First snow on Tokachi-dake

October ’13

After waiting the rain for 2 days in Biei, I cycled up to Fukiage-Onsen in freezing-cold temperatures and thick fog. I had some hopes to climb in the Daisetsuzan National Park the next day with, hopefully, better weather. There is some kind of hostel at the Onsen there, where I met a Tcheck/Japanese party planning to go up there the next day.

We got up early, and with good sign of fair weather in the darkness we headed up on the trail. The weather turned out perfect, an excellent timing, and we were on top of Tokachi-dake before we knew. The upper half was covered in thin snow from the last days storm, as were other mountains around. The view was incredible. The contrast in the colors too. Sugoi ne?

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