The Saga continues … ( sounds dramatic eh 🙂 )
Anyways, after we left Iwafune Jinja , we noticed that we are no longer within Osaka Prefecture but within Nara Prefecture, specifically Ikoma City.
Here is the proof. The sign says it all.
Since this is the first time I joined a hike organized by Mr. R, I was surprised that when we slowly enter into the mountain there were no visible trail. It feels like we are entering into this jungle where you can barely see where you are walking. It was either we turn back or we can trust Mr. R to lead us, but nobody complained and I think we are all excited.
I got captivated by one these ponds that I was not looking in front of me and had a big bump on a piece of fallen tree blocking the way. Thankfully my head is thick enough, no damage felt so far (as of this writing).
Everybody was blocking my view :p
After a few hours of walking, we finally reach Kurondo Pond
It looks really green and peaceful.
A warning for people like me 😀
Enjoying a moment of peace away from the lady folk ? ;p
We took a long relaxing break here.
These two decided to check out the mini boats.
Some of us were a bit tired already so we decided to call it a day and head home.
But not before we pass this interesting waterfall.
Noticed that little Buddha statue on the side. We had a theory that this might be one of the meditation spots for monks.
Say hi to this awesome hikers 😀
It was definitely a lovely day with equally amazing group. A great hike , another great adventure for me 🙂