The last of the leaves are falling off the trees and Mt.Yotei and Mt.Annupuri peaks both have a nice layer of snow.
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
This morning the clouds parted briefly to allow some nice views of Mt. Yotei and Mt. Annupuri to open up.
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!