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This page continues July 13th (at 7:24 AM) at Oze National Park. We arrived in the Ozenuma (Oze Pond) area and then continued hiking along the north side. We then hiked south, down the east side of Ozenuma and then took the trail out to the O-Shi-mizu Bus Stop and headed for home. The adventure and the month of July finishes on this page.   Click on any thumbnail to begin.

July 13th Continues from Page 2 (at 7:24 AM)
  Here is another shot, and a cropped out portion, of a Cranberry flower (Vaccinium oxycoccos). You may wonder why we are showing you this one, after showing you something quite similar in Row 4 on Page 2, well the reason is to show you the very tiny dew drops on this flower at 7:24 AM.
       Here is another link to the large version of an Oze National Park Area Map, which will open in a new window or tab. You can refer to it when you see place names while reading through the row text. CLICK FOR MAP (new window or tab). Our route is shown on it with red arrows and the arrowheads indicate our direction of travel. On July 12th we hiked from Hatomachi Pass to Ozegahara. On July 13th we hiked from Ozegahara to O-Shi-mizu.
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  Here is one more shot of Vaccinium oxycoccos (Cranberry). The 2nd shot shows that we have finally arrived at the northwestern corner of Ozenuma (Oze Pond) (see map) and that today is pretty much 100% cloudy. In fact, there were a few sprinkles of rain now and then. Actually, after we reached the bus stop, at around 12:30 PM, it began to rain fairly hard. The 3rd shot is another of Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).
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  Here is a stunning shot of Gentiana thunbergii var. minor. It is so very difficult to get the colors of this flower to come out nicely. The center shot shows Ozenuma and the 3rd shot shows a patch of Bunchberry (Cornus canadense). This plant is also known as Canadian Dogwood.
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  The first shot in this row shows a small portion of Ozenuma. You can't really see them in the first shot, but there is an abundance of (Iris laevigata) out there. The 2nd shot was taken from a different position and zoomed in - you can see the Irises in this shot. The 3rd shot was taken for the Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).
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  Here are 2 more shots which were taken for the Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum). The 3rd shot shows a patch of Gentiana thunbergii var. minor. In this shot you can get an appreciation for how difficult it is to capture the true colors of this flower.
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  The first shot is of Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) and also shows Mt. Hiuchigatake back there. The 2nd shot is another patch of Bunchberry (Cornus canadense) and of course the 3rd shot was again taken for the abundance of Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) with the group of hikers for scale. This is probably at just about the 2.7 km marker on the map (north side of Ozenuma).
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  Now we have arrived at the biggest field of Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) imaginable! This is the area at the northeastern edge of Ozenuma - where the red arrows indicate that we hiked north for a little bit before turning back. We took a LOT of photos of this field!
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  And 2 more photos of the HUGE field of Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).
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  Here are 3 shots of the Dactylorhiza aristata orchid. There is even a white one.
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  That group of 3 Larch Trees is the icon for the Ozenuma Area and this is the time of the year when thousands and thousands of people flock to this place to get shots of the Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) similar to this one. The 2nd shot shows several specimens of the Dactylorhiza aristata orchid and the 3rd shot again shows Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) - with Mt. Hiuchigatake behind it.
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  Here are 2 more shots which show the iconic 3 Larch Trees. The 3rd shot is of a nice Lily (Hemerocallis dumortieri var. esculenta). This is still very close to the northeastern corner of Ozenuma (see map).
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  All 3 shots in this row show different angles of the 3 Larch Trees with the Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) growing all around them.
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  Here are 2 additional shots of the 3 Larch Trees. The first image is a 3 shot panorama. Back in 2012 we took sunset shots from near the hut which you see to the left of the 3 Larch Trees in the first photo. The center image is a 2-shot panorama zoomed in to the 3 Larch Trees. The 3rd shot shows me on the boardwalk surrounded by Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).
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  The first shot is really zoomed in to the 3 Larch Trees, so all you can see is the bases of them. The 2nd and 3rd shots also show the 3 Larch Trees and, of course, Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum).
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  Here is Kazuya surrounded by Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum) - of course he is on the boardwalk, but you can't see it. The 2nd shot - more Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum). The 3rd shot is a scenery shot of Ozenuma.
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  Now we have worked our way to the south side of Ozenuma and we are headed down the trail to the bus stop at O-Shi-mizu. The first photo was taken at about the extreme southeastern part of Ozenuma (see map). Of course that is Mt. Hiuchigatake back there. The center shot is of Paris japonica, the only one we saw which was still blooming. The 3rd image is the cover of our latest in the "Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Mountains" series of books. This newest one is - Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 11: Mt. Shiroumadake (includes Mt. Shakushidake & Mt. Yarigatake), which was approved for sale on July 9, 2014. You can find a Details page and a sample PDF file for this book HERE (new window or tab). With 178 pages and about 208 photos it is the most stunning yet!
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  Here is a smaller version of the map to which we linked to in the Row Text way up in Row 1. If you have not yet looked at the map, then you have no idea where anything is in relation to the other stuff, sorry.
Oze Map
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End July 13th, End July 2014's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
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