My husband and I climbed up a mountain with an elevation of 3,000+, but we started climbing from 2,700 m. elevation. We parked the car at the parking lot and it took us about one hour to reach by public bus. The entire Nagano prefecture was visible from that height. (長野県全体が見えるとは、言ってないのですが・・・・汗） My husband and my brother-in-law went to climb up another mountain. My Mother-in-law and I went to some sightseeing area in Kamikouchi area - is a little higher
One mountain exploded and stopped the river from flowing and a lake was formed. （上高地は、ずっと昔、あの焼岳が噴火し、それが川をせき止めて大正池などを作り出したようです。その話をしました。）
The high mountains of Nagano Prefecture have snow so they are referred to a as the Japanese Alps.
My Mother-in-law was able to walk for 4 km. She stayed at the Information Center. I continued to walk for 2 hours. Climbing or walking along mountains is a good activity. Exercise in general is important. Last uear we invited my Mother-in-law but she got injured a year ago. I thought she was weak, but I was surprised because she was able to overcome. （昨年、義母を連れて那須へ行った際は、膝が悪くてほとんど歩けませんでしたが、今回は復活。 よくよく話を聞くと、とても努力して膝を直した様です。 健康にも気を付けて努力を惜しまない。健康は、自分で作るしかないし、その御蔭で８４歳になっても一人で東京へやってきて、旅行にも行っています。良いお手本です。）
Elder people need some exercise everyday. We need to promote exercise and a balanced diet.