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Honorable High Old Time
August 14, 1961
"You must climb Mount Fuji once in your life," an old Japanese maxim admonishes, and lately, as if a grim determination had seized the population to get the job done, the volcano has become a prime target for summer tourists. Here, plodding along a switchback trail near Fuji-san's cindery summit, are some of the 30,000 hikers who labored up the 12,400-foot slope on a recent weekend.
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August 14, 1961

Honorable High Old Time

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"You must climb Mount Fuji once in your life," an old Japanese maxim admonishes, and lately, as if a grim determination had seized the population to get the job done, the volcano has become a prime target for summer tourists. Here, plodding along a switchback trail near Fuji-san's cindery summit, are some of the 30,000 hikers who labored up the 12,400-foot slope on a recent weekend.

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