Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Adventures in Old Japan: The Descent

When we last talked about Adventures in Old Japan, I was somewhere high in a mountain pass and had just enjoyed tea and pickles. Well, what goes up must come down. Here is the story of the descent.

If you want to catch up with what we’ve talked about so far, here are the links!

Part 1: Magome
Part 2: Going Up
Part 3: Mountain Surprise

Eventually, I left the tea and pickles hut behind and headed on my way. The trail began to go down…down…down. I had this mental vision of hitting a patch of slick leaves and making a record breaking descent.

“Maude, did you see that?”
“Sure did. I didn’t know you could ski here in November.”

But all was well.

I began to see some small streams.


The small streams started to join together until they had a nice river going. I was looking forward to seeing the falls. I kept trying to peek through the trees to find them, but they were nowhere to be found.

Suddenly, I saw one far below my trail. How do I get there, I wondered. Eventually, my trail reached ground level and split. Falls one way, the rest of the trail another.

Which way do you think I chose?

I know, I know, silly question!



I was so excited to get to both falls, even though I did have to cross a little bridge to get to them. But I really love waterfalls!

Here’s a small settlement that appeared along the trail. Would you like to live here? I think I wouldn’t mind too much!


1 comment:

Sharon said...

This set of pictures is probably the most spectacular I have seen in your 5 years of blogging. They are unbelievable!