February 19th, 2011

It's no secret I have certain lust for Kaerazu No-Ken (Mountain of No Return). The Cat Face is pretty much Hakuba's dinner bell for the hungry. It's been about 3 years since I started my official drooling. A few days of high pressure let the snow settle to a 'hmm' state of possibility. As I walked the ridge towards Kaerazu I ran into some 16mm cameras, I then saw 2 dots(Jones and Forest) moving around the summit of my destination.

When I finally hit the zone, I was stoked because the view is super special and it turns out I just missed the shreds dropping in by about 15 minutes. One of there crew was hiking out and gave me the reports of good snow. I was very happy to hear that, as it made my alone time up there much much easier.

The rest was awesome.

If you look close you'll see Jones and Forest on Kearazu.

View from the right ear of the  kitty. I want to live up here.

Been waiting a long time for a ugly mug shot up here.

Karamatsu with party decoractions in front.

Looking towards the sea.  

Kind of the drop in but I was more right.

If you look at the flat top theres a pimple, that's where I started.

Red is the path I choose.  Super Day.