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    Hiking through the (Japanese) Highlands...

    I climbed a mountain this weekend!

    It was only a small one though but it IS very characteristic of the Japanese highlands. I'm posting this thread in part because the rabble hasn't seen what I look like yet, so I figured I attach a picture of me taken from the summit and some of the scenic views from there.

    Cheers!









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    Wonderful photos thanks for posting them.

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    What do they call a kilt in Japan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeblack7 View Post
    What do they call a kilt in Japan?
    Hehe. LOL. Good question.

    キルト

    pronounced: key-roo-toe

    Definition translated from a Japanese dictionary: a mens' skirt worn my Scottish highlanders and military personnel

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    Awesome photos. What do the locals have to say about the kilt?

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    Beautiful!

    Can you please send me a Bonsai or two via E-mail?
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    Nice photos. The mist on the hills and over the valley is beautiful.
    Last edited by Highlander31; 1st September 08 at 04:47 AM. Reason: missed a word
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    Great Picks!!!

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    So how high are the Mts. where you are standing. Look like they could be quite challenging.

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    Not so tall... 1058m is where I'm standing. It's something that can be done in a couple hours from start to finish.

    For a comparison, Mt. Fuji (which is Japan's tallest) is 3,776m (give or take a meter) so where I am is less than a third. But the 1000m range is about average for the mountainous areas around my home. If I want to do some "serious" hiking and mountain climbing, the Yatsugatake volcanic chain is nearby too. They range between 2000 and 2800m.

    As for how the locals react to the kilt? Meh. It varies. I swear, some days I could walk down the street naked and no one would notice. Other days I get the strangest looks (kilted or not). It's really hard to gauge. Japanese people (in general) tend to keep a very level head and serious face (when sober) so if something were wrong or awry, they may never let on until long after you've left.

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