Day two of my hike up Sennokuro-san was greeted with clear skies and calm air. My first task upon rising was to descend 100 meters down the valley to access a natural spring and collect my drinking water for the day. A quick breakfast and I'm off. The day was spent following the ridge line as it gained and lost altitude and connected me with my goal. In the far distance I could see the summit I was after, but I could also see the clouds rolling in from the Gunma side of the range. Their slow lumbering progress mimicked my own, and it was a foot race to see who would conquer the summit first. Unfortunately, I reached the summit just as the clouds enveloped the peak. All I could see was blues skies above and a white abyss below. "Shoganai" ("that's life" in Japanese).
Based out of Minakami, where I work as a canyoning guide. I love hiking and am always looking to the skies for good weather.