Niseko Snow Report, 2nd October 2011

Niseko first tracks..?

It’s October and soon the Route 66 mountain pass to Iwanai will be closed due to snow, so early this morning I took the chance to walk the Ooyachi trail through the marsh and up to lake Onuma. The lake is at an elevation of 850m and there I found what could loosely be described as snow to make the first tracks in!

These shots are all taken on the mobile phone.

First boot tracks, 2 October 2011

First boot tracks, 2 October 2011

Ooyachi Trail Entrance Sign

Ooyachi Trail Entrance Sign

Ooyachi trail snow on the sasa

Ooyachi trail snow on the sasa

Onuma lake with new snow on the rocks

Onuma lake with new snow on the rocks

Onuma lake edge, 2 October 2011

Onuma lake edge, 2 October 2011

First dog tracks, 2 October 2011

First dog tracks, 2 October 2011

By the time I returned to Hirafu Glen had got a great shot of the Mt. Annupuri peak showing through the clouds with the first snow seen on it this year.

Mt. Annupuri peak with snow, 2 October 2011

Mt. Annupuri peak with snow, 2 October 2011

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