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A touch of wind above the clouds  

A touch of wind above the clouds

MT. FUJI-SAN

July 16th 2009
For two months during the year, Mt. Fuji is open to climb. Last Friday was "Opening Day". I say climb, but really I anticipated more of a hike. And to be honest, I don't know how to climb anyway, so it was either going to be a steep hike or it wasn't going to happen. My training consisted of some treadmill work and lunges; there were no ropes or crampons or caribiners. There's a saying in ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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Tot: 0.169s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 4; qc: 28; dbt: 0.0541s; 28; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 3; ; mem: 6.4mb