Anyway, this was the last stop on the field trip, and a wonderful stop it was.
Here you can see a section of the path. It has been revamped since it was in general use to make it safe for hikers.
Here is a section of path in more or less original condition. As you can see, it was not made for horses.
Apparently this is the footprint of Tenaga Ashinaga, the long-armed long-legged demon that lived on Mt. Chokai terrorizing the local populace until the Three-Legged Crow betrayed him and he was killed by a warrior priest. I should have put a coin next to it to show you how big it is. This 'footprint' is about 10cm long. Even if he did have exceptionally long limbs, Tenaga Ashinaga can't have been all that big a demon. The word next to it says 'foot' and was put there by an unknown carver sometime within the last 30 years.
95% of the time, the macro zoom on my camera doesn't work (it's been broken since last summer) but every now and then it surprises me.