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This page continues October 25th from Page 2. Page 2 ended at 12:08 PM and this page begins with 12:09 PM and the continuation of our hike from the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji to the Oniwa (Okuniwa) Area. This is the final adventure of October and this page only has 9 Rows of photos, so browse slowly and enjoy.   Click on any thumbnail to begin.

October 25th Continues (at 12:09 PM)
  The first shot in this row is again looking up towards the summit of Mt. Fuji, but it was after we had turned in a somewhat different direction, so the sun is not much of a problem any longer. The outlined area in this photo shows the area included in the next photo. The third shot shows a portion of a very large patch of Reindeer Moss/Reindeer Lichen (Cladonia rangiferina). This was more or less all over the place up here, but this was a large patch with no other intruding species. It was very pretty.
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  Here are three additional shots which show a portion of the same very large patch of Reindeer Moss/Reindeer Lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) as shown in the third shot in the previous row.
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  Here are three really nice yellow color shots of the Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi). The second and third shots show the summit area of Mt. Fuji.
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  And here are three more amazingly yellow colored shots of the Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi). The third shot is close and personal.
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  More yellow colors in the Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi). The second shot shows the corner of an abandoned hut that has fallen down even more since the last time we were here. The third image is made up of 3-exposure bracketed shots which were combined in Photomatix Pro to create this HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. This is a different hut than the one in the center shot. This is probably the old abandoned toilet that visitors to the hut used.
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  Up above we showed you some shots of Reindeer Moss, well these three shots show regular moss. In addition to the large patch of Reindeer Moss, we also found this amazingly large patch of regular moss. It was strange to see this here, so we took several shots of it.
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  Okay, this bus stop sign shows that we have arrived at Oniwa (Okuniwa). From here Kazuya hiked down to a small gift shop to purchase a bottle of delicious cranberry jam. We have always purchased a jar of cranberry jam here. This was the first time that I did not go down there. I just waited around the bus stop here and took photos. My left leg was acting up and I didn't want to put even more strain on it. So, the second and third shots were taken from down near that gift shop by Kazuya. If you have purchased our 2016 Calendar - Japan Outdoor Photos (new window or tab) you may have noticed that the photo for October was taken at Okuniwa. By the way, if you plan to purchase this calendar then I strongly recommend that you purchase the one with the green cover. By the time you see this, the black cover one should no longer be available, but if it is, do not purchase that one. If you want the International Version, then I am sorry, but the black cover one is the only edition which is available. What's the difference? The green cover version binding is what is referred to as "Saddle-Stitch" and the black cover version is bound with glue. By the way, you can view a complete PDF file of the 2016 calendar HERE (new window or tab).
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  Here are two more photos that Kazuya shot while he was down at the gift shop just below Okuniwa, both of which show fine yellow colors and the summit area of Mt. Fuji. The 3rd shot is something I found while wandering around the bus stop area. This is a fallen tree that is about half buried in the soil at this time. I wondered how many years ago this tree had fallen so that it was about half decayed and also half buried in the soil.
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  Here is another shot I captured while wandering around the bus stop area. Nice green and yellow contrasts, eh?! The second and third shots show Kazuya hiking back up the trail. After he returned we ate the lunch which we brought with us and then took the next bus to Kawaguchi Lake train station and headed for home, finally arriving back at our apartment at about 5:45 PM or so.
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End October 25th, End October 2015's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
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