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Page 2 of 4 - Photos from the 2010 Christmas Letter!
posted: December 24th, 2010
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This page shows ONLY photos which are included in the Annual Christmas Letter for 2010.   On this page are the photos from June and July - Christmas Letter pages 11 - 17 inclusive.
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What is the difference between these pages and the actual Christmas Letter?   These pages show only the photos from the Christmas Letter and VERY brief photo descriptions.   The Christmas Letter tells the actual stories behind the photos and more details about the where and why.

Begin "June Happenings" Photos from the Christmas Letter
  Page 11 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. speciosa) on Mt. Yatsugatake.
Second Photo - a shot taken from our lunch spot - that summit (Mt. Akadake) is where we have to be in 3 hours.
Third Photo - looking up at Mt. Akadake.
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  Pages 11 and 12 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - gives you an idea of what the climbing was like chains to hold on to and kind of climbing up a rock cliff.
Second Photo - Pulsatilla nipponica.
Third Photo - scenery shot taken as we hiked from Mt. Akadake to Mt. Iodake.
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  Page 12 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - taken from a little way below Mt. Iodake the mountain to the left of center is Mt. Akadake where we started out this morning.
Second Photo - Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton camtschatcense) growing in Oze National Park.
Third Photo - marsh in Oze National Park.
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  Page 13 of Christmas Letter - Oze National Park.
First Photo - Viola kamtschadalorum (3 shots fused into one image).
Second Photo - sunrise time on June 13th.
Third Photo - a reflection on the water and Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton camtschatcense).
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End June, Begin "July Happenings" Photos from the Christmas Letter
  Pages 13 and 14 of Christmas Letter - Oze national Park (A Second Visit).
First Photo - the Boardwalk.
Second Photo - Cottongrass.
Third Photo - climbing Mt. Shibutsu.
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  Page 14 of Christmas Letter - Oze National Park.
First Photo - Mt. Shibutsu - Dactylorhiza aristata (an Orchid).
Second Photo - Mt. Shibutsu Panorama.
Third Photo - Erigeron thunbergii subsp. glabratus var. heterotrichus.
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  Pages 14 and 15 of Christmas Letter - Oze National Park.
First Photo - a Pogonia japonica Orchid Collage.
Second Photo - an Eleorchis japonica Orchid Collage.
Third Photo - Mt. Shibutsu - an Edelweiss (Leontopodium fauriei var. angustifolium) Collage.
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  Page 15 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - Oze National Park, sunrise.
Second Photo - Hakuba - Hakuba Pond Panorama.
Third Photo - a beautiful Orange Lily on Mt. Hakuba.
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  Pages 15 and 16 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - Mt. Korenge - Dicentra peregrina.
Second Photo - hiking to Mt. Shirouma - Scenery.
Third Photo - near Mt. Shiroumadake - Lagotis glauca.
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  Page 16 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - from the Mt. Shiroumadake Hut area near sunset time.
Second Photo - Mt. Yarigatake (2,903.1 m = 9,525 ft) out in front of us the following day (July 24th).
Third Photo - looking back to Mt. Shakushidake (near) and Mt. Shiroumadake (far).
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  Pages 16 and 17 of Christmas Letter.
First Photo - sunrise time near Mt. Yarigatake Hot Spring.
Second and 3rd Photos - below Mt. Yarigatake.
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End "July Happenings" Photos from the Christmas Letter, End Page 2
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