3 days). Collected by organizer who sends half of that to the club PayPal account for website costs.