This time on Iwaki Mountain, near Hirosaki. Before going to sleep I played with my phones alarm option so much that it didn` t go on at 5:45 in the morning. My friends woke me up by calling me at 6:30.
"Where are you Mihai? Still sleeping?"
"Oh, NO, what`s the time?
" It`s time to GO!" ( sorry about that)
I met them after 12 minutes and we were on our 45 minutes drive to Iwaki mountain.
This is how Iwaki was like at 16:00. I wish that this weather continued all day long.
I had the pleasure to sit in the back of the car and enjoy the road to Hirosaki and back.
Watching ザ・ドリフターズ all the way we arrived pretty soon on at Ajigasawa` s Ski resort parking, where we met one of our friends, and after going round the mountain taking 69 curves, near the top of Iwaki.
Some of us were jumping with joy
Some of us were thinking about the cherry blossom
But the reality was this, and we were on our way to the top.
The weather was rainy, -2 degrees, wind of speed of 18-20m/s. No way for the lifts to move. So we started preparing to climb.
We hiked for about an hour between bushes, trees and climbing rocks.
Finally on the top. With the strong wing blowing with power the snowflakes on our faces made it hard to set the camera and take this picture.
And we started climbing round the mountain.
Ready to go down the mountain. The clouds are still surrounding us, making the mountain hard to see. But not for long...
We were soon out of the clouds and enjoying the view.
In this video I took you can see how fast the clouds are moving.
This is where we came from- you can see in the far left the car in the parking lot.
An avalache is showing some signs. From what we`ve heard it was like that since the beginning of april. Hope it stays the same until it melts.
Yotin going first to prepare the camera.
Today`s snowboarders were:
And Yotin in the middle
Before arriving in the parking lot it started to rain heavily, but it felt so warm and so nice. Just like a spring shower after a cold winter.
Some of us were still having fun until the very end of the slope covered with snow.
After going up the mountain to take Mos` s car we headed for Agigasawa again and Hirosaki. Couldn`t let the beautiful scenery pass without immortalizing a few sceneries. You can smell the spring without looking at the beautiful intense green that is appearing here and there.
Today has been better than I have been expecting it to be. All week I have been checkin the weather forecast and for for my disapponting Sunday was always near the rain mark. On top of the mountain it snowed almost all the time and while descending the sun was appearing now and then. Good timing!
Mos san was so kind to make a video selection of that day. He even caught on me on camera when I am having a big fall sliding. Too much speed
Mos and Yotin wrote on their japanese blog about that day. Click on name to visit.
See you next year Iwaki!