Happo-one / Sunny2017.Oct.09
When I got off Grat Quad it was above the clouds. Happo Alpen Line and Kurobishi Line was very crowded because it was last day of 3 day weekend. As I reached Shakujii Cairn, about 20 minutes from Happo-ike Sanso, I could see the sea of clouds in the east.
[Shakujii Cairn, Happo Nature Trail]
It was very cold for this period until morning of Oct. 7. But it was warm from yesterday to today and though weak wind was blowing, it was comfortable without jacket. The view the Northern Alps from the ridge trail was outstanding!
[Ridge Trail, Happo Nature Trail]
Along the way, sometimes the sunlight was shadowed by the clouds. There were many mountain climbers with large back packs early in the morning and the elderly tourists and the families increased as time passed.
[Happo Cairn, Happo Nature Trail]
The clouds started to cover the ridge of Hakuba Sanzan around 8:30 a.m. The wind was blowing so the surface of the pond was not mirror-like but many people were taking the photos from the deck. The autumn tints around Happo-ike Pond (2,060 m) was already finished.
[No.3 Cairn, Happo Nature Trail]
But when climbed up a little and I looked down from the trail, the autumn tints were beautiful in the valley. Especially, the clouds and the coloured leaves were making the wonderful scenery. The leaves of Dakekanba (Erman’s birch) had fallen already and it’s white trunks stood out.
[Happo-ike Pond－Shimo-no-kanba, Trail to Mt. Karamatsu]
[ Happo-one Nature Trail Availability Information ]
*Summer Season … June 3, 2017 (Sat.)－Oct. 29, 2017 (Sun.)
*Opening Hour … Alpen Line: Weekday 8:00 a.m.－, Weekend in Sep. 30 (Sat)－Oct. 15 (Sun) 7:00 a.m.－/ Kurobishi Line: Weekday 8:15 a.m.－, Weekend 7:15－
*Prices … Happo Alpen Line Round-trip / Adult: JPY2,900, Child: JPY1,750
Kurobishi Line Round-trip (Kurobishi No.3 Pair＋Grat Quad) / Adult: 1,120, Child: JPY800
[ Kita-one Kogen Availability Information ]
*Summer Season … July 1, 2017 (Sat.)－Nov. 5, 2017 (Sun.)
*Opening Hours … 8:00 a.m.－4:00 p.m.
*Prices … Kita-one Quad Lift Round-trip / Adult: JPY800, Child: JPY400
Happo-one Nature Trail:
June 3－Oct. 29, 2017
Kitaone Kogen Highland:
Apr. 29－May 28, July 1－Nov. 5, 2017
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