Quick Hike on a Weekday 3

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Feb 9, 2019 03:28
It was very windy at the summit of the mountain and I had things to do in the afternoon, so I started to go down soon after eating sandwiches I brought. On the way down, I came across a woman who was heading to the summit. After exchanging a couple of words, she said she wanted to go down because she was tired and it was too windy to keep walking. Then we began to walk down together. After a while, she said, “There is a good trail, so let’s take that way” and guided me there. Indeed, the path went through a beautiful forest, the vegetation of which was totally different from the one that I always pass through. There appeared to be no trace or anything and all the trees looked similar. I was wondering how she can find the way, so I was surprised to find a bench and a table ahead of us all of a sudden. That path must have been one of the new paths local people found and opened. There was no signs there, so probably I won’t walk on the trail once again. I was lucky to meet the woman and walk through the beautiful forest.


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頂上は風が強かったし時間の制約もあったので、持参したサンドイッチを食べるとすぐに登って来た道を下り始めました。途中、下からあがってくる女性と行き会いました。二言三言、言葉を交わすうち、彼女が「今日は風も強いし疲れたからもう帰るわ」と言うのでそこから何となく一緒に歩き始めました。しばらく下ったところで、彼女が「感じのいい道があるからそこを通りましょう」と先を歩いて案内してくれました。そこは私が歩いてきた道とは植生の異なる素敵な森でした。どこにも道らしき道はないし、どこを見ても同じような木ばかり。それでも彼女の後を歩いているうちに突如目の前にベンチとテーブルが現れたのには驚きました。これも地元の方々の開拓したルートの一つなのでしょう。道しるべも何もないので私がここを歩くことはもうないかもしれませんが、この日は運に恵まれていました。