There is a gate. That's where @Chuck is thrusting his arm through. There's a gate in the middle of the tunnel, too. Very definitely locked, and out of satellite view :-(I don't see a gate at its entrance, so maybe that's also a viable option. Is that what you were taking or did you go through the tunnel towards the lake?
It's been four years since I pushed my bike across r73 [Stravr], and the last time I cycled south beyond r73 to Arima-tōge was only a couple of months after that. So don't know road conditions these days.Has anybody recently done Rt73 between Naguri-ko
This was last November, so not current, but might give you some idea.Has anybody recently done Rt73 between Naguri-ko (Arima dam in Naguri) and Chichibusakura-ko (Urayama dam)?
I am looking at doing some hiking from that route, possibly from near the toge, to the Chichibu-Nishitama border to collect some missing tiles. Any idea of the road condition and how far I could go by car (in case I do the hiking with my wife who is not a road cyclist)?
I didn't even know there was some kind of connection between the two ends of Rt73. A hiking trail by bike sounds like not much fun.
Thanks, Chuck! Your km 13-40 gravel route would give me the tiles I'm seeking and more.This was last November, so not current, but might give you some idea.
Well done! Bumped up your max, riding through nice countryside, fireworks.... perfect day.Exploring Mito Northwest (+72T)
142.76 km; 1,405 m climbed; 6:59:09 in motion72 new tiles. And, rather unexpectedly, increase of my MaxSquare from 49*49 to 50*50!...
I've been passively obsessing/procrastinating about my unclaimed tiles on Akagi-san (top left) in Gunma for so long, I hadn't realized that this ride in Ibaraki would be enough to shift the whole affair to the right and increase it. Yay! Still need to do those rides in Akagi though. And cannot expand to the east without another kayaking adventure on Lake Kasumigaura. Yikes...
Where shall I go next.
looks like you need just one single tile in the upper left corner to expand once again?