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by Andy OCJ
Thu May 09, 2024 10:20 pm
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: May: Okutama Nippara Valley Wild Forest Camp and Optional Hike
Replies: 0
Views: 58

May: Okutama Nippara Valley Wild Forest Camp and Optional Hike

May: Okutama Nippara Valley Wild Forest Camp and Optional Hike Over Ridge to Okutama Lake. Reply to this message if you want to go - several people wi…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Fri May 03, 2024 4:26 am
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Golden Week ( May 3-6th) Gunma (BBQ) Camp and Rocky Mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Golden Week ( May 3-6th) Gunma (BBQ) Camp and Rocky Mountains

I do not know yet... a few people have logged in the website to have a look but no replies yet, except yours. It is getting late for Saturday unless a…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Golden Week ( May 3-6th) Gunma (BBQ) Camp and Rocky Mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Golden Week ( May 3-6th) Gunma (BBQ) Camp and Rocky Mountains

Golden Week ( May 3-6th) Gunma (BBQ) Camp and Rocky Mountains People will need to work together to do activities each day and pay for the campsite, sh…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Best Outdoor Events for April and Gweek 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Best Outdoor Events for April and Gweek 2024

Remember, I cannot spend the time here for private trips unrelated to OCJ. In future people will have to look themselves... or contribute to the club …login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:01 am
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Best Outdoor Events for April and Gweek 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Best Outdoor Events for April and Gweek 2024

The first cherry blossom is now approaching full bloom at Myougi San - one of the best trips in Japan!
by Andy OCJ
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:57 pm
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Best Outdoor Events for April and Gweek 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Best Outdoor Events for April and Gweek 2024

End of March beginning of April 2. Nagatoro has a lot of cherry blossom out along the streets and railway paths (steam trains). There is a cheap camps…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Mon Mar 11, 2024 4:28 am
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: SUNDAY March 17th: Mitake San Hike and Plum Blossom Park Yoshinobaigo (吉野梅 - よしのばいごう 梅まつり)
Replies: 0
Views: 111

SUNDAY March 17th: Mitake San Hike and Plum Blossom Park Yoshinobaigo (吉野梅 - よしのばいごう 梅まつり)

Update: For those interested in Sunday... if you wrap up warm, you can do the event. There may be strong wind at times but has reduced a little since…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Sunday March 3rd: Takatori Yama Hike, Rock Carvings, Temples, Plum Blossom Festival, Hot Spiced Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Sunday March 3rd: Takatori Yama Hike, Rock Carvings, Temples, Plum Blossom Festival, Hot Spiced Wine

We used wine packs similar to this for spiced wine. There was a better one but a dark full bodied fruity one usually tastes good. As you can see we ha…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: Outdoor Events 2024 (アウトドアイベント)
Topic: Sunday March 3rd: Takatori Yama Hike, Rock Carvings, Temples, Plum Blossom Festival, Hot Spiced Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Sunday March 3rd: Takatori Yama Hike, Rock Carvings, Temples, Plum Blossom Festival, Hot Spiced Wine

UPDATES: All details added - with maps. Numbered 1 to 5 but displayed the opposite way on the page. Weather looks go at the moment but cool in the ev…login to view the rest of this post
by Andy OCJ
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December
Replies: 18
Views: 17151

Re: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December

The hot river event will soon be past it's hot date as the temperature rises and the snow melts. Nobody stepping up to lead the trip either (I can provide most details). I am in the UK dealing with a funeral now so I cannot do events. Even end of April looks unlikely dealing with property etc. Would...
by Andy OCJ
Tue Jan 30, 2024 2:07 am
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December
Replies: 18
Views: 17151

Re: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December

If possible I will be there but planning is impossible at the moment. Still in hospital as infections there spread easily. Hopefully she will be home in a week or so which might result in fewer infections. Will post when I can start planning. There is a great trip for people interested in a hot rive...
by Andy OCJ
Sat Dec 09, 2023 6:15 am
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December
Replies: 18
Views: 17151

Re: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December

Mum in hospital for the 6th time ( CO2 retention and Pneumonia after that in hospital ) - hopefully to rehab and out before Christmas. Looks very very unlikely I will get to Japan soon as I will be the main carer. Because of bad Kafunshou I would also be limited to the beginning of February so my ne...
by Andy OCJ
Tue Oct 10, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December
Replies: 18
Views: 17151

Re: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December

Volunteer needed for this weekend (14th) or next weekend (21st) to lead a group to wild hot spring in Okukinu. Meet people , guide along the route, collect the club event donation and send via PayPal. This weekend good weather and colours good above the hot spring. Will be cold at night but free hot...
by Andy OCJ
Mon Oct 02, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December
Replies: 18
Views: 17151

Re: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December

Unfortunately due to my mum's ill health and other house construction maintenance problems I will have to delay my trip to Japan. Some time in November or December still possible if the situation improves.
by Andy OCJ
Wed Sep 13, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December
Replies: 18
Views: 17151

Re: Autumn 2023 Events: October - December

I hope to be there as planned but departure delays are more likely now as my mum was in hospital 3 times the last month. Actually due for discharge in the next 2-3 days but I am not sure how long recovery will take or to what level she will reach. Chest infection complicated by COPD. She was doing f...
by Andy OCJ
Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List
Replies: 6
Views: 7742

Re: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List

Are there any free wild hot springs a day from Tokyo? ChatGPT Andy Not bad... found Okukinu. Yes, there are several free wild hot springs (also known as "onsen") within a day's travel from Tokyo. Here are a few options you might consider: Nikko Yumoto Onsen: Nikko is a popular tourist des...
by Andy OCJ
Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:59 am
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List
Replies: 6
Views: 7742

Re: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List

What are the dangers of sawanobori (waterfall or stream climbing)? ChatGPT Sawanobori, also known as waterfall or stream climbing, is a popular outdoor activity that involves ascending waterfalls and streams by climbing, hiking, and sometimes swimming. While it can be an exhilarating and adventurou...
by Andy OCJ
Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List
Replies: 6
Views: 7742

Re: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List

Can you give me a complete hiking event plan for Mount Kumotori? Andy The answer is not bad... if you were making a plan it would be quicker to use this and modify it to suit your plan details.A better answer maybe if the names of each point on the route are given. ChatGPT Of course, I'd be happy t...
by Andy OCJ
Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:52 am
Forum: Social Events, Discussion, Contact Us (お問い合わせ), FAQ
Topic: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List
Replies: 6
Views: 7742

Re: ChatGPT - Planning Hiking Events and Gear List

Are there free places to stay on the route hiking up Mount Kumotori? ChatGPT As of my last update in September 2021, Mount Kumotori is the highest peak in the Okutama Mountains, located in Tokyo, Japan. Hiking up Mount Kumotori is a popular activity, and there are several free places to stay along ...