Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Hike/Snowboarding of the season.

Yesterday was a long journey to 3 defined peaks in the Southern Hakkoda's.  We started from Suiren-numa a small pull off/ pond and headed south towards Lake Towada. Our first ascent was Komagamine which lead us to the big guy Kushigamine.  From there we started to have great visibility and choose a different descent down towards Sarukura-onsen.  On our way back we passed Komagamine again and headed towards Sarakuradake which then led us to the Onsen.  WHooooo what a day.  Here are our ridiculous stats for the day: 10 miles traveled, over 3400 vertical feet climbed and over 3900 vertical feet descent.  Pretty good way to spend my Birthday plus it's snowboarding in May!  The snow conditions where are good as it gets for spring, prefect corn snow on all aspects. 
Check out our route in Red.

Start- Suiren-numa

A couple of skiers in the distance hiking Kushigamine
Kushigamine Summit

Kushigamine face

Finish- Sarukura-Onsen


  1. Looks great, wish I could have been there!

  2. otsukare sama deshita.

    Thanks for sharing these posts!
    You guys had a killer season in Hakkoda.