Autumnal Ying and Yang in Niseko

The last of the leaves are falling off the trees and Mt.Yotei and Mt.Annupuri peaks both have a nice layer of snow.

Mt.Yotei, 28 October 2013

Mt.Yotei, 28 October 2013

Mt.Annupuri and Hirafu panorama, 28 October 2013

Mt.Annupuri and Hirafu panorama, 28 October 2013

Recently the weather was alternated constantly between rain and sunshine, usually in quick succession.

Although it is wet and rain jackets are essential hiking at this time of year is excellent.

Here are a couple shots taken yesterday on the Niseko Higashiyama Hiking Trail

Harunotaki Autumn Colours, 27 October 2013

Harunotaki Autumn Colours, 27 October 2013

Harunotaki, 27 October 2013

Harunotaki, 27 October 2013

This morning the clouds parted briefly to allow some nice views of Mt. Yotei and Mt. Annupuri to open up.

Mt.Yotei from Kabayama, 28 October 2013

Mt.Yotei from Kabayama, 28 October 2013

Mt.Annupuri and Hirafu, 28 October 2013

Mt.Annupuri and Hirafu, 28 October 2013

With under a month now before the opening of the 2013-2014 season excitement is slowly building for another amazing winter and those magical first tracks down the mountain!

Hirafu Shrine, 28 October 2013

Hirafu Shrine, 28 October 2013