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Travel Blogs from Odate
... well against scenery, but with the leaves at the height of their colors, we actually blended in. Good thing none of us had to be rescued! :o)
All in all, it was a great day. I'm sure my arms, shoulders and neck will remind me tomorrow how much fun it was, but it was well worth it. Just an absolutely great day to be on the water and in Japan!
No skiing or snowboarding for me today. I took the ropeway (cable car) about halfway up the mountain and then headed out on snowshoes to see if I could make it to the top of one of the peaks.
Wasn't sure I was going to make it, but as I watched some people ahead of me going up, I thought the top was closer. ...
... side of the road while I bumped into the snow wall on my side of the road. ....no damage!
Over all, it was a good trip - short, but EXCITING! The snow was coming down so hard at times and was so heavy, that I had to pull over (tough to find a spot) to clear the ice off the wiper blades. At times, when there was no place to pull over, ...
Back near the trailhead is a natural thermal hot springs Onsan (Japanese community hot bath). I didn't indulge this go, but definitely can see it in my future :o) We stopped at the Onsan/Hotel/restaurant for potty break.
It was also fun watching the workers shovel snow off the roof.
... for insects. One hole is really fresh - you can see the light colored fresh wood.
I had some fun taking some unusual pictures today since we were in the lower mountains among lots of trees. Really loved looking up and seeing how BLUE the sky was today. By the time we ...