People love the flowers in the spring or yellows and reds in the autumn but I love winter mountains. Before things getting into the winter, I felt like to see what's going on in this transition period - as autumn is getting shorter and shorter and people used to call it a transition period rather than autumn.
As Jiri mountain is sitting in the southern part of the peninsular, it was more like summer, rather than autumn. I expect snowfall and ice on the trail in the next visit.
Sometimes beauty is not in front of me but up in the sky. After I got 15mm lens, I made a habit to look up.
A Buddist's temple at the start of the trail. This is the first time I had a chance to have a glance inside, since the bus schedule was changed to give me additional 30 minutes.
They have a relative of banana tree. I'm not pretty sure but banana tree has something to do with the Buddhism in eastern Asia.
The uphill trail is on the south eastern side of the mountain, so it feels more like summer to me, though it is supposed to be autumn according to the calendar.
Still full of green, while I expected yellows and reds...
It is not the steep hill but the white hot sun in the sky which gives me the killing pain...and all the sweats.
My wife is telling me that this kind of picture shows genuine "you" but I don't know why...
Same waterfall in a different angle. Only to try something different. :)
We had a terrible Typhoon in this summer. Lots of old and weak trees have fallen to the ground.
This is a sight of a trail that I have to cover early in the morning. As I cannot take any picture in the 'night' I took them in advance, in the early evening as I reach the lodge.
Minutes before sunrise. Villages are in clouds.
At the very moment of sun rise
After 2 minutes...
The highest peak at the moment of sunrise.
Way down from the top of the mountain. Time to enjoy hot meals in the morning. I'm exhausted with 3 hours of trail walk.
Everything looks beautiful after the good morning meal. It's 8 a.m. Still have more than 10 hours of walk.
Going deep into the autumn here.
Now it feels like I'm in the autumn, seeing those orange and yellows here.
This is the only trail that stretches 1km without any up and down. I've got to save time here. Run!!!
Short rest to take pictures while I ran.
Little more rest... is needed anyway...
a lone pine tree.
Actually this is a very small rock. Not a rock wall to climb. 4m high or less...
Came across a hiker. Most of people travels in the opposite direction of mine. I met hundreds of people on the trail, I mean it : I'm the only one who travel from east to west and 99.9% of others travels from east to west.
Very calm view in the evening. Sun is setting down but I still have to walk for an hour.