Odate Green Hotel Yamashichi
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... was REALLY whipping ...but I kept going! As you can see, I was properly attired ... no exposed skin! Luckily, the wind was at my back going up. Coming down it was a bit brisk as it found a few spots to sneak in around the goggles.
Once I made it to the top of the first peak, I decided to follow the ridge line ...
... snow is actually that deep and the snowplows cut through it to keep the road open.
The roads are narrow normally, but with the added snow, it was quite a thrill when faced with an oncoming bus or large truck. ...or the crazy fool who was driving too fast, saw me coming, hit the brakes too hard, slid sideways, BUT luckily over-corrected back ...
... br> It was a small group and we were all in pretty good shape so we hiked a good number of miles. ...that is, until the weather dropped in on us and we decided it was time to turn around. No sense in going further.....it wasn't like you could see much :o)
... the sky, it warmed up very nicely. It was definitely a good day to have some smart layers on. As we hit a bit of uphill trail, all of us were unzipping, rolling up and replacing heavy gloves with lighter ones. Later the wind picked up a bit and then we unrolled and rezipped.
We had lunch at a small gazebo structure that was ...
I had hope to get one more mountain top hike in before the winter snows arrived, but the higher I got, the wetter the conditions. I was surprised to see that they had already had to plow Route 103. This route will close in the next few weeks and will not reopen until they plow it in later March. The road will be buried under 10-20 feet ...
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