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From: sleepytomato (CHANGO) 4 Nov 2019 03:23
To: ALL1 of 7
The Android Chrome CSS or whatever makes reading this hard. Desktop on the phone is also hard. 

I now own hiking wax for my taint. 

Look at the map I made with my walking. 

Love you all. 
From: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 4 Nov 2019 23:36
To: sleepytomato (CHANGO) 2 of 7
Did you finish riding every rail line in Japan and have to move on to walking every footpath?
From: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 4 Nov 2019 23:43
To: sleepytomato (CHANGO) 3 of 7
It looks pretty good on my phone using the default "Beehive" theme. Maybe the "Beermunk" theme isn't so mobile-friendly?

From: Gawd Almighty (WHITEKNAVE) 6 Nov 2019 09:37
To: sleepytomato (CHANGO) 4 of 7
Did you swim across the bay to get back to your starting point?
From: sleepytomato (CHANGO)18 Nov 2019 07:11
To: ninety-ohm bedistor (CELERON) 5 of 7
Here's my completion of all the train lines here in Japan:

I'm at 38.35% of the known rideable KM in Japan. 

I've been on all the local one day trips from my house so getting knew lines done requires taking overnight trips. I typically use what is called the seishun18kippu ??18?? which allows 5 days of unlimited local train riding. Very fun but its only offered when I'm working or can't go. Since 2014 every summer I've had to go to NZ (its been a pleasure don't take me wrong, amazing place) but it means my summer vacation is gone and I can't spend it with the kid or taking trains. When I do get to make up my summer vacation (which is only 5 weekdays days long) it is after Mia is back in school.

So all the local trips have been out, and I've explored all the cities in the area pretty well so it was time to hit the mountains. My friend Mike pointed out that there was an Osaka Loop trail, so I researched it and figured out how to connect it to the trail that goes over the mountains above Kobe. (Osaka and Kobe are in different prefectures so the Osaka Loop trail is only in Osaka Prefecture, geographical bureaucracy, infighting and lack of funding for things like this I assume) Anyhow so I figured out how to connect all the trails plus parts that were not "officially" documented. I want to write a guide on how to do the entire thing. It is about 30 or so day hikes of 20-30km each day for a total of ~400km. 

From: sleepytomato (CHANGO)18 Nov 2019 07:22
To: Gawd Almighty (WHITEKNAVE) 6 of 7
That's a fucking awesome idea... but I hate swimming and there are way too many fucking boats in the Osaka bay. Bust out MarineTraffic (like FlightRadar24 but for boats) and see how busy the bay is here in Osaka. My pal went from Nishinomiya to Awaji Island over 3 days for a trip that takes 2 hours by car across the bridge in a small sail boat owned by the CIA attache for the Osaka consulate. They had to use the small motor on the boat to get back due to weather and almost got killed by a huge freighter. Not a good scene.

However! If you ever come to Osaka, I totally recommend taking the ferry from KIX (Kansai Intl) to UKB (Kobe Airport) just for fun and the views. It connects to 100% man made islands and takes about an hour. Much more fun than the bus.

There is also a Kyoto loop that goes counterclockwise from about 4 to 7. If that makes sense. I connected the rest of it walking along some scorching river bottoms and hot streets for the hell of it on a 40deg summer day. That was stupid but I made a full circle in 5 hikes.

You can see all my hikes on Yamareco, a social media for hikers here in Japan. This link will show you a map. If you click on the pencils it will bring up a report.
From: sleepytomato (CHANGO)18 Nov 2019 07:22
To: Gawd Almighty (WHITEKNAVE) 7 of 7
I'll try it! :D