TRAMPING TUESDAY | Suddenly we encounter massive paw prints on the trail. Massive, fresh paw prints. Going in our direction.... 🐻 @ricksiddle treats us to some tales on this one. See the link in bio. He writes to fully appreciate the wild and rugged nature of Daisetsuzan you need to load up your pack and head into the interior of the range on a multi-day backpacking trip. Once away from the popular trails around the ropeways of the Asahi-dake and Kuro-dake areas this high-level wilderness traverse takes you over remote peaks and through meadows of alpine wildflowers, staying at isolated huts or their campgrounds. Days are long but the trails are good and the climbs never really steep. Hokkaido’s highest waterfall provides a fitting finale at the end of three days in the high country of Japan’s far north. 👆 #hokkaidohiking #hikinginjapan #hokkaido #liveauthentic #hiking #japan #tramping #hokkaidowilds
HUT INFO | We couldn't wait to share this drop-dead gorgeous hut, within a stone's throw of Sapporo Kokusai ski area. The Academic Alpine Club's Helvetia Hut is an oasis of calm and history. Built in 1927, here you'll be sleeping in some of Hokkaido's earliest mountaineering and backcountry skiing history. Link in bio. 🏡 Ski touring route next to the hut coming later this week. 🙏 Even more special was that we were lucky enough to share this scouting trip with @welltraveledgan (aka Hokkaido Wilds graphic designer @welldonegan), @piotrekgnalicki, and @antekpiechnik. Not in 100years did I (@rob_tomo) imagine that an Instagram message to a talented graphic designer would result in not only a gorgeous website, but also culminate in sharing the actual process of producing this information for the site. Great joy. Godspeed on your way back to Poland guys! ✈ #hokkaidoskitouring #hokkaido #skitouring #mountainhut #cabinporn #hokkaidowilds
A sneak preview of some 'research' we did over this past weekend to Matashita-yama and Hokkaido University's Helvetica Hut, with @welldonegan (@welltraveledgan), @piotrekgnalicki (@purepowdermag, @monck_cstm), @antekpiechnik and the usual suspects @haideethomson, @ricksiddle, and @rob_tomo. Full details coming soon. #hokkaidoskitouring #hokkaidowilds #cabin #backcountryskiing
One for the #gis geeks out there. @rob_tomo has just posted everything you need to create your own Japan topomaps using publically available official Japan government GSI shapefiles and vegetation maps. Shapefile attributes, Japanese to English place name converters, #qgis style files, #inDesign templates and more. Link in bio. #hokkaidowilds #mapping #mapmaking #cartography #geography
TRAMPING TUESDAY | The Italian Route - HokkaidoWilds author @ricksiddle describes a unique overnight hike in the Daisetsu Range here in Hokkaido. Green, white, red...jump over to the link in our bio to connect the dots. 🙆 #hokkaido #hiking #outdoors #japan #mountaineering #hokkaidohiking #hikinghokkaido #hikinginjapan #japanhiking #mountains #asia
TRIP REPORT | A rare pic (by @agaiwanicka ) of Hokkaido Wilds founder @rob_tomo getting a turn in on the slope above Ginreiso Hut on Haruka-yama. See the story in the link in our profile.
SNOWSHOE ROUTE | It doesn't get much more accessible than Monbetsu-dake (紋別岳, 858m) for a nice daytrip with STUNNING views across Lake Shikotsu. Hit that link in the bio for the route plus topomap. #hokkaidohiking #hokkaidowilds #snowshoeing
In July last year, @rob_tomo along with @haideethomson took six of his @hgudmsl students, all first time hikers, to the Bankei-sanso Hut in the Sapporo hills. He's finally written up the trip, so check it out in the bio link. #hokkaidohiking #hokkaidowilds